When I was still a kid, I despised spicy foods. Even during my early 20s, I would only eat spicy foods if there were no other choices. Now, I’m still quite picky but I can appreciate spicy foods more.
I heard from friends that when you go to Thailand, you should be prepared because everything is spicy. I thought they were just exaggerating but boy, they were right. A lot of the foods here are so spicy that sometimes I get the feeling that when I get back home, I don’t ever want to eat another spicy food ever again.
That is not to say that their food is bad, in fact, they’re great. It’s just that spicy food is not my forte. Anyway, here are my favorite foods in Thailand.
- Tom Kha Gai
Tom kha gai or chicken galangal soup is one of the first ones that I tried here in Thailand. It’s very delicious and I love the aroma. The coconut based broth is so rich and creamy that it’s so filling. Galangal tastes a little like ginger and as I said in my post about Filipino food, I love ginger!
- Tom Yum Goong
Tom Yum Goong or Spicy Thai Shrimp Soup is another galangal based dish that I truly enjoyed. I’ve always had this at Thai restaurants back home and they pale in comparison to the real thing.
- Soup Neua
Beef is not as widely used here in the area that I’m staying at as pork so when I saw soup neua in the menu, I immediately ordered one. It’s one of the best noodle dishes that I’ve tried to date. The beef is so tender and the broth so rich with a great aroma.
- Gaeng Hanglay
This dish is not as famous as some of the well known Thai foods but man it’s so good. As I love ginger, this was already on my list of foods to eat when I was still in the planning stages for my trip. It doesn’t disappoint.
- Gai Tod
Who doesn’t like fried chicken? If you don’t, I will fight you! Just kidding, This Thai version of fried chicken is very different than what I’m used to and the taste is something that I can’t forget.
- Khao Ka Moo
This braised pork leg is very easy to make as the procedure for cooking is simple but man, it tastes so good. Paired with rice, this is a delicious and filling meal.
These are my favorites so far, out of all that I’ve tasted. There are still so many more to eat here and sometimes, I’m overwhelmed as to what should I order. The food here is so good that when it’s time to eat, I get excited. I’m thinking that there will be a part 2 for this post as there are so much good food here and I want to eat as much of them as I can!