What can you eat in Thailand. Almost everything you can eat anywhere else in Asia, USA and UK. Thai food is interesting in its variety. Some top local favorites are Pad Ka Pao, Thai sausages, sticky rice, Pad Thai and noodle soup. you’ll find these almost everywhere in Thailand. So you now know what to order at a Thai street food vendor or a restaurant.
Pad ka Pao
Pad ka pao is stir fried chicken (often pork) and Thai basil served with egg, soup and rice. It can be chili hot to spicy depending on how it was ordered. My suggestion is to order the “non-spicy” version and it will still have enough seasoning to taste yummy. This is a meal because it is served with rice, fried egg/omelet and clear soup. Pad ka pao is so appealing that I end up eating it very often for lunch or Pad ka Pao time. To order this at a Thai restaurant just say ” Pad ka pao” or “Chun tongkuhn pen gai kapao” it means: I want Pad ka pao chicken. It is always made fresh like everything else in Thailand.The price of Pad ka pao can vary from ฿25 to ฿50. It is normally about ฿35 in Chiangmai.
Thai Sausages: They are everywhere. Thai sausages are deep fried, cut and sauce is poured over them. They are served with cucumber. They come in all shapes, sizes, meats and colors, there are vegetarian sausages made from Tofu. It is a common snack that is eaten anytime. Sausage vendors can be found everywhere in Thailand, look for one and you’ll find it. Thai sausage vendors have little trays that are used to order sausages, just take your sausages from the box, put it in your tray and hand it over to be deep fried.
Sausages are priced ฿5 to ฿25 each, they are normally ฿5 or ฿10 each in Chiangmai and Phitsanulok.
Sticky rice is glutinous rice eaten mostly in northern Thailand and Laos. It is eaten with grilled chicken, barbequed pork and Som tam Thai papaya salad. Unlike regular rice, sticky rice is translucent and grains stick together, there are also fragrant varieties of sticky rice. Thai name for sticky rice is “khao Niao”.
Pad Thai: It is probably the second most famous Thai dish after the Tom yum soup. Pad thai is stir fried noodles with sprouts, tofu and meat or seafood often sprinkled with roasted peanuts. It is sold on carts, street cafes and in restaurants all over Thailand.
Noodle soups: It is had as a meal for lunch or dinner. The soup is poured over noodles, vegetables and meats or seafood in a bowl. They come in many forms, as a customer you’ll have to choose the type of soup and the type of noodles that you’d like. Thai word for sheet noodles is “sen yai” and for regular glass noodles is “sen lek”.
The soup has pork stock or chicken stock, depending on the type of soup ordered. The word for noodles in Thai is Kwae teaw.
Mama instant noodles is a must eat in Thailand, Instant cup of noodles and Jok which is rice porridge tastes great. it has rice, ginger, meat pork or chicken or seafood. Instant cup of noodles come in many brands and flavors in Thailand. The mince pork flavor, my personal favorite, the creamy tom yum, spicy seafood, chicken, seafood, Tom Yum goong. The most popular brands are MAMA, WAI WAI, Nissin and many others. Retail giant Tesco also sells Jok and instant noodles in a cup in all their outlets. Having a cup of pork flavored noodles is easy, just fill the cup with hot water , leave it for a few minutes and then have noodles, drink the soup yummy!