Best food in Thailand Best food in Thailand Thailand Travel Guides SHARE Ricky Carbis , September 4, 2013 / 0 You have probably seen the local Thai restaurant and have even tried to whip up a dish or two yourself, however the way most western restaurants prepare Thai dishes are too different to even compare. When waltzing though the streets of Thailand be sure to catch all of these dishes before making it back on the plane. Khao Soi A delicious dish, this Northern Thailand soup will be tempting even under the scorching Thai sun. The soup consists of egg noodles, pickled cabbage, shallots, lime, and chiles, in a curry and coconut soup base, meat or vegetables (or both) are added and then topped with crispy fried egg noodles. Hearty, spicy if you want it to be, and a perfect amount of textures mixed in a delicious curry broth. When is gets cool in the mountains this soup is comforting and warming. Som Tam Warning: This dish will probably sound weird, but it’s a must try! Som Tam, or spicy papaya salad, is made of unripe papaya, yardlong beans, tomatoes, garlic, lime, palm sugar, fish sauce, peanuts, chiles, dried shrimp and sometimes brine crabs. This dish is prepared with a mortar and pestle and is sold at nearly every restaurant and many food stalls throughout Thailand. You might even just find a random food stall selling this popular salad on any given road. Pad Thai Thai style fried noodles, so simple yet so good. A nice hot wok fries up some noodles with egg, onion, bean sprouts, and then you top it with some chilli powder and peanuts. Many locals even add some sugar on top (it helps with the spice). You can find this at many Thai restaurants back home, but it’s guaranteed not to taste anything like the original. This popular dish is good anytime, anywhere. Khao Pad Khao Pad, or fried rice, is a simple dish that they make so perfectly. Another dish that’s sold anywhere and is good anytime. The thing that make it the best is the fact that they know exactly how to cook their rice and then fry it up nicely. This dish only consists of a few herbs like basil, and chiles along with a bit of vegetables and or some meat. That’s it. Do you really need much more? If you think, “Oh, that’s it?” try adding an omelette or fried egg on top.