27 Thai Foods You Must Try, Besides Pad Thai

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From coconut ice cream to Thai fried chicken.

When heading to Thailand, part of a fantastic vacation is its killer cuisine. It’s got all flavors combined in one single dish: spicy, sweet, salty and sour. In addition, these mindblowing dishes are jam-packed with fresh herbs, spices and the tropic ingredients, including: lemongrass, basil, and chili are total staples.

Street food is a must in Thailand, they’re cheap (under a whole dollar!!) and prepared right in front of your eyes. Note: follow the locals, whichever vendor has the biggest crowd, that’s probably where you should join the foodie fun.

Obviously, the most iconic dish is pad thai. And we’ve kept it on the list, since it IS the big papa of traditional Thai dishes. But there are 26 other delicious foods you must try. From coconut ice cream to Thai fried chicken, you’re gonna leave Thailand with some extra pounds and won’t regret it one bit!

What’s your favorite Thai dish? Share with us in the comments.

Wendy Hung


As the founder of Jetset Times, Wendy is an avid traveler and fluent in five languages. When she's not traveling, Wendy calls Paris and Taipei home. Her favorite countries so far from her travels have been: Bhutan, Iran, and Russia because they were all so different! St. Bart's was pretty amazing too (wink)!

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