Spicy stir fries, creamy curries, aromatic rice dishes, and many more delicious meals based around the strong tastes of hot, sour, sweet and salty that Thai cuisine is known for, is one of great experiences of a yacht charter holiday in Thailand.
The common flavours in Thai cuisine come from garlic, galangal, coriander, kaffir lime and of course chillies, and of course the ubiquitous nom pla, the aromatic and strong tasting fish sauce found in almost all Thai dishes.
In common with most other Asian cuisines, rice is the staple grain of Thai cuisine, and the delicious sweet-smelling jasmine rice is indigenous to Thailand, as it grows in abundance in the paddy fields of central Thailand.
Here are our Top 5 dishes to try when in Thailand;
Phat Thai – Probably the most well known dish of Thai cuisine, a delicious stir fry of rice noodles, with shrimps, tofu and egg, and seasoned with fish sauce, tamarind, sugar and chilli.
Tom Yam – more commonly known as hot and sour Thai soup, is a lovely clear broth, flavoured with lemongrass, galangal, coriander, fish sauce, chillies and prawns.
Thai Green Curry – A fragrant creamy curry, commonly chicken, using the best of Thai spices and with a rich coconut milk sauce.
Kao Phat – Fried rice – this is a very popular dish in Thailand, and generally consists of fried rice with a combination of either shrimps or chicken, egg, onion, garlic, tomatoes, chillies.
Som Tam – This dish originated in North-Eastern Thailand, but is found almost everywhere in Thailand now. It is a spicy salad consisting of strips of green papaya with tomato, chilli, lime and fish sauce.