New York is a great place to try new foods and really explore your taste buds. New York, especially its burrow Brooklyn, is a huge food center in the United States. Cuisines from different countries around the world have been brought here and shared with Americans everywhere.
One of the favorites shared amongst foodies everywhere is Thai food. Thai food is known for its colorful dishes and bold flavors that make your taste buds sing. Thai food will give you the chance you’ve been looking for to explore different cultures through food. There are lots of restaurants, such as Dannee Thai in Brooklyn that can help you explore your pallet and discover dishes you haven’t tasted before.
Here are some popular Thai dishes you can try on your next trip to New York!
Tom Yum Soup
This is a signature dish in Thai cuisine. It’s known for its signature, mouthwatering aroma of lemongrass, chili, lime juice, shallots, and fish sauce. If you love seafood, you’ll get to enjoy some prawns and mushrooms smothered in the legendary broth. It’s a great addition to any means, especially if you’re looking for something that’s a little sour and spicy at the same time.
Tom Kha Soup
This is another iconic soup that’s great if you’re looking for a milder version of Tom Yum. It’s known for its creamy broth and sweet aroma that will make anyone’s stomach growl in anticipation. It’s made with chili, lemongrass stalks, and chicken in a creaming coconut milk broth.
Green Curry (Gaeng Keow Wan Gai)
If you love spicy hot food, this is the dish for you! This curry is made with green chili peppers and coconut milk. It’s enhanced with Thai herbs, ginger, shallots, garlic, and turmeric. Chicken and vegetables are often served with curry, but you can always ask for seafood or beef as a replacement.
Papaya Salad (Som Tum)
This is a tangy and spicy salad that foodies can’t get enough of. It’s made with cherry tomatoes, papaya, and beans. Its flavor is often described as sweet, sour, and spicy all at the same time which can really be exciting for the tastebuds. Many restaurants serve this salad with peanuts, shrimp, or crab so make sure you talk to your server if you have any food allergies.
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This yummy dish is a great addition to any dinner. It’s a relatively simple dish that packs a huge punch. It’s a popular appetizer that you’ll love as you save room for more amazing dishes. Chicken satay is strips of chicken that are skewered and marinated with a paste of lemongrass, shallots, chili, sugar, and turmeric powder. Then they’re either grilled or served with an amazing peanut dipping sauce.
Another delicious curry for foodies who are looking for a mild and tangy flavor in their dinner. It’s made with tender bits of meat, red curry pastes, and coconut milk that all come together in a perfect blend of flavors. Its delicate fragrance and taste that tickles your tastebuds will have you coming back for seconds guaranteed!
Another spicy dish for those of us who love to add a little spice to our lives. It’s another versatile dish that can have chicken, shrimp, or be all vegetables if you’re someone who is a vegetarian. It’s often cooked with bean sprouts, broccoli, bok choy, and some sort of protein. These ingredients and noodles are smothered in a sauce made from lime juice, bean sauce, soy sauce, and brown sugar. This is another dish cooked with chilies so if you aren’t a fan of spicy foods, you can always ask for a milder version or try something else like the Tom Kha Soup.
Fried Basil and Pork
Another popular dish you can try on your next lunch or dinner out. It’s made with chili, basil leaves, pork, soy sauce, sugar, and green beans. This addition to a steaming plate of white rice will take your breath away once you have your first taste. Many restaurants add a fried egg on top as a garnish and flavor booster too.
I have always loved fried noodles. They can have a variety of flavors and ingredients that make them a versatile dish. In Thai cuisine, Pad Thai is a popular dish. The noodles are cooked with bean sprouts, eggs, and onion. Fish sauce, chili powder, grounded peanuts, and sugar are often added later on to enhance the natural flavors.
Stir-Fried Chicken and nuts
I love making stir fry at home and it’s always nice to try new tastes and recipes for it. If you’re a stir fry lover like me, you might want to try this dish. It’s made with fried cashew nuts and chicken that are mixed with onions, chilies, mushrooms, and other ingredients that will make you fall in love with Thai cuisine.
Noodle Soup (Guay Tiew Reua)
This is the main course you’re destined to love. Its meat broth is to die for. It’s made with Thai spices, herbs, and chicken, pork, or seafood that smells absolutely divine. The noodles are cooked within this broth so that they pick up some of those delicious flavors.
Fried ice cream
Our first delicious dessert on this list. Ice cream is coated with some sort of crust, depending on where you go, and then frozen until everything is frozen. Once it’s cold enough, it’s fried quickly until the crust browns and crips all before the ice cream melts inside. It’s delicious.
If you want to try to make this on your own, try this recipe. https://hot-thai-kitchen.com/easy-fried-ice-cream/#
Mango Sticky Rice
This is a famous Thai dessert that is the perfect ending to any dinner. It’s known for its sweet rice and bright mango slices that are delicious. All this is then smothered in an amazing coconut sauce.
If you’re someone who’s looking to explore different cultures and try new foods but can’t afford a trip to Thailand to do so, then taking a short trip to Brooklyn for Thai food can help you have the experience you’re looking for.