In Love with Thai Cuisine lately :)
The main reason for me to fall in love with Thai food is specifically the simplicity of wide range of spread this cuisine has. The meticulous juggling of the variety of herbs and spices makes the Thai food to carry five basic flavors: spicy, sour,sweet, salty & bitter which makes the dishes alive.
Traditional Thai curry involves stewing, marinating, baking and grilling. Most commonly used Thai spices are majorly Lemongrass, Thai Holy basil, shrimp paste, kaffir lime, galangal, coconut milk and a range of local condiments.
Here, listing below few options of my favorite Thai cuisine.
1.Chilli Garlic Lotus Stem
Chilli Garlic Lotus Stem can be considered as a vegetarian starter. The dish is actually prepared by frying sliced lotus stem & lot of other spices are also used to marinate before frying. The overall taste of the dish is a bit sweet at the same time spicy.
2. Raw Papaya Salad
Raw Papaya salad is a vegan light appetizer. The salad has tangy at the same time mild sweet taste. To prepare the salad usually green papaya, peeled carrots, cucumber, vinegar, lime, chili, garlic & maple syrup are added.
3. Tom Yum Soup
Another option in soup that is must try option before ordering main course. I like the soup best with shrimp but even with chicken or with vegetables, the soup is delicious. The base of the soup consists of lemongrass, galangal, chilli, kaffir & lime leaves.
4. Red or Green Hot Curry
This non-spicy simple curry has a creamy texture. You can choose in veg or non veg options, the overall composition remains same. Usually, this gravy is best suited with plain rice. So, if you are looking for any diet restricted option, this can be preferred.
5. Chicken Kumpong
Chicken Kumpong can be described as Thai stir fry chicken along with cashews. This being the spicy one, it can be ordered with some non-spicy option. But it is one of the best options in Thai food.
6. Coriander Thai Noodles
Coriander Thai Noodles is a high calorie dish, I must admit. It’s actually fried noodles in Thai style, popular in both vegetarian & non-vegetarian style. The dish is salty, balanced with a touch of sour and a wonderful char-grilled flavor.
7.Green Chicken Curry
This is another one Thai delicacy which has a base of coconut milk. The green curry paste is usually a mixture of lemongrass, lime juice, peppercorn, coriander & cumin seeds. Best suited with Thai fragrant rice.
8.Thai Basil Chicken
Thai basil chicken is a re-freshening dish of Thai cuisine. The flavor comes from the wide range of mixes of different kind of sauces namely; fish sauce, oyster sauce and dark soy sauce. This can go well with jasmine rice or noodles.
9. Thai Larb Salad
Thai larb salad is usually prepared with minced pork but can be found with minced chicken or minced duck as well. This is normally eaten with toasted sticky rice.
10. Thai Fried Rice
Another popular Thai food. I preferred fried rice with shrimp the most. This authentic Thai fried rice is almost similar to the fried rice but the chillies in fish sauce gives the aroma to the dish.