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Some Like it Hot: 3 Deliciously Spicy Thai Food Dishes to Try

May 24, 2021
IN Thai Cuisine

Do you enjoy spicy Thai food? If so, you’ve come to the right place because we’re going to share some of the best spicy Thai food in Seattle dishes that you should try the next time you’re out or at home trying to whip up something new.

If you’re not used to all this spicy Thai food, ensure you’ve got some water nearby because you’re going to need it.

What Makes Thai Food Spicy?

Before we get into sharing these dishes with you, we’ve got to answer a question that you’re dying to know. That question is, what makes the best Thai food so spicy?

Thai food is known for its fragrance and the many spices used in the dish. While these spices are quite aromatic, you can attribute a Thai dish’s spiciness to the peppers used in the dishes.

When you’re visiting a Thai restaurant in Seattle, one thing you might notice about the menu is there are small peppers on the menu beside each dish. At Thai Ginger, we have a star system, 1 being the least spicy and 4 being the spiciest. This is to let you know how spicy the dish is going to be before you order it.

Now that you know where the spice in Thai food dishes comes from, here are some dishes that you need to try next time you’re eating Thai food.

Red Curry

Who doesn’t love a red curry dish that’s bursting with flavor from the different spices infused into the sauce. Red curry can be used in several recipes, including red curry with a wild Sockeye salmon and Thai veggie curry.

If you’ve never tried it before, you can always order from your local restaurant.

Coconut Chicken Soup

Coconut chicken soup is also known as Tom Kha Gai. You’ll find that coconut milk is a staple in most Thai dishes because it gives it the creaminess it calls for.

If you’re not a fan of spicier foods, this soup will be the dish you want to order. It’s on the less spicy end, but it’s still going to pack a punch as far as flavors and texture.

If you enjoy this, you might consider using coconut milk in your future cooking endeavors.

Pad Thai

This is a favorite Thai food dish of many that frequent Thai food restaurants. Pad Thai is essentially the Thai version of stir-fried noodles. Pad Thai is typically a sweeter dish, however you can customize it to be nice and spicy. 

The most common ingredients used in this dish include:

  • Egg
  • Fish sauce
  • Sprouts
  • Lime juice
  • Palm sugar

These are just a few of the ingredients used in this dish, but depending on where you’re eating, there could be a unique spin given to the dish by the chef. The chili sauce that comes with the dish is usually served on the side so you have the option to pour it over the dish to heat it up. 

Dishes That Set Your Mouth On Fire

Spicy Thai food is the only way to go if you’re going to enjoy Thai cuisine. If you’re not a fan of spicy foods, you might want to try the soup we suggested above.But, if you aren’t afraid of spice, you might want to eat some Pad Thai with 5 stars of heat. If you’re ready to order your next Thai dish vist Thai Ginger.

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