A food lover’s guide to Thai Street food – A culinary journey through the streets of Thailand

If you are a foodie, then you would understand that the flavours of food are not restricted to restaurants that offer fine dining. The rather messy eateries out on the street can prove to be quite satisfying too with their unique street food dishes.

 

 

Street food in Thailand

Thailand is well-known to be a foodies’ paradise, mainly because of streets that exist for the purpose of cooking and selling out amazing culinary delights! If you are lodged in major hotel chains such as the Minor Hotels ubiquitous in Thailand, take a break from your hotel food to set out and venture the smorgasbord for street food.

 

Pad See Ew

This is one of the most common Thai street food dishes among tourists and locals alike. Pad See Ew is a mix of wide rice noodles garnished with vegetables like Chinese broccoli or cabbage and stir-fried with a meat of your choice. Add some dried chilli flakes to spice things up!

 

Kluay Tod

Kluay Tod is a dessert made of deep fried bananas coated in a batter of desiccated coconut and sesame seeds. Once prepared, the outcome is a fresh and crispy golden treat to bite into!

 

Som Tam

Since Thai seafood dishes are simply the best, you simply have to try Som Tam! This wonderful street delicacy makes shrimp the highlight, with papaya, tomatoes and carrots mixed with lime juice and a whole lot of sweet and spice.

 

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Food Items You should Try when You are in Si Racha – A Feast for Your Palate!

Si Racha is one of the many places in Thailand, where you can taste some of the best Thai delicacies and here are a few food items you should try during your stay.

 

Tom Yum Goong

Probably one of the best known Thai dishes, Tom Yum Goong is a fragrant hot and sour soup that can be found in just around popular places such as Service Apartments in Chonburi. The base of the soup is made from a host of spices and fresh herbs including lemongrass, kaffir leaves, and galangal that are cooked for hours to build flavour. With the addition of juicy prawns to the soup, it’s not hard to see how it continues to lure hungry foodies from all over the world.

 

Massaman Curry

A popular dish from southern Thailand; the original recipe is said to have come from a Persian trader during the 15th century. Massaman curry is typically made with beef, although you can find alternatives, infused with spices, coconut milk and par-boiled potatoes that soak up all the excess spice. Finished with chopped nuts, it’s typically served with steamed rice and a simple fresh salad.

 

Pad Thai

This is a dish that needs no introduction; Pad Thai has known the world over. In Thailand, there are several variations of the famous dish, but at its core, it remains a dish of stir-fried noodles, egg, chilli, and tofu, tossed together with many other ingredients, and meat or seafood. It’s extremely popular fare at street food stalls near accommodation options the likes of Citadines Grand Central Sri Racha.

 

Oh Eaw

During the hot summer months in Thailand, street vendors selling mountains of shaved ice can be found on every corner. Oh Eaw is a refreshingly cold concoction of shaved ice topped with a combination of sweet syrup, banana jelly and bean paste, perfect to beat the hot weather.

 

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Authentic Sri Lankan Cuisine – Foodie Discoveries in Paradise!

If you are a foodie or just like treating your taste buds to exotic culinary adventures, then you have a lot to look forward to on a visit to Sri Lanka. Here’s a “flavour” of what to expect.

 

Rice and curry

 

This is the staple diet of the nation and is a “must try”. There are different varieties of rice, which are served with curries that consist various meats and / or vegetables. Be it at roadside eateries or city restaurants the likes of rare at Residence, you should definitely try this flavour-filled combination.

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Scintillating seafood

 

Being an island nation, Sri Lanka serves lots of yummy seafood dishes too. You can find everything from curry to deep-fried fish, crab, lobster or shrimp, prepared with a typically local flavour. From coastal dining venues to some of the top restaurants in Colombo, seafood is invariably on the menu and worth trying.

 

Kottu Roti forever!

 

Ask most Sri Lankans about kottu roti, and you are bound to ignite a craving for this immensely popular dish. Featuring cut up pieces of godhamba roti mixed with a variety of veggies, spices and meats, “kothu” is a night-time favourite. Of course, watching the process of it being made which involves a lot of rhythmic chopping is part of the experience.

 

Curd and Treacle

 

A traditional way to end a meal is to have fresh curd made usually from buffalo milk served with an oozing topping of treacle from the sap of the kitul palm; the combination of slightly sour curd and sweet treacle is heavenly, to say the least!

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