Thai Food is gaining popularity all over the world for its sweet, sour, salty, bitter and spicy flavors.Thai food uses fresh ingredients and is healthy combination of protein, carbohydrates, and nutrients. Thai cooking is carefully balanced to bring out all the different flavors in a dish. Texture also plays an important role in Thai Food and hence a Thai meal usually consists of crunchy salads and stir fries, with noodles or Pad Thai, rice,and sometimes sauce for dipping.
Thai food has influences from a whole lot of different cuisines especially the Chinese who introduced noodles, dumplings, and soy sauce. From India they incorporated spices like cumin, cardamom and coriander in their curry recipes. The Malays shared their love of coconut which is heavily used in Thai cuisine and satay which is again one of the most popular street food.
Some important Thai Food ingredients which you need to have while cooking a Thai meal are Fish sauce, dried shrimp paste, lemon grass, tamarind paste, palm sugar, coconut, Kaffir Limes, chili, aromatics like ginger and garlic and fresh herbs like coriander and Thai basil.
Here are some amazing, delicious and easy to make Thai Meal Combinations that you can make for weeknight dinners or a nice weekend meal.
1.Thai Style Vegetables & Raw Papaya Rice,Pineapple Vegetarian Curry & Cucumber Relish
This Meal Combination has all the right flavors to tickle your taste buds. Thai style Vegetables and Raw papaya Rice has raw papaya which is a power house of enzymes and nutrients. The sweetness and the sourness from the pineapple along with the vegetables simmered in an aromatic Thai flavored broth tastes delicious. Thai Cucumber relish is a fresh Relish which goes well in this combinations.
2.Chicken Pad Thai Noodles ,Thai Pumpkin Soup with Red Curry Paste and Thai Fish Cake
Pad Thai is famous dish from Thailand that you will love to have everyday as your one dish meal. Combine chicken Pad Thai with some Fish cakes as a side and some creamy coconut milk and roasted pumpkin soup to make a delicious and healthy meal.
3. Vegetarian Thai Green Curry,Coconut Garlic Rice & Beansprouts & Raw Mango Salad
Here is a vegetarian Thai Meal Combination which has the popular and famous Thai green Curry. You can add any vegetables of your choice to this curry and it goes well with Coconut Garlic Rice and a beansprouts and raw Mango Salad.
4. Thai Style Khao Tom ,Thai Spicy Corn & Green Papaya Salad and Thai Style Sweet Khao Tom
Thai Style Khao Tom is a Black Rice Clear Soup Recipe. it's a dish that's simple, flavor-packed, and satisfying. Usually Khao Tom is served as a breakfast soup in Thailand but make this for your Sunday brunch or a nice weeknight dinner and serve it along with some Salad or Satay and a desert to make a delicious meal.
5. Spicy Vegetarian Thai Noodle Bowl , Baked Chicken Satay & Vegetarian Tom Yum Soup
This Spicy Vegetarian Thai Noodle Bowl Recipe is a healthy and delicious recipe perfect for weeknight dinners. Chicken Satay is a very popular street food which is served along with a peanut dipping sauce. Tom yum Soup is also synonymous with Thai Soups and all these three dishes combined make a hearty, delicious and satisfying meal.