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A Thailand sojourn: Of green, yellow, and red curries, and more

October 17, 2012

A trip to Thailand will never be complete without having a good dose of Thai dishes that 0oze with complex flavors and aroma, perfect for people who have an acquired taste. Food experts such as David Thompson share that Thai food is never about the mundane. Almost all Thai dishes boast of exotic flavors and fragrances that definitely set it apart from other international cuisines.

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Thailand is recognized all over the world for its unapologetic use of curry. As mentioned in this article, curries are the richest dish of Thai cuisine and are categorized by color (yellow, green, and red as the most common) that represents its piquant level or spiciness. Thai curry dishes can also be water-based or coconut milk-based.

What to savor while there

Those who are planning to go to Thailand – whether it be for a vacation, a medical or business affair – should definitely try the dishes below, as shared by various online sites, including CNNGo.com:

Pad Thai. Aside from curry, Thailand is also known for its noodles. Considered as one of the country’s most famous dishes, Pad Thai is a mixture of (small, medium sized, or thin) rice noodles, tofu, onions, egg, peanuts, bean sprouts, garlic, pepper, fish sauce, and lime juice. Food experts say that the best way to eat this dish is by mixing various condiments, like sugar, chili flakes, and vinegar, and eat the mixture together with the main dish.

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Gaeng Keow Wan Gai (green chicken curry). This dish combines green curry paste with the richness of coconut milk.

Yam Nua (spicy beef salad). This dish consists of a generous heap of yam with onions, coriander, spearmint, lime, chili, and beef strips.

Tom Kha Kai (chicken in coconut soup). This spicy soup offers a nice balance of spices.

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Plah Kah Pung Neung Manow. This dish features steamed snapper in lime juice with cloves of garlic and chili sauce.

Tom Yum Goong. Also called spicy shrimp soup, this dish boasts of the fragrance and taste of lemon grass mixed with chili, shallots, lime juice, galangal, fresh prawns, and mushrooms.

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