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A Taste of Thailand

A Taste of Thailand

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Thai cuisine has become a global phenomenon, with restaurants in almost every major city using a complex range of sauces, pastes, rice, vegetables, noodles, and herbs to create a blend of harmonious, distinct and innovative range of dishes. Thai food is unique for its aromatic variety and one-of-a-kind contrast of sweet, sour, spicy and salty flavours which can be seen in its most popular, hearty dishes. Note sure where to start? Keep reading to find out just some of our favourite Thai dishes.

Pad Thai

Pad Thai is one of Thailand's most famous exports - it is a timeless, staple dish which has countless variations and is a perfect example of the flavoursome innovation and variety of Thai cooking. It is a culturally significant dish which is typically created using dried rice noodles, tamarind pulp, fish sauce, dried shrimp, garlic, lime wedges, peanuts and red chilli peppers. It commonly features ingredients such as bean sprouts, garlic chives, shrimp, chicken, crab, squid, and fresh vegetables for a crunch accompaniment. To cook a flavoursome Pad Thai dinner quickly without sacrificing the Thai quality and authenticity, try making yours with our Spice Paste for Thai Pad Thai Noodles.


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Som Tam

Som Tam is a spicy green salad made from shredded papaya, and is one of Thailand's best known culinary contribution. The salad has a diverse range of flavours, including saltiness, sour lime, hot chili, savory fish sauce, and sweetness from palm sugar.

In Thailand Som Tam is created by pounding the ingredients with a mortar and pestle to combine the ingredients. This salad has countless variations, sometimes involving a mild sweet and sour dressing, and other times using fermented fish sauce and crab and occasionally even involving freshwater snails!

 

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Gai Pad Med Moung

Gai Pad Med Moung is a highly popular stir fry chicken and cashew nut dish, typically served with roasted cashew nuts, chilli, garlic, soy sauce and honey. This dish can be found in almost any Thai restaurant, and is extremely easy to cook at home when you are short on time but are craving something wholesome.


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Khao Pad

Khao Pad, also known as Thai fried rice, is an iconic cuisine which can be served alongside any main dish for extra flavour! Unlike Chinese fried rice which is made with long grain rice, it is made with jasmine rice and usually seasoned with soy, chilli or fish sauce. There are endless variations of Khao Pad, including coconut fried rice, shrimp paste fried rice and pineapple fried rice.


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To recreate Thai dishes at home, browse through the selection of flavoursome spice pastes in our Thai range.



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