Welcome to the Thai food overview guide!
You’ll see the 7 main categories of Thai food listed below along with resources to help you eat the best Thai food possible!
You can also click on the picture to take you to the list of best dishes in each of the categories.
Feel free to browse around each category, and don’t forget to take a look at the ultimate eating Thai food guide -the comprehensive guide to eating Thai food!
Meat in Thailand is usually in small portions, not in large steak-form. Each dish is often cooked with just a bit of meat for flavor.
Don’t worry, there are plenty of opportunities to get meat filled dishes if you want to get your carnivore on.
- Thai Meat Dishes – List of the best Thai meat dishes
- Today Steak – If you really want to do big Thai style steaks, head to Today Steak near MBK center.
Thailand is a paradise if you love seafood!
Growing up, I used to only be able to eat shrimp or fish on very special occasions. Now, while living in Bangkok, I’m able to eat succulent shrimp and flaky fish everyday if I choose!
You can either order dishes that include small bits of seafood or entire dishes that are dedicated just to a particular seafood.
- Thai Seafood Dishes - List of the best Thai seafood dishes
- Kuang Seafoods – One of my favorite seafood restaurants in Bangkok.
- T & K Seafood – Another great Thai seafood restaurant in the heart of Yaowarat (Chinatown).
Vegetables in Thailand are used in almost every dish (of course you can order everything however you like).
Som Tam, or green papaya salad, is one of the most popular Thai green salad dishes, but really the choices and options are endless.
Vegetables throughout Thailand are served either raw in salad form, or stir fried up to eat with rice.
- Thai Vegetable Dishes – List of the best Thai vegetable dishes.
- Pad Pak Gachet – One of my all time favorite vegetables.
- Fruit Shake Heaven – Bangkok’s best fruit shake?
- Thai Vegetarian Food – If you are vegetarian, take a look at all the vegetarian dishes we ate for the 1 month veggie challenge.
Soups are some of the best dishes to eat in Thailand.
They are often flavored with sour lime juice and fiery chilies.
Probably the most popular and well known Thai soup is Tom Yum Goong, a sour and spicy shrimp soup. It can be ordered either creamy or clear.
- Thai Soup Dishes – List of the best Thai soups.
- Easy Thai Tom Yum Soup Recipe – An easy recipe to try and cook!
- Bird’s Nest Soup – Eating bird’s nest soup in Chinatown.
From green curry to yellow and red, Thailand has an awesome range of flavor busting curries!
Many Thai curries are rich and characterized by spicy curry pastes and often include coconut cream.
Southern Thai food is full of amazing curries!
- Thai Curry Dishes – List of the best Thai curries
- Southern Thai Food – Awesome and spicy variety of curries from the south of Thailand.
When you are up for a quick meal or snack, a bowl of stir fried or soup noodles will hit the spot!
Noodle carts in Thailand are abundant and they serve tasty dishes!
A lot of noodles dishes in Thailand can be ordered straight off the Bangkok $1 Menu.
- Thai Noodle Dishes – Listing of the best Thai Noodles dishes.
- Boat Noodles – One of the most flavorful types of soup noodles.
- Ma Yodpak Radna – Great restaurant for wide rice noodles with gravy.
- Areesaa Lote Dee – Amazing curry noodles
7. Thai Desserts
There’s no doubt that Thai desserts will cure your sweet tooth.
Desserts in Thailand are syrupy sweet and often flavored with various forms of fruit and coconut cream.
My favorite dessert is sticky rice and durian!
- Thai Desserts – List of some of the best Thai desserts
- Sticky Rice and Durian – My favorite.
- Black Sesame Balls in Sweet Ginger Soup – Another amazing dessert and there’s a great stall in Yaowarat (Chinatown).
- Black Sticky Rice and Custard – My third favorite Thai dessert!
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