Don't leave Thailand without tasting the top delicious Thai food below

Thailand’s cuisine needs little introduction. There are plenty of reasons to visit Thailand, from glorious golden beaches to legendary parties beneath a full moon… and that’s before travelallover mention the food. Thai cuisine is a celebration of the fresh and fragrant. Top 10 of Thai Food, which spans everything from staple backpacker favourites to Thai classics. Whatever your reason for visiting, the abundance of delicious flavours will make you want to extend your stay in this Asian country.

Don’t leave Thailand without tasting…

1. Tom Yum Goong (Spicy Shrimp Soup)

Tom Yum Goong (Spicy Shrimp Soup)

Tom Yum is very famous Thai food

Like the English name, Tom yum soup is a spicy, clear soup that will burn the roof of your mouth off. Tom yum is characterized by its distinct hot-and-sour flavor. The basic broth is made of stock, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, lime juice, fish sauce, and crushed chili peppers. You add your meat of choice, though the most popular is tom yum kung (shrimp).

2. Som Tum (Spicy Green Papaya Salad)

Som Tum (Spicy Green Papaya Salad)

Som Tum have the featured flavour of Thai food

Hailing from the Northeast state of Isaan, this outlandish dish is both great divider - some can't get enough of its bite, some can't handle it - and greatly distinctive. this dish of strips of crunchy unripe papaya bruised in a mortar and pestle with tomato, long beans, chilli, lime and fish sauce, has found a foothold in virtually every corner of the country, so releasing a rounded sweet-sour-spicy flavour that's not easily forgotten. Regional variations throw peanuts, dry shrimp or salted crab into the mix, the latter having a gut-cleansing talent that catches many newcomers by surprise! Couple the dish with a basket of sticky rice for a light yet piquant Thai meal.

3. Tom Kha Kai (Chicken in Coconut Soup)

Tom Kha Kai (Chicken in Coconut Soup)

Coconut milk make Tom Kha Kai be a sweet Thai cuisine

A mild, tamer twist on Tom Yum, this iconic soup infuses fiery chilies, thinly sliced young galangal, crushed shallots, stalks of lemongrass and tender strips of chicken. However unlike its more watery cousin, lashings of coconut milk soften its spicy blow. Topped off with fresh lime leaves, it's a sweet-smelling concoction, both creamy and compelling.

4. Gaeng Daeng (Red Curry)

Gaeng Daeng (Red Curry)

Gaeng Daeng is the food must have in any Thai Restaurant.

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Made with morsels of meat, red curry paste, smooth coconut milk and topped off with a sprinkling of finely sliced kaffir lime leaves, this rich, aromatic curry always gets those taste buds tingling. At its best when the meat is stunningly tender, it could be likened to a beautiful woman: it's mild, sweet and delicately fragrant. And like all true love affairs, absence makes the heart grow fonder.

5. Pad Thai (Thai style Fried Noodles)

Pad Thai (Thai style Fried Noodles)

Noodle is very familiar Asian Food

Invented in the 1930s by a Chinese-Thai chef, this dish of thin rice noodles ( thin or wide noodles - you choose) stir-fried with egg, tofu and shrimp, and seasoned with fish sauce, sugar, tamarind, vinegar and dried chilli has subsequently reigned as the poster boy for Thai cuisine. A truly interactive eating experience, half its fun (and flavour) lies in then using a quartet of accompanying condiments - fish sauce, sugar, chilli powder and finely ground peanuts - to wake it from its slumbers.

6. Khao Pad (Fried Rice)

Khao Pad (Fried Rice)

Khao Pad is very popular food in Thailand

For many Thai people, fried rice is comfort food. The variations are endless, and the dish is often the result of improvisation. Fried rice, egg, onion, a few herbs - nothing more, nothing less. The secret of this unpretentious dish lies in its simplicity. The concept is this: you're the one devouring it, so you dress it. To do so, Thais use everything from prawns, crab or chicken to basil, chili and left-over vegetables, in the process turning an unremarkable pauper into a gastronomic prince!

7. Pad Krapow Moo Saap (Fried Basil and Pork)

Pad Krapow Moo Saap (Fried Basil and Pork)

Pad Krapow Moo Saap is an incredibly popular ‘one plate’ dish for
lunch or dinner

An incredibly popular ‘one plate’ dish for lunch or dinner, fried basil and pork is certainly one of the most popular Thai dishes. It is made in a piping hot wok with lots of holy basil leaves, large fresh chilli, pork, green beans, soy sauce and a little sugar. The minced, fatty pork is oily and mixes with the steamed white rice for a lovely fulfilling meal. It is often topped with a fried egg (kai dao) you will most likely be asked if you would like an egg with it. Be aware that most Thai people ask for lots of chilli in this dish so if you are not a fan of tingling lips, ask for you pad krapow ‘a little spicy’.

8. Gaeng Keow Wan Kai (Green Chicken Curry)

Gaeng Keow Wan Kai (Green Chicken Curry)

Tasting Gaeng Keow Wan Kai will make you have amazing experience about Thai cuisine

Morsels of fresh chicken. Cherry-sized eggplants. Tender bamboo shoots. Sprigs of Coriander. Generous handfuls of sweet basil. These humble elements form the body of this seminal curry. But how does it get so gloriously green you ask? Oh, that'll be the spoons of green curry paste that's stirred furiously into hot creamy coconut milk. Served alongside a bowl of fragrant Thai rice, Gaeng Keow Kan Gai is the extreme opposite.

9. Yam Nua (Spicy Beef Salad)

Yam Nua (Spicy Beef Salad)

Yam Nua is a 'Salad Hall of Fame' of Thaifood

If there was such a thing as a 'Salad Hall of Fame', Thailand's zesty own breed, or 'yam' as they are known here, would surely take pride of place. Unconvinced? Experience the fresh, fiery thrill of yam nua - with its sprightly mix of onion, coriander, spearmint, lime, dried chili and tender strips of beef - and you won't be. It perfectly embodies the invigorating in-the-mouth-thrill of all Thai salads, the yummy-ness of yam.

10. Kai Med Ma Muang (Chicken with Cashew Nuts)

Kai Med Ma Muang (Chicken with Cashew Nuts)

Kai Med Ma Muang is very delicious Thai food

Pardon the pun, but tourists go nuts for this stir fried dish. Perhaps it's the wildly contrasting textures of a dish that saut's chicken alongside roasted cashews, sweet soy sauce, onions, chilies, pepper, carrot and mushrooms. Perhaps it's the sweetening dash of honey that appeals. Do you really care? The important thing is that this dish works: it's simple but scrumptious, a little bit tame and yet still totally Thai.

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