Discover the Exotic Flavors of Thai Cuisine: 7 Lesser-Known Thai Foods to Try

Thai cuisine is known for its unique blend of sweet, sour, salty and spicy flavors. Here are some examples of exotic or lesser-known Thai foods that you might want to try:

Khanom Jeen – thin rice noodles served with a variety of curries or fermented fish sauce.

Chicken curry in a black cup with rice noodles, garlic, tomatoes, chilies, and kaffir lime leaves.

Larb – a popular northeastern Thai dish made from minced meat, herbs and spices.

Thai food;spicy minced pork serve with side dishes

Kua Kling – a southern Thai dish made from dry-fried meat, usually beef or pork, mixed with a paste of chili, garlic, and other spices.

Pla Pao – a traditional Thai dish of whole fish grilled over charcoal, then wrapped in banana leaves and seasoned with herbs and spices.

Fish burned with salt,Fish grill steak Thai street food

Guay Tiew Kua Gai – a street food dish made with stir-fried flat rice noodles and chicken or shrimp, with vegetables and spices.

Khao Kha Moo – a popular Thai dish of slow-cooked pork leg, usually served over rice with a spicy chili sauce.

Khao Kha Moo (Khao Kha Mu), Traditional Thai braised pig’s trotter slow simmered in soy sauce and spices, eat with steamed rice, sweet spicy dipping sauce, chili pepper, garlic clove and boiled egg

Ho Mok – a Thai curry custard made with fish, seafood or chicken, steamed in banana leaves and served in a coconut milk curry sauce.

Thai Steamed Fish Curry or Ho Mok on the table

These are just a few examples of the many exotic and delicious foods that Thailand has to offer. Remember that Thai cuisine can be quite spicy, so be sure to let your server know if you prefer a milder flavor.

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