For many first time customers, who have never tried thai food, they often ask, what is good, or what is popular? So we wanted to make a quick post letting people know what the most popular thai dishes are. Perhaps you might try one of these dishes when you visit us for the first time. Or perhaps you might be open to trying something new on your next visit. Nonetheless we want to let you know what’s, popular, and what we recommend trying.
Most Popular Thai Dishes
- Papaya Salad (Som Tum) – Papaya Salad is a popular thai dish and one that we recommend you try. It is not common in other cultural dishes, so it is a first time experience for most who order it. To many people’s surprise, the papaya salad is a great blend of texture, flavor and aroma. The spice and flavor compliment the crunchy texture and create an experience that many people continue to order time and time again. Get it by itself, or order it to accompany your other thai favorites.
- Pad Thai – Pad Thai is very popular and an easy one for first timers to try, because it is hard not to like fried noodles. Choose your spice level, and protein (we recommend shrimp), and enjoy the bean sprouts, egg, and other vegetables you choose to accompany it. Don’t be surprised if you never order anything other than Pad Thai again.
- Fried Rice – Most people have tried fried rice at least once in their life, and sometimes overlook thai fried rice on the menu. However most people are surprised by the robust flavor, and enjoyment they get from a full plate of thai friend rice. Choose your protein (we recommend chicken), and enjoy the many flavors and spices of thai fried rice. Traditionally served with egg, carrots, green onions, and protein, it is also really good with broccoli, bean sprouts, and other vegetables of your liking.
- Tom Yung Gung – If you have not tried Tom Yung Gung before, you are in for a real treat. A flavorful soup composing of mushroom, shrimp, tomatoes, galangal, lemongrass, and more, it is a mouthful of flavor and enjoyment. The soup can be ordered with coconut milk or without, and goes great with fried rice or noodles.
- Pad Kra Pao – Pad Kra Pao is a favorite of many, and something we highly recommend you try. Consisting of finely minced pork, basil leaves and chili peppers, served over a bed of rice, the dish is simple, but leaves you wanting more. The dish is jammed with heat, so make sure you specify your heat tolerance, and ask for extra rice to dilute the heat just in case. Though the dish is traditionally served with pork it can be substituted for vegetarian options, and still maintain its great flavor.
We encourage you to try some of our recommendations, and keep an eye out for more.