19 Sep Traditional food in Thailand
The gastronomy of a country says a lot about its culture and traditions, and in Thailand you won’t be disappointed with their culinary offering. In this post, we will go through the traditional food in Thailand you have to try while obtaining your TEFL certificate in this beautiful country. We can assure you that you’ll get all the energy you need to pass your course with flying colours and then start working abroad. Keep on reading!
It is probably one of the most popular Thai dishes and you’ll find it everywhere! It is a very common type of street food and it is a mixture of rice noodles with chicken, prawns or tofu seasoned with fish sauce, soy sauce, eggs, limes, chili, and sugar. It usually comes with peanuts on top.
Kuay Teow Lui Suan
You’ve probably tried spring rolls before, but there’s nothing like the Thai version of them! Made of rice paper and filled in with bean sprouts, lettuce, and many other vegetables, it is a more healthy option that you cannot miss!
Tom Yum Goong
This is one of the most famous Thai soups. It is made of prawns, chili, tomatoes, lime, and mushrooms and it is served warm. It is quite spicy, so if you don’t like this type of food, maybe you should let the chef know or ask for something else…
Tom Kha Kai
This is definitely one of our favourites! Tom Kha Kai is a soup made of chicken and coconut milk that’s not spicy (a good alternative if you fancy soup but Tom Yum Goong is too spicy for you!) It usually comes with lime, mushrooms, coriander and fish sauce.
Kai Med Ma Muang
Made of chicken, fried cashews and vegetables, this dish is made in a wok and it comes with a sauce made of soy, oysters and sugar. Some of the most common veggies served with this plate are onions, chilis, garlic and spring onions.
Khao Niao Mamuang
Do you want to finish your meal with something sweet? We definitely recommend you the Khao Niao Mamuang, a dessert made of sticky rice, mango and coconut milk. It is served cold, reason why it is quite popular during warm days.
Are you ready to start exploring Thailand through its food? If you have any questions about this country or about the TEFL course, we encourage you to give us a call and find out everything you need to know before moving abroad! Follow us on Facebook or visit our blog to learn more about the programme and other experiences.