7 Foods You Have To Try In Thailand

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If there was one hideously perfect highlight of my trip to Thailand that I totally didn’t expect – it’s all the food porn, so good it’ll make you continue to eat until you’re on the verge of vomming at every damn meal.

Seriously, I’m almost constantly in pain from over-eating and I’m not even slightly soz.

I’ve had a soft spot for Thai food since it first came into my life a few years back (yeah alright, maybe I was slightly late to the party but whatevs), but it is SO much better in actual Thailand.

Like screw the paradise-like beaches and sexy weather and cheap cocktails, just come here for the food, I’m pleading you.

Anyway, here’s a few of my favourites so far…

And yes, I’m already dedicating a lot of my remaining few days in Asia whispering sweet goodbyes to all my fave dishes through tears and abdominal discomfort.

 

1. MASSAMAN CURRY

Screw your Thai greens and Thai reds, it’s all about this little gem of a fella.

The menu often describes this dish as a ‘peanut and potato curry’ which you can then add chicken, pork or whatever meat you fancy to.

I’d describe it as a bit like satay sauce turned into a creamy and heavenly curry that MUST have been carved by the gods.

It was the first thing I ate after 24 hours of traveling and upon eating my first mouthful I declared ‘FUCK! It was worth a day of traveling just for that first taste’. There you have it gals and boys.

 

2. FRIED RICE WITH PINEAPPLE

Now, I would never order a Hawaiian pizza because baby girl is all about that pepperoni life but sweet mother have mercy, the humble pineapple adds so much sassiness to a casual fried rice.

I’m not about adding pineapple to savoury dishes (aside from cheese and pineapple on sticks because hey, I dare you to think of a better party snack), but this just works and you must trust me, it’s important.

 

3. WATERMELON JUICE

I know I rave about this all the ruddy time and you have every right to report me on every form of social media for being an annoying af juice preacher, but this <3

So fresh, so hydrating, IT IS BETTER THAN DIET COKE. And you can snap it up from pretty much every restaurant for just over £1. Not bad, huh?

Also see: fresh coconut water, fresh kiwi juice, fresh mango juice.

 

4. NUTELLA CREPES

There’s pancake stalls chilling out on every street corner (or at least there was in Koh Samui) and sweet diggity they sexy.

My fave were the Nutella and fresh coconut crepes, but most stalls also seemed to offer mango, blueberries, honey, banana or jam. Babin’.

They cost between £1 and £1.50 and they’re more addictive than Pretty Little Liars.

 

5. GARLIC CHICKEN

Me and my brother got mildly obsessed with ordering garlic chicken or garlic pork or garlic beef as a side dish with every meal. I can’t even explain why it was so good, but it was.

So soft, so moist, so garlicy, much heaven.

 

6. SATAY CHICKEN

This little hun always makes my Chinese takeaway order because it’s basically warm peanut butter y’know?

The satay chicken sauce in Thailand was more creamy than what I’m used to, probably because they add coconut milk to everything (and I have no problem with that, nuh uh).

Coconut and peanut with chicken? It’s basically like eating dessert.

 

7. BANANA PANCAKES

Different to a crepe, the humble banana pancake was my breakfast order of choice.

I liked to kid myself it was healthy because the banana was actually cooked into the pancake and so y’know basically something from one of the 74856473 health cookbooks lined up in Tesco.

It’s served thick, a bit like a big fluffy American style pancake, and comes with either a pot of honey or a pot of warm chocolate sauce. Oh mumma.

 

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  • Lex

    What about the oh so delicious mango and sticky rice? Yummmmmy!

    • I’ve got to admit I chickened out a bit! I had a bit of a phobia of rice pudding as a kid and I couldn’t convince myself to try rice in a dessert way. Next time for sure! x

      • Miranda

        Yes to this. Food of the Gods seriously!!

  • Nichola

    Massaman curry is my all time favourite! You’re making me want Thai food now! X

    • Mine too! I’m gutted we don’t have a decent Thai restaurant in Ipswich :(:(:( x

  • These all sound so yummy! You can’t go wrong with a Nutella Crepe!!
    a life of a charlotte
    x

    • I’m going to have to buy a jar of Nutella and make these at home now! 🙊 x

  • All of the foods 🙂 I want it all!! Looks delicious!

    http://www.justbeingbrooklyn.com

  • nueyork

    Everything sounds so good! Thai is one of my favourite cuisines, I can’t even imagine tasting authentic Thai Food!

    nueyork.blogspot.com

  • I totally agree that Thai food tastes better in actual Thailand. I love massaman curry and green curry, to the extent that I bought the instant mix for it in their local supermarket. Tried cooking it when I’m back in my country and it doesn’t compare at all! Enjoy the rest of your trip!

    Love, V.
    http://www.vrogue.co

  • All sounds so amazing and I can’t believe it’s so cheap! Your posts from Thailand have made me seriously consider a trip there. I’ve over looked it so many times, but now I’m definitely considering! xx

    http://www.girlglobalising.com

  • Ahh hell yes, I have been to Thailand a couple of times and love the food and drink out there! Did you try any of the iced coffees and tea. Iced green tea is so yum! 🙂 Tash xx (fellow Ipswich resident)

    natashatodd.blogspot.co.uk

  • Yum! I’ve never tried watermelon juice but I’m going to be all over it when I visit Thailand in December. Thanks for the tips! 🙂

  • There is nothing on this list I don’t want to eat… OK that’s a lie, I kinda hate pineapple but damn everything else sounds incredible! *heart eye emoji* xx


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