Welcome to the street food capital of the world – Thailand! An integral part of the Thai street food scene here is the endless variety of noodles dishes available. These strands of yum are more than just food – they amalgamate cultures, traditions, innovation, and oh-so-good flavors.
However, with this many choices available, it can feel overwhelming. Let’s start with our top five recommended popular Thai noodle dishes for you to explore.
Top 5 Popular Types Of Thai Noodle Dishes
1. Goong Ob Woon Sen
Imagine a dish where delicate glass noodles meet the succulence of whole shrimp. That’s Goong Ob Woon Sen for you! Traditionally cooked in clay pots, this popular Thai noodle dish features tiger prawns or freshwater shrimps harmoniously blended with soy sauce, peppercorns, coriander, and ginger. Some versions might surprise you with bacon, oyster sauce, garlic, or other tantalizing herbs and spices. A Chinese culinary influence is evident, but today, this dish is a star of Thailand’s seafood cuisine.
2. Yam Wun Sen
For our next stop, enter Yam Wun Sen, a salad that’s like a refreshing cool breeze on a hot day. This glass noodle salad has bright, zesty flavors and a delightful crunch. It mixes glass noodles, fried garlic, cilantro, chili peppers, dried shrimp, and more, dressed in lime juice and fish sauce. Adding ground pork or beef turns it into a protein-rich feast. This popular Thai noodle dish is typically enjoyed cold or lukewarm and is a summer favorite in Thailand.
3. Khao Soi
Northern Thailand’s creamy dream, Khao Soi, is where coconut meets curry in a divine soup. This type of Northern Thai noodle dish is a medley of influences, featuring a slightly spicy broth with coconut milk and red curry paste. Served with flat egg noodles and a choice of meats like chicken, beef, or pork, it’s garnished with crispy fried noodles and fresh cilantro. Accompanied by lime, pickled cabbage, shallots, and chilis, each spoonful will have you going wowza!
4. Yen Ta Fo
You may have spotted these colorful, bright pink noodle bowls on street stalls during your explorations in Thailand – they are hard to miss! Yen Ta Fo is a visual and gastronomic delight. This pink noodle soup is vibrant thanks to fermented red bean curd, promising a delightful array of flavors and textures. It contains different noodles in a rich chicken or pork broth, topped with fish balls, squid, shrimp, tofu, and water morning glory, making it a hearty and satisfying main course.
5. Pad Thai
Saving the poster child of popular Thai noodle dishes for last – your noodle tour will be incomplete without the famous Pad Thai! This national dish, born from a quest for culinary identity, is a stir-fried marvel combining rice noodles, tofu, dried shrimp, bean sprouts, and eggs. With chicken or pork, it’s a dance of sweet, sour, and salty flavors. The textures, history, and taste – Pad Thai is quintessential Thailand on a plate.
However, these five types of Thai noodle dishes are merely a drop in the ocean among the actual number of varieties available on the Thai food scene. Worry not – this is where Bangkok Food Tour comes in.
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Join us for Thai food adventures on our tours like the “Historic Bangrak Food Tasting & Culture Tour” or hop onto a “Yaowarat Street Food Tour” that’s as thrilling as a dash of chili in your Tom Yum! Whether you’re up for a cozy private tour or want to mingle in a join-in tour, we promise a delicious journey.
Our enthusiastic team of food lovers and local experts can’t wait to show you around. We’ll ensure you eat, explore, and enjoy Bangkok just like the locals do – with an open heart and an appetite for adventure.
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