Thai food is delicious and unique. But, if you’ve eaten it a lot and want to try something new, here are some dishes to consider next time you order Thai food!
Firstly, what makes Thai food so delicious?
Thai food is known for its balance of sweet, sour, salty and spicy flavours. It’s also known for its use of herbs and spices such as coriander leaves and lemongrass, and you may even be surprised to learn that Thai food is influenced by many cultures including Chinese, Indian and French. If you’re wondering what gives it such a distinct taste, staples like coconut milk, peanuts and tamarind paste are a common part of most Thai dishes!
- Thai-style french fries
If you’re looking for a twist on regular, old french fries, try Thai-style french fries! They’re often served as a side dish or appetiser and are made by frying thin slices of potato until they’re crispy. They’re then tossed in a sweet, sour and spicy sauce made with tamarind paste, fish sauce, sugar, chilli peppers and lime juice.
Larb is a type of Thai salad that’s made with minced meat (usually chicken, pork or beef) that’s been cooked in a variety of spices. It’s then mixed with fish sauce, lime juice, chilli peppers, mint leaves, and toasted rice powder. Larb is typically served as a main dish, and makes for a tasty and refreshing meal!
- Taro chips with plum sauce
Taro chips are a type of fried potato chip that’s popular in Thailand. They’re often served as a side dish or appetiser, and are usually served with a sweet and sour plum sauce. If you’re in the mood for something a little different, try taro chips with plum sauce the next time you have Thai food!
- Mini chicken bao bun
Chicken bao buns are a type of steamed bun that’s popular in Thailand. They’re made with a variety of ingredients, including chicken, cabbage, carrots, onion and ginger. The buns are then steamed until they’re fluffy and cooked through. If you’re ever in a rush and still crave some Thai cuisine, mini chicken bao buns make for a delicious and easy-to-eat meal!
- Coconut sticky rice with fruit
Coconut sticky rice is a type of Thai dessert that’s made with glutinous rice, coconut milk and sugar. It’s often served with a variety of fruits, such as mango, pineapple or jackfruit and is a popular choice for those with a sweet tooth, and is great to share with friends or family! We love it because coconut sticky rice makes for a delicious and easy-to-eat dessert!
- Salad Taohoo
Salad Taohoo is a type of Thai noodle salad that’s made with vermicelli noodles, bean sprouts, peanuts, coriander and a variety of other ingredients. It’s often served as a main dish, and is always a tasty and refreshing meal if you need a little pick-me-up.
- Khao phat muu
Khao phat muu is a type of Thai rice dish that’s made with pork, garlic, ginger, onion and mushrooms. It’s often served as a main dish and is a very hearty and filling meal – in fact, it’s often said that khao phat muu is the perfect comfort food! So if you’re ever in need of a little warmth and comfort, this dish is definitely for you.
Take your tastebuds on a tour of Thailand with wholesome and delicious Thai food
Thai food is a great way to spice up your life – it’s the perfect blend of sweet, spicy and sour that keeps you coming back for more! If you want some new Thai recipes in your life, then check out these eight dishes we recommend trying next time around. They are sure to help make any night at home feel more exotic without having to travel far from home base.
Here at Kiss Kiss, we do our Thai food with a twist. Rather than your typical curries or stir-fries, we like to put our own spin on things. So, if you’re feeling adventurous, give us a try!