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Top Ten Thai Eats

Thai food

A few years ago the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Office of the National Culture Commission in Thailand conducted a survey of Thai restaurants all over the world to find out the top ten favorite Thai dishes foreigners love to eat. In the survey 500 Thai restaurants with Thai chefs around the world were asked to fill out a questionnaire. The results are the top ten dishes world wide.

1. Tom Yum Kung (spicy shrimp soup) 99%
2. Kaeng Khiao Wan Kai (green chicken curry) 85%
3. Phad Thai (fried noodles of Thai style) 70%
4. Phad kaphrao (meat fried with sweet basil) 52%
5. Kaeng Phet Pet Yang (roast duck curry) 50%
6. Tom Kha Kai (chicken in coconut soup) 47%
7. Yam Nua (spicy beef salad) 45%
8. Mu or Kai Sa-te (roast pork or chicken coated with turmeric) 43%
9. Kai Phad Met Mamuang Pimmaphan (chicken with cashew nuts) 42%
10. Phanaeng Nua (meat in coconut cream) 39%

If they would have surveyed Thai people I’m sure the #1 choice would have been Som Tam (spicy papaya salad). Most foreigners can’t handle it and regard it as a class A incendiary device instead of a delicacy.

Pictures of all these dishes and more can be seen in the Thai Food Gallery

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Comment by Debo HoboNo Gravatar
2007-12-17 15:59:20

They all sound fantastic and yummy but you are right highly spiced foods are way out of my league.

Comment by talenNo Gravatar
2007-12-17 23:06:17

Some of the dishes are definitely not fit for western consumption.With most dishes the spice can be cut back if you ask.

It can be a bit of a learning curve but a tasty one too.

Comment by Steven and AishaNo Gravatar
2008-05-31 05:13:15

I love your blog! I lived in Phuket for two years and I still can’t forget Thailand. It’s a beautiful country and the food is superb. It’s one of the reasons why I want to go back to Thailand. :)
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Comment by Steven and AishaNo Gravatar
2008-05-31 05:13:40

I’ll subscribe to your rss feed :)
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Comment by TalenNo Gravatar
2008-05-31 05:57:32

Glad you enjoy the Blog…I’m trying to get back to Thailand myself and hopefully I won’t be leaving :)…off to check out your blog

Comment by NiharNo Gravatar
2008-06-19 21:27:14

No vegetarian stuff :(
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Comment by TalenNo Gravatar
2008-06-19 22:19:43

There are plenty of vegetarian Thai foods…Som Tam to name one but it is highly spicy.

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