Top 10 Food in Bangkok
Thai food is famous for the balance of sour, spicy, salty, sweet and bitter. The main ingredients are seafood, fruits and vegetables. As the capital of Bangkok, Bangkok will give you the best taste enjoyment. Here are the top 10 food in Bangkok you must try.
1. Tom Yum Goong (Spicy Shrimp Soup)
In the name of Tom Yum Goong, 'Tom Yum Goong' means hot and sour, 'gong' means shrimp. You can find Tom Yum Goong everywhere in Bangkok and Thailand, which makes Tom Yum Goong a representative food in Thailand. In recent years, Tom Yum Goong has been popularized around the world. Tom Yum Kung soup is extremely spicy, and there is also a lot of curry in it, but after getting used to it, many people will fall in love with it.
2. Tom Kha Kai (Chicken in Coconut Soup)
Tom Kha Kai is a famous soup in Bangkok which has hundreds of years' history. Unlike Tom Yum Kung, Tom Kha Gai tastes sweeter because rich coconut milk neutralizes the spiciness of pepper and ginger. It is suitable for people who are not afraid to eat spicy food. It is very delicious. If you drink regularly, it can improve your immune system. Coconut chicken soup is sold in many street stalls in Bangkok and the whole country.
3. Gaeng Keow Wan Kai (Green Chicken Curry)
Thai red curry and Thai green curry are both popular in Thailand, but in case you can't have something too spicy, I highly recommend Gaeng Keow Wan Kai for you. It is added with coconut sauce to reduce the spicy taste and enhance the aroma, which makes chicken fresh than ever before. Eggplants are used to lower the cholesterol level. A perfect blend of green curry paste combined with coconut cream to create a thick curry that goes extremely well with rice. You should really give it a shot.
4. Pad Thai
Pad Thai is the most classic noodle dish in Thailand. It can be seen in both roadside stalls and fine dining restaurants. People almost order Pad Thai every time they go to restaurant. The fresh ingredient, the right heat, and homemade sauce all make Thai-style fried rice noodles incredibly tasty.
5. Khao Pad (Fried Rice)
As popular as Pad Thai above, Khao Pad is also a must-eat in Bangkok roadside. Khao Pad mostly made with rice, chicken, shrimp, or egg, onion, and a few herbs – nothing more, nothing less. A popular lunch dish served typically with a small of lime and slices of cucumber, the secret of this dish lies in its simplicity.
6. Som Tum (Spicy Green Papaya Salad)
Som Tum is a terrific raw and spicy salad made from shredded unripe papaya, raw beans, sliced tomatoes, dried shrimp, peanuts, and fresh garlic. Green papaya Salad is one of them which can be found basically everywhere in Bangkok and Thailand from restaurants to food stalls. Besides its great taste, Som Tum can enhance your digestion and break down fat.
7. Yam Nua (Spicy Beef Salad)
If you are on a diet and can't have greasy food, well, this refreshing Thai salad will also satisfy you with the balance of spicy, sour, and salty flavor married to tender beef, aromatic herbs and fresh vegetable. Meanwhile, it reduces the intake of salt and oil. You would love to give it a thumb up once you try it!
8. Quail Eggs
This is a protein-rich snack Thai people have daily. Put an egg in a high heat-resistant fry pan, and then put a little salt and chili sauce when the egg is almost done. It really a simple and fun snack which you can find it on the streets and food stalls. Once you find it, eat it!
9. Kanom Krok (Thai Traditional Sweet Rice Cake)
Kanom krok or coconut-rice pudding is an authentic traditional Thai dessert. The ingredients are rice flour, sugar, and coconut milk. Usually, Kanom Krok is composed of two batters, one salty and one sweet, both of which are cooked in a heating frying pan. After heating, kanom krok will be picked out of the mantle and the two half-circular doughs formed into a circular shape. You will get addicted to this rich coconut flavor once you bite it.
10. Kuay Teow Lui Suan (Thai Fresh Spring Rolls with Herbs)
Kuay Teow Lui Suan is Thailand's most famous snacks. There are various ingredients are wrapped by the thin rice skin. Eat before dip it in the Thai's signature chili dip. It is super refreshing and healthy which is really suitable for people who are losing weight.