When was the last time you sampled something different? Thai cuisine is an excellent example of the versatility of South-East Asian chefs. The combinations of spices, herbs, and ingredients lead to unique and flavorful combinations that can dazzle the palette. While you’ve probably heard of Pad Thai, there are many delicious noodle dishes that you must taste to see the true diversity of Thai cooking.
Drunkard’s Noodles or Kuay Tiow Pad Kee Mao
Along with being a great hangover cure, Drunkard’s Noodles earned their name because they are often so spicy that you will need to keep drinking while you eat. Made with a mix of wide, flat noodles, Thai chili, holy basil, and garlic this dish has a unique herbal and flavorful blend that will keep you coming back for more. It can be served with a huge variety of proteins, but pork is the most traditional. Often, it can be made less spicy while remaining extremely flavorful; if you are afraid to burn your tongue but want to give it a try, make sure to ask the chef!
Dry Hot-and-Sour Rice Noodles or Kuay Tiow Haeng Sukhothai
One of the more unique aspects of Thai cooking is the play on different groups of flavors. This dish uses a combination of sour, hot, and sweet to create a very dazzling dish. Along with the mix of flavors, it adds a wide variety of textures; you definitely won’t get bored eating this. Pork cracklings, peanuts, egg, and a dollop of plum sugar all mix with the noodles, sauce and fresh herbs to create a very flavorful dish.
Roast Duck Noodles or Ba Mee Haeng Ped
There are few things more sumptuous than perfectly cooked duck. These noodles play off of their own simplicity often the roast duck is served over undressed egg-noodles and topped with fresh herbs. What makes this dish is the succulence of the duck and then the addition of condiments, which are typical of Thai cooking. You can also add salty, sweet, spicy or sour condiments to create a flavor combination tailored to you.
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