You’ve got your Chinese and Indian foods that are basically everywhere (especially in the UK) and then you get your outlier cuisines like Thai and Korean, which in my humble opinion are better, but at times harder to come by.
Being now based in Siem Reap there are a lot of great options for me to eat Thai, so I’ve decided to put together my top 5 go to Thai global dishes in Siem Reap.
Pad Thai – Fried Noodles (lort cha)
Pad Thai is basically the Thai take on fried noodles. Any regular reader of the blog will be aware of my borderline obsession will all things fried noodle! Bean sprouts, onions, eggs and Thai chili sauce. This makes a perfect lunch, or snack when you just gotta eat Thai. Bangkok cafe Siem Reap – we salute your take on lort cha!
Khao Pad – Fried Rice
Another classic of Chinese origin. Not all that dissimilar to the classic dish, but when you eat Thai fried rice they throw in cucumber and lime. Everything tastes better when you add lime. Period. Sambo Khmer and Thai Restaurant!
Tom Yum Goong (Spicy Shrimp Soup)
This is the quintessential food that just smells of Thailand! Lemongrass, chili, lime leaves and of course freshly boiling shrimp. A perfect appetizer or full on meal, close your eyes open your mouth and you will be instantly transported to Thailand! Another high 5 to Bangkok cafe of Siem Reap for this one.
Gaeng Daeng (Red Curry)
Apples, or oranges, New York, or LA, red curry, or yellow curry? I pick red curry sir! Tender cuts of fine meat marinaded in lime leaves, curry sauce and lots of spice. A perfectly way to start to eat Thai curry, spicy without blowing your head off. Thai Kitchen Siem Reap gets the honors here.
Pad Krapow Moo Saap (Fried Basil and Pork)
A really simple dish that can be enjoyed for both lunch and dinner. Green beans, soy sauce, chili, pork, lots of basil and throw it all together in a big piping hot wok. Oh and a little bit of sugar to take the edge off. Sometimes the simplest dishes truly are the best! Thai Kitchen Siem Reap again win the prize!
And that is our guide on how to Eat Thai in Siem Reap.