Many Westerners think of pad thai or tom yum kung as representative of thai food. This is not actually the case in Thailand! Here are some standard dishes that an average Thai might eat for lunch or dinner
10. Pad thai
Everyone’s favorite; fried rice noodles with fish sauce, sugar, lime juice or tamarind pulp, ground peanuts, egg, bean sprouts, and Chinese chives, served with with pork, chicken, seafood, or tofu
9. Suki: Suki in broth
A Thai variant of the Chinese hot pot (although the name comes from the Japanese sukiyaki), this is mainly eaten as a meal on its own.
8. Rad na: Fried noodles with pork and kale soaked in gravy
Can be prepared with many types of noodles; deep fried and crunchy, or typical variety.
7. Pad see ew: Fried fat rice noodles with soy sauce
6. Pad prik gaeng moo krop: Fried chili paste with crispy pork
5. khana moo krop: Crispy Pork with Chinese Kale
Stir fried with crispy pork (moo krop), garlic, oyster sauce, soy sauce, pepper and usually sliced chilies.
4. Khao kai chiao moo sap: Minced pork omelet
Thais often fry up an omelet with white rice for a quick breakfast or snack throughout the day. Served with chili sauce and cucumber.
3. Moo tod kratiem prik thai: Fried pork with garlic and pepper
A quick, easy, and delicious dish. Even better topped with kai dao (sunny side up egg).
2. khao pad: Fried rice
Fried rice is a common dish in Thailand, that can be made with anything from seafood, to pork or chicken. Usually served with fresh lime, cucumber slices, spring onions.
1. Pad kaphrao gai kai dao: Spicy chicken sautéed with holy basil