The strangest Thai food
After our previous post about the 10 essential dishes of Thai cuisine, it is time to present the selection of the strangest dishes. A test of fire for the most curious palates. If you want to know the most exotic food of the country, today we present you the 10 strangest dishes of Thailand.
List of the 10 strangest meals of Thailand
1. Goong Ten
Goong Ten in Thai means prawns dancing. This dish is served with alive prawns, adding lime juice, cilantro, onion, fish sauce and chili. The preparation process is quite interesting but the sensation of eating is even more impressive. An experience, sure, is unforgettable.
2. Goong Shae Nam Pla
Another dish with raw prawns. The prawns are soaked in fish sauce and then garnished with chili, garlic and lemon juice. With salty, sour and spicy flavor at the same time and a texture is difficult to explain, we could say that it is similar to Japanese sashimi.
3. Kai Mod Daeng
Red ants are considered a delight in Thailand. The Kai Mod Daeng is a preparation of red ants and their eggs. Red ants are feed by mango leaves and that is why they have a sour taste. In contrast, its eggs taste flavor like butter.
4. Malang Tod
A variety of fried insects. This is the secret of Malang Tod that worms, beetles, grasshoppers, crickets or other insects are served with soy sauce and a little pepper. A potent source of protein with a salty and crunchy taste.
5. Pak Ped
Pak Ped means duck’s beak. The Thais do not waste any part of the animal and everything is susceptible to being eaten. That’s why the peaks are marinated in soy sauce and then fried to create a crunchy texture.
6. Larb Lueat Nua
Raw and fresh veal meat marinated in its own blood and garnished with mint leaves. It is ideal food when drinking some beer, it is possibly one of the most important challenges for tourists.
7. Teen Ghai
As in other countries in the area, chicken legs are considered a delicious dish among locals. More than a dish, it could be considered a hobby. The Thais spend their time gossip while they taste this curious gastronomic delight. They can be prepared fried or cooked, to the taste of the consumer.
8. Kob Tod
Kob Tod or fried frog is another very common dish in Thailand. The fried frog tastes like chicken although its texture is harder because of the frog’s muscles.
9. Nu Na Yang
Moving away from big cities, in some rural areas, we can find Nu Na Yang. Roasted rat is served with vegetables. To taste this dish, you must travel to the most remote areas.
10. Rod Duan
For unpleasant aspect, you should set your mind free and brave to eat it. It is bamboo worms, which are made as snack. The best option is to accompany it with a good cold beer.