Thai cuisine is a favorite of gourmet food aficionados around the world. It is well known for diversity of ingredients, complex spiciness and intricate flavors and aromas. Many Thai dishes are even prepared with a blend of herbal ingredients that are purported to have health benefits.
There is such a broad range of favorite Thai food dishes available that many people will come to Thailand and wonder where to begin; and so, I have prepared this article to present a list of my Top 10 Favorite Thai dishes. By the way, I am Tomi and I am a self-proclaimed authority of Thai food. In my humble opinion Thai food has no equal; try some of these dishes and you will see why.
An important (mostly unconscious) principle of Thai food is a balance of five flavors – spicy, salty, sweet, sour and bitter. The one indispensable ingredient which is used in seasoning many Thai dishes is fish sauce. Fish sauce is considered an essential ingredient in Thai cooking in much the same way as soy sauce is important to Chinese cooking. Thai food is eaten either as a single dish or with rice. Steamed rice is the staple food although sticky rice is more popular in the north and northeast of Thailand where special rice varieties are produced for their sticky starch qualities.
Thai food is one of many things that you should not miss while you are traveling in this beautiful “Land of Smiles”. Since there are countless delectable Thai dishes, I am writing this guideline for you to select the most popular and authentic from the plethora of Thai signature dishes.
The following list is a top 10 favorite Thai food dishes that you must not miss. The consideration and ranking is based on the popularity, uniqueness and authenticity of these Thai delicacies. Here are the winners of my Top 10 Thai Food Dishes.