Thai food culture is lively, communal, and rewards those who are willing to take risks with new dishes. Look out for these Mouth Watering Thai Foods when you’re browsing Yummy Thai Flowermound’s dish menu.
Pad See Eiw
Pad See Eiw is like the spaghetti and meatballs of Thai cuisine: hearty, warm, and comforting. The dish consists of wide rice noodles which are stir-fried in dark soy sauce with chicken, pork, or beef as well as either Chinese broccoli or cabbage. A flavorful but safe choice, it’s an excellent option for those who can’t handle spicier Thai dishes but want to branch out from pad thai. Foodies who like a little more kick can add dried chili flakes, vinegar, or both.
An addictively sweet snack or dessert, kluay tod is deep fried mini-bananas. The dish is usually made with less ripe bananas, which are more suitable for deep frying. The bananas are typically prepared in a batter of desiccated coconut and sesame seeds. The result is a slightly crunchy and golden outside, and a creamy and warm center. They’re excellent freshly fried, or even after they cool off to room temperature.
Pad Kra Pao
Pad kra pao consists of minced pork or chicken stir fried with Thai basil and chilies, all served over white rice. It’s definitely not a dish for picky eaters: The Thai basil has a very sharp, peppery flavor, while the chilies add a hefty dose of spice. The dish also often includes pieces of chicken and a fried egg.
One of the cheapest dishes you’ll see is kai jeow, or a Thai omelet served over rice. Thai omelets are made a little differently from their Western counterparts; the inside is fluffy like a standard omelet, but the outside is golden and crispy. The dish is usually cooked with fish sauce and chillies, and topped with chili sauce. It can be eaten any time of day, but many Westerners enjoy it for breakfast.