Yummy Thai Dinner

Aug 3, 2014

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Get to know Thai Dinner

For Thai people, Thai dinner traditionally did not mean just to have meal in the evening.  It meant the happy time when all members of the family joined in together to taste delicious homemade food as well as to sit and talk about all the day’s  happenings.  It was time of great joy to feel the warmth and love of families.  The same tradition is carried on until present time.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_single_image image=”3150″ css_animation=”fadeInUp” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_rounded” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”yes” img_link_target=”_self” title=”Thai Dinner” img_size=”full”][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_column_text]

Thai Dinner for City Life

Although time passed by and life style has changed, Thailand still has a very strong food culture, which is very special and unique.   However, single and married women in the modern world have to go out and work, so it is almost impossible for them to find the time to cook.  There is a more convenient way to suit the modern life style, that is to buy cooked food from the markets, road side food stalls or street restaurants.  On working days, it is such a common sight to see everyone carrying plastic bags full of cooked food on their way home.  At weekends, people would have more time to cook dinner, or on some occasions would go out for dining at restaurants with the whole family.

Popular Thai menu

For Thai dinner, there are always at least a few dishes to eat with the aromatic Thai Jasmine steamed rice.  So many varieties of dishes one can have for Thai dinner, especially different type of curries.  The word “Gang” in Thai means curry.

-: “Gang” or Curry – various options to choose from ; red curry, green curry  or Northern and Northeastern styles curry.  Vegetables and meat such as chicken, beef, pork, duck or fish maybe added to all types of curries.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_single_image image=”3149″ css_animation=”fadeInUp” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_rounded” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”yes” img_link_target=”_self” title=”Keng Kau Hed Poa” img_size=”full”][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_column_text]“Gang Keow Wan Gai” (Green chicken curry) is an excellent blend of fragrant coconut cream and green chili paste with chicken and Thai aubergine,.

Tom Yum Goong” (Spicy sour prawn soup)  is an aromatic hot and sour soup with prawns and mushrooms, containing a lot of herbs, it is tasty as well as healthy.

Tom Kha Gai” (Coconut milk chicken soup) is chicken in coconut milk soup with Siamese galangal (a herb of the ginger family).  The smoothness of coconut milk and the subtle spiciness from the galangal produce a wonderful combination of tasty contrast.

Gang Ped Pett Yang (Roast duck red curry) is another popular Thai dish consisting of red curry paste, coconut milk and roast duck, with Thai apple eggplants, pineapples and tomatoes added to give it a special taste.  It is not the kind of dish that Thai people would usually make at home but is a selected choice for special occasions.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_single_image image=”3148″ css_animation=”fadeInUp” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_rounded” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”yes” img_link_target=”_self” title=”Keang Pet Ped Yang – Duck Curry” img_size=”full”][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_column_text]“Gang Panang “ (meat in coconut cream) is a type of Thai curry that is generally milder than other Thai curries.  This curry normally only contains meat and no vegetables, except for the chiffonaded kaffir lime leaves and thinly-sliced red peppers on top.  Ground roasted peanuts are added to make the curry thicker.

Gai Pad Med Ma Muang Himmapan” (chicken fried with cashew nuts).  Chicken is fried with onions, dried chilies and crunchy cashew nuts.  Oyster sauce, fish sauce, sugar and other spices create a sauce that goes exquisitely well with rice.  This is one of the foreigners’ most favourite dishes.

Pud Pak Bueng Narm Mun Hoy” (fried Morning Glory in oyster sauce).  Even if someone is not so fond of vegetables, he or she still might like this dish.  Morning Glory is a stem-oriented hollow vegetable with small leaves.  It is lightly stir fried with garlic, oyster sauce, and chilies on a high heat to remain crispy and retain its fresh flavour.

Larb Moo” (spicy minced pork).  A famous Northeastern dish of minced pork and liver dressed with lime juice, fish sauce, mint leaves, onions, chilies and the essential toasted rice crunch.  This is another favourite dish for local Thai people.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_single_image image=”3147″ css_animation=”fadeInUp” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_rounded” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”yes” img_link_target=”_self” title=”Lab Moo – mince pork” img_size=”full”][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_column_text]“Narm Prik Gapi” is a pungent fermented shrimp paste chili sauce to be eaten with an assortment of steamed vegetables and fried fish, such as “Pla Tu” or mackerel.  The thick sauce with its salty and fishy taste gives everything a complex flavour.  Certainly not for those who are not fond of fishy taste or smell.  Thai people love all kinds of chilli sauce and “Narm Prik Gapi” is one of them.

Thai Dessert

It is not usual for Thai people to have desserts after meals, only occasionally when they go to restaurants.

The Thai people are very social people in general and eating is something they like to do together.  Normally Thai people would eat in groups, either with families or friends.  One would rarely see a Thai person eating alone.  Also, unlike eating European meals, there is no specific meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner in Thailand.  Thai people would eat whatever food they want.  They can eat fried rice for breakfast, noodles for lunch and curry for dinner, or the opposite way round.  It is very easy for them to eat spicy meal for breakfast, which foreigners find this so amazing.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_single_image image=”3146″ css_animation=”fadeInUp” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_rounded” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”yes” img_link_target=”_self” title=”Kai Yang – Grilled Chicken” img_size=”full”][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_column_text]

Recommend Thai Restaurant in Bangkok

Some well known restaurants serving Thai Dinner:-[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_single_image image=”3145″ css_animation=”fadeInUp” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_rounded” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”yes” img_link_target=”_self” title=”Thai Dinner set” img_size=”full”][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_column_text]Nara Thai Cuisine  –  Rajdamri Road, Lower Ground Floor, Erawan Bangkok

Patara Fine Thai Cuisine  –  Soi Thonglor 19, Sukhumvit 55

Taling Pling  –  Sukhumvit 34 & 3rd Floor at Central World

The Terrace  –  3rd Floor at Central World & 6th Floor at Central Chidlom

Mango Tree  –  Soi Tantawan, Surawongse Road

Nahm  –  Metropolitan by Como, South Sathorn Road

MahaNaga  –  Sukhumvit 29

Long Table  –  Sukhumvit 16, 25th Floor, 48 Column Bangkok

Supanniga  –  Soi Thonglor 8, Sukhumvit 55

Baan Glom Gig  –  Ruam Ruedee Soi 1

Now you know where to go and what to order for your dinner. You can also combine the place above with our amazing night tour if you as well. Check for original program.

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