3 Thai Dishes You Have to Try While You’re in Koh Samui
If you’ve got an upcoming trip to Koh Samui, then it’s not at all surprising that you’re looking forward to exploring the best beaches in Koh Samui. Indeed, the island is home to some of the best beaches in the world and no one would blame you if you spent all your time lounging about and enjoying the pristine sights. With that being said, we’d like to remind you that there’s more to Thailand than just amazing beaches.
Thailand is a country that boasts a rich and vibrant culture. And while there is a multitude of different ways to explore the country’s culture, there are very few ways that are better than indulging in the local cuisine. Now, we understand that this can be quite intimidating especially if you don’t know much about Thai food. To help you out, we thought it would be useful to prepare a brief guide on what you should eat while you’re on vacation. If this is something that you’re interested in knowing more about, read on for our picks of the three best Thai dishes that you have to try while you’re in Koh Samui.
If you’ve never had Pad Thai before, then you’re in for a culinary treat. While it may seem like an ordinary noodle dish, Pad Thai is an explosion of flavors. This Thai noodle dish is made with tamarind, chicken or pork, tofu, shrimp, herbs, sugar, and chilies. To round the flavors out, the dish is served with a slice of lime that you’re supposed to squeeze over the dish before you eat it. This dish has a little bit of everything but the flavors work so well together, which is why it’s not at all surprising that Pad Thai is a crowd favorite among people who visit the country.
Tom Yum Goong
If you’re looking for something with a little heat, then Tom Yum Goong is just what you need. This hearty soup is made with quintessential Thai ingredients such as lemongrass, chili, galangal, lime leaves, coconut cream, and fish sauce. While you may think that this will result in an overtly aggressive dish, the coconut cream mellows the entire thing out without taking too much of the heat away.
Kao Niew Ma Muang
We can’t have a list of essential Thai dishes and not mention Kao Niew Ma Muang or mango sticky rice. While this staple Thai dessert may seem simple, this doesn’t mean that it is at all lacking in flavor. Kao Niew Ma Muang is a sweet and sticky treat that you’ll constantly be looking for after you’ve had a bite of it. The combinations of sweet and tart flavors are extremely addicting and will always leave you wanting more.
As you can see, there’s something for everyone in Thai cuisine. While some of these dishes may be unfamiliar, we implore you to step out of your comfort zone and try something new. We assure you that all of these dishes are great and will make great culinary experiences. In fact, we wouldn’t be surprised if you started craving Thai food after your vacation to Koh Samui.
While food is important, it’s not the only thing that you should think about when planning your trip. Considering that accommodation will play a major role when it comes to your overall experience, it’s important that you find the right place to stay. If you want to feel comfortable during your visit, Banana Fan Sea Resort is one of the best places to stay in Thailand. We are the best family resort in Chaweng Beach, with the finest white and powdery sand. While it is located at the south end of Chaweng Beach, it’s still not too far from the famous shopping, entertainment, and nightlife areas. Book a stay now!