Eat your way to some of our favorite Thai food

Last updated on August 8th, 2018 at 12:33 pm


Thai Food, is there anyone in the world who doesn’t know how delicious you are?

Yes. If you’ve backpacked or traveled your way to Asia, then you’ll know what we’re talking about Thailand.

But whether you’re looking for a new restaurant or a new food discovery, or you just haven’t been exposed to the good Thai food, we are here to show you some of the best Thai food dishes and restaurants that cook them.

1. Royal Kantoke, Koh Samui

Thai food: Royal Kantoke, set dinner for two, with authentic Thai dishes served in Poppies Restaurant, Koh Samui Thailand.

Kantoke is a set of Thai food dishes put together for meal sharing. We tried the Royal Kantoke which was a great mix of authentic Thai food.

If you’re not into too spicy food, then make sure you mention that when you order. In our experience, Poppies Samui is one of the best restaurants that offer Authentic Thai food. If you want to know more about our experience in Poppies, read here.

If you’re feeling like you need something not Thai, they also have a healthy set of European and American dishes.

We ordered our Kantoke with ice cold Chang beer, and let me tell you, getting served a cold beer with a chilled glass is something we don’t get to experience in Asia a lot. So yes, this is definitely one good place to eat, especially if you care about good service.

2. Pad Thai our favorite Thai food

Our favorite Thai food in Thailand, noodles with seafood or pork and vegetables and we enjoyed it in Riva Arun Bangkok.

Pad Thai is the most popular dish of Thailand. It’s a mix of big white noodles, fried with shrimp, chicken or pork, cooked with roasted peanuts.

This is a perfect dish, whether you’re in a budget or you’re dining fancy. In our experience, even the smallest places in Thailand know how to cook the dish well, so you should be able to taste a good one, whatever budget you have.

Try the Pad Thai in Bangkok while you dine in a rooftop restaurant, watching the boats come and go in the Chao Phraya river. Amazing ambience and views of Bangkok. A must try.

3. Lamb Rack and Chilled Seafood 

The signature Hyatt Regency chilled seafood is such a delight to eat!

The Sunset Grill restaurant is one fine restaurant, situated at the top level of the whole hotel property, with excellent views of the Phuket skyline and sea view. If you can dine while catching the sunset, then you’re in for a good treat!

If you are in Phuket to relax, celebrate something special, or just try something out of the ordinary, we highly suggest trying their chilled seafood – top of the line appetizer. We ordered lamb rack as our main dish for the night of our stay with Hyatt Regency Phuket.

Lambrack at Sunset Grill in Hyatt Regency Phuket.

4. The fruits of Chiang Mai

Delicious and very sweet, fresh strawberries sold at Chiang Mai markets.

Now this is not exactly a dish, or meal in a restaurant, however, if you’ve been to Chiang Mai, you’ll know that they have the best fruits in the country. Visiting markets in the north is such a great memory, as we taste their super sweet strawberries.

A lot of people actually stay to live in Chiang Mai because of its very friendly prices.

The dried fruits and nuts in Chiang Mai markets are as delicious as the fresh ones!

If you are in downtown Chiang Mai, and looking for a good quality restaurant to dine in, try the Akyra Manor Chiang Mai restaurant. We’ve tried their breakfast menu, and it’s just high quality. Good food and amazing restaurant overall.

5. Boat Dining in Ayutthaya

Thai food in a boat

Looking for a unique experience? Then you gotta try cruising the Ayutthaya river, while dining. This is what we exactly experienced with Nutty Adventures. The river in Ayutthaya is a nice cruise, and you can enjoy tasting authentic Thai food in a whole new experience. We got to see some of the beautiful ruins too, so that was a plus.

6. TomYum in Chiang Mai

Thai food: Tomyum
Tomyum is another popular Thai dish. It’s a spicy and delicious mix of hot seafood soup. You might want to make sure that you can really eat spicy, or you request for your TomYum to be “spiced down” as it can be really hot. Ha!

We loved  TomYum in Chiang Mai however if you’re around Krabi area, it was delicious too!

7. Chinatown Bangkok

Thai food in Chinatown

Street food? You bet we’re in. Chinatown has a very active night life, and there are many people who are just in for a good evening of delicious food. Through our local friend, we were able to taste some finds that only locals can tell you. Example, these bread that are made with good sauces are just so delicious, you won’t even believe it. Donuts, you’re out. Ha!

We also had a nice taste of mango sticky rice in Khao San Road night market, local street soups, and sea food.

8. Pizza Italian in Bangkok


If you are in a mood to taste something out of the Thai cuisine for a night or two, there’s a delicious place in Bangkok. Yes it’s Italian. Good pizzas, pasta and wine. You better come to Bangkok for an authentic and good Italian dinner.

9. Lunch on a raft

Thai food: Papaya salad

 

Kanchanaburi was surprisingly one of the most beautiful places we’ve been to in Thailand. We got the chance to stay in a floating restaurant and go around the city, eating our way to many of its local and delicious restaurants. Papaya salad? Yes, you gotta try it. And many more authentic Thai food.

10. Desserts 


Have a sweeth tooth? Take a bite of  delectable desserts! And yes, we are talking about you Matcha green tea ice cream. Eating these, while being surrounded by just the serenity of the whole place is another level of relaxation in Thailand.

11. Breakfast with a view


International breakfast with Thai’s beaches? Well, it’s a match made in heaven! We can’t tell you enough how amazing it is to just have a breakfast buffet of Thai and International cuisine, have a chance to pick what inkling you have for the day, and dine in front of the amazing blue waters and skyline.

That feeling is just irreplaceable.

There you go. 11 of our favorite Thai food and food places to eat in. Every time we go home, or go to another country, we miss Thailand’s vibrance, the nice people and the good, authentic food. We know we’ll be back but in the man while, here’s to enjoying more food trips around the world!

Read here if you want to know more about street food in Southeast Asia.

Hope you like our post today.

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Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. He believes in travel without money. Recently, he finished a bicycle trip, 9500 km, from Madrid to North Cape.

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