Thai food makes the best comfort foods owing to the rich mixture of not only flavors but also inviting colors and aromas. When you are feeling down or simply craving something, Thai food can satisfy every palette with its vast range of comfort foods.
Thai food is world-renowned for its perfect harmony of flavors and aromas. It is safe to say that no other country offers a blend of sour, sweet, salty and spicy notes in their cuisines, rather than Thailand. Get ready to enjoy a unique and satisfying experience in almost every dish you will call out the name of.
When you are feeling down or simply craving something, Thai food can satisfy every palette with its vast range of comfort foods. And the best part about Thai food is that you can cook them at home with almost similar taste, if not the exact same.
So, don’t wait for an opportunity to visit Thailand and join a virtual Thai cooking class to relish the savory dishes whenever you want to relieve stress. Let’s delve into the list of Thai comfort foods that will help you seek solace through loneliness.
Who doesn’t know this classic delicacy of Thailand? Pad Thai is probably the only Thai dish that has crossed several borders throughout the world and created unprecedented hype.
Pad Thai is a blend of stir-fried rice noodles with a sprinkle of tofu, shrimp, green onions, peanuts, bean sprouts, pepper, garlic, fish sauce and a treat of scrambled egg. A squeeze of lemon and ground peanuts brings out the heavenly taste that hooks everyone after a single bite.
This dish can undoubtedly be the best option if you seek sweet and sour comfort.
Another famous delicacy for chicken lovers is Tom Kha Kai, which literally means chicken coconut soup. This dish leans to a spicier side with fiery chilies, thinly sliced galangal, stalks of lemongrass, crushed shallots, and tender chicken strips in the blend.
However, The base is made with coconut milk to counter the spiciness. The milk complements other ingredients to give a creamy texture that you can pair with steamed rice like a typical Asian.
Craving spicy hot food? Satisfy your tastebuds with this mouthwatering Tom Yum Goong, which is a blend of hot and sour soup made with fragrant broth infused with rich flavors of galangal, kaffir lime leaves and lemongrass.
The soup contains shrimp, chilies and mushrooms, making it the perfect comfort food for spice lovers. This soup's warming and filling nature makes everyone content with a hearty yet light meal.
This vibrant dish combines all the flavors in one dish. The soup has a base of sweet, sour and spicy flavors to fulfill your cravings. You can complete the dish with a fusion of several vegetables like green beans, cabbage, and carrots and devour it with a deep-fried omelet. This cuisine is the go-to for several vegan and non-veg people alike. If you want to learn to make your own versions of this dish, team building cooking classes can be of great help.
Thai foods have some spices and coconut blends in common, making every food equally flavorful and creamy. Gaend Daeng is another dish incorporating coconut milk as the base for the red curry. The base contains red curry paste, coconut milk, and kaffir lime leaves, indulging the slices of meat and other vegetables. Gaeng Daeng also falls under the category of spicy Thai curries that are flexible to adjust to your liking.
Another spicy, delicious curry that can be your comfort food is this green chicken curry, which gets its signature green color from the green chilies.
This green chicken curry also has a coconut milk base like other typical curries, with a blend of cherry–sized eggplants, galangal, lemon grass, bamboo shoots, coriander and sweet basil. All flavors combined give this curry a rich and sweet taste compared to the classic tom yum.
Green curry pairs well with steamed rice or a flatbread, whichever you find better.
Thai food makes the best comfort foods owing to the rich mixture of not only flavors but also inviting colors and aromas. Also, the possibilities of bending the dish to suit your liking are limitless, so you can make your own version of Thai comfort food.
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