Thailand is well-known for its culinary, from appetizers, main course, desserts to snacks. Even their colorful drinks are famous to foreigners, especially those who have a sweet tooth. It is the reason why many people are captivated and want to try the various delicious Thai dishes and drinks.
What’s more is the combination of the primary flavors (sweet, spicy, salty, sour, and bitter) in almost every dish they cook and have on every Thai restaurant’s menu.
Speaking of Thai Appetizers, this article will showcase some of the yummy and flavorful Thai Appetizers you can include in your must-eat list.
Baked Chili-garlic Shrimp
Another Thai Appetizer that is made mainly from shrimp is the baked chili-garlic shrimp. Consisting of shrimp, lime juice, chili sauce, brown sugar, garlic ketchup, soy sauce, and black pepper, a platter of this food will make you ask for more.
Yam Naem Khao Thot (Crispy Rice Salad)
Yam Naem Khao Thot is among the famous Thai Appetizers that originates in a small village in Vientiane, Laos. Consisting of rice balls, som moo, peanuts, coconut, scallion, cilantro, lime juice, and fish sauce, Crispy rice salad will make you dig in more after a platter. The dish now has its momentum in the west since the immigration of the Laotians.
Thai Fried Calamari with Sweet Chili
Thai Fried Calamari with Sweet Chili is easy to make Thai Appetizer, so you don’t need to wait long when you order it at a Thai restaurant. Every country has its way of cooking this dish, and for the Thai version, the food is crunchy, which makes it yummy, especially with a sweet chili sauce.
Thot Man Khao Phot (Corn Fritters )
Corn fritters, anyone? Another deep-fried Thai Appetizer that you can enjoy is Thot Man Khao Phot. The ingredients of this crispy (on the outside) and chewy (on the inside) Thai Appetizer include corn kernels, eggs, rice flor, shrimp or pork, kaffir lime leaves, red curry paste, and soy sauce. For vegetarians, tofu can be a meat substitute. To make the dish complete, garnish it with cucumber or tomato. Don’t forget the sweet chili sauce to enjoy the food.
Yam Kun Chiang (Spicy Chinese Sausage Salad)
This diagonally sliced Thai Appetizer originally from Chinese cuisine is really tasty. The small-cut sausages are mixed with cucumber, cilantro, tomatoes, shallots, celery, and onions, and to spice up the dish, add bird’s eye chilies in it. You can pair Yam Kun Chiang with a bowl of Jasmine rice (for your meal) or with a bottle of ice-cold beer.
Yam Nuea Yang (Spicy Beef Salad)
Beef lovers, here’s a treat for you! Would you like your Thai Appetizer to be meaty and healthy at the same time? Try ordering Yam Nuea Yang when you happen to be in a Thai restaurant. This dish, composed of beef, fresh vegetables, and herbs, and a dressing (combining the sweet, sour, salty, and spicy flavors), makes you devour your salad with a smile.
Mini Thai Shrimp Lettuce Wraps
If you opt for finger food, Mini Thai Shrimp Lettuce Wraps would be an excellent choice for your Thai Appetizer. The lettuce serves as the wrap for the fillings of the dish, which include shrimp (meat or tofu for vegans), avocado, julienned cucumbers, and garnished with cilantro, sliced lime, green onions, and peanuts. This bite-sized Thai Appetizer is not only delicious but good for your health.
Krathong Thong (Crispy Pastry Cups With Minced Pork/Chicken)
Do you fancy deep-fried food? If your answer is yes, this crispy and enticing Krathong Thong will definitely be a go-to among Thai Appetizers when you crave Thai dishes. Upon glancing at the cute pastry shells, while your palate will be dancing in joy, your eyes will twinkle with happiness at how they serve the dish.
Thai Style Fresh Spring Rolls With Peanut Sauce
Want a healthy and nutritious Thai Appetizer before starting your meal? Have a try at the Thai-style fresh spring rolls with peanut sauce. Composed of different vegetables and meat of your choice (or no meat if you are a vegetarian), this colorful dish will warm your tastebuds up before continuing to the main course.
With the wide range of delicious Thai appetizers, it’s no wonder why many people from all over the world are hooked up to eating various dishes. And the good news is, wherever you are, you can always have your take-outs (both offline and online) because there are Thai restaurants in every part of the globe.
Do You now have in mind which among the Thai appetizers you would order?
Go on and invite your friends or loved ones, go to the nearest Thai restaurant, and order as many Thai appetizers as you opt to taste. Enjoy!
Thanks a lot for reading about the 9 Most Popular Thai Appetizers. May you have a good time savoring each dish you’ll order!
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