Top 5 Items to Order at a Thai Restaurant

View five of our favorite items to order at any Thai restaurant

If you’ve been invited to enjoy some Thai dining with your buddies or a date, you may want to educate yourself a bit on what to order.


That said, we have put together our top 5 items to order from a Thai restaurant. 


#1. Pad Thai

One dish that is unique to Thai dining is pad thai

  Pad Thai is a stir-fried rice noodle dish commonly served as street food and at most restaurants in Thailand as part of the country’s cuisine. It is typically made with rice noodles, chicken, beef or tofu, peanuts, a scrambled egg, and bean sprouts, among other vegetables.

This dish is sour as well as sweet giving it a unique flavor and taste

#2. Massaman Curry

  There are many curries that you can in a Thai restaurant such as red curry and green curry depending on your pallet but massaman curry is one of the richest in flavor and combines spices from India and Malaysia. 

This hybrid dish typically will not be spicy to the point of pain and has a sweet and savory flavor. 

#3. Papaya Salad

Thai green papaya salad, which in Thailand is known as as ‘som tam’ (ส้มตำ), is one of the most commonly available and most popularly consumed dishes in all of Thailand is found on almost every street corner. 

If you want to play it safe, this dish will not disappoint. Just be careful as sometimes this can be spicy.

#4 Pad See ew

Thai Pad See Ew is one of those iconic dishes that has migrated from street food stalls to Thai restaurants and take-outs all over the Western world.

The words “Pad See Ew” literally mean stir-fried (pad) dark soy sauce (see ew) and defines the dish made with flat noodles and featuring dark soy sauce.

This is a dish that is not spicy but very flavorful and will be a favorite!

#5. Thai Tea

Thai tea is a drink you must try if you have not already. Normally if you are in a real Thai restaurant it will be made from mixing Ceylon tea with sweetened condensed milk. 

This tea can be served hot or iced and is definitely on every Thai menu. 



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