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Underrated Dishes You Should Order at a Thai Restaurant

December 29, 2021
IN Thai Cuisine

If you love Thai food, then you may think that you’ve tried and had it all.

Although you surely know that Thai food is a gigantic and diverse category of food, if you’re a Thai food enthusiast, you have likely explored the genre at length. 

However, there may be some dishes out there that you have not tried at all yet. Or, there may be some dishes that you’ve tried at one restaurant or another, but were rather unimpressed. 

It’s time to give those dishes a try – or another try, as the case may be.

Check out this list of Thai dishes and consider each of them next time you place an order at your favorite Thai restaurant in Seattle or anywhere in the world. 

1. Pla Lard Prik

This dish is wonderful if you’re a seafood lover, or even if you’re not. Its centerpiece is a trout with the bones removed; it’s topped with mushrooms and peppers and a spicy tamarind sauce.

The whole thing is served over rice, and you can mix it all together to enjoy a bit of all the flavors in every bite. Every restaurant will make this dish a little differently, but you’ll likely enjoy it every time.  

2. Mussamun Curry

If you like a good curry, then you’ll love mussamun curry. This dish hails from southern Thailand, but it’s popular nationwide. At its most basic, it’s a beef stew, but you’ll love the Asian flavors in it.

Spices like nutmeg, cinnamon, and cardamom add so much to the ground beef, fish sauce, and sugar you’ll find here. Peanuts give it a little crunch to round out the dish. You can find this curry in many Thai restaurants in Seattle.

3. Moo Yahng

A wonderful and flavorful pork-focused Thai dish is moo yahng. The name of this dish translates simply to “pork, barbequed,” and that’s exactly what it is, but it’s so much more than that, as the pork has been marinated in a special sauce before hitting the grill. It’s usually served with a spicy sauce.

4. Phad Prik Khing

If you like vegetables, you’ll love this stir-fried dish. Phad prik khing is full of tasty veggies like green beans, baby corn, peppers, carrots, and onion. All of this is combined with a protein of your choice, so you can have it a number of different ways, plus chile sauce for flavor.

5. Pad See Ew

If you want to try a new Thai dish that does not involve the ubiquitous rice that appears in most Thai dishes, then you should try Pad See Ew, which instead has a base of wide rice noodles instead. This dish is rather simple, but it’s quite tasty; it includes fried rice noodles with egg, broccoli, and a protein of your choice.

What tops it off, though, is the inclusion of a sweet soy sauce made with molasses. When you mix that into the other ingredients, this dish will delight your tastebuds to new levels.

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