Just about everyone knows and loves Pad Thai, one of the most famous dishes from the Thai kitchen. But while Pad Thai is good, there are many other great Thai dishes and Thai street food that are just as tasty and shouldn’t be missed if you visit Thailand. Here are a few ideas for your next trip. You can also practice pronunciation for some of these dishes with Bon on youtube.
Some of the best Thai food is made on the street in “restaurants” like this. There’s something about the atmosphere and open air cooking (and good prices!) that makes the food taste better than at expensive sit-down restaurants. If they have a wok, then they can probably make you any of the following:
Ka-prao gai kai dow (chicken with holy basil, rice, and egg)
This is one of my favorite Thai dishes. Most of the time the chicken is chopped up very small, but my favorite ka-prao gai is from a little street stand by the Tha Tien pier on the way to Wat Pho. They use big chunks of chicken and it tastes much better. The food stand/restaurant is on the right as soon as you leave the covered pier shopping area.
Ho-mok (Thai Curry Tamale)
A mixture of curry, egg, and squid or fish steamed in a banana leaf. A friend of a friend makes this delicious Thai street food in Tcha-cha-chai in north Phucket and they are amazing.
If you want to see even more Thai dishes, check out this Wikipedia page!