In terms of taste, texture, fragrance, and nutritional value, nothing can beat Thai cuisine in the heart of Aussies. This Asian food actually topped the list of Google searches in Sydney and Melbourne, coming out as the victor out of five other largely recognized ethnic cuisines in Australia. According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Thai food had a Google Trend score of 73 followed by Chinese, Italian, Japanese, and Indian.
While MasterChef could be one of the major driving factors that highly popularized Thai cuisine in the Land Down Under, one cannot overemphasize the fact that Thai restaurants have already been thriving in Australia for the past decade. As a matter of fact, Pad Thai was recognized as the number 1 takeaway food in Australia in 2018! So, ranking number one must not have been a surprise to you anymore.
But, if you haven’t tried other Thai favourites yet other than Pad Thai, then you might want to check out these five other highly-popular must-try dishes!
1. Tom Yum
Recuperating from a hangover? Or just craving for a bowl of warm soup on a rainy day? Tom Yum is a popular hot and sour Thai soup filled with aromatic Thai spices such as lemongrass and kaffir leaves and cooked with generous servings of mushrooms and prawns. You can also switch your prawns for chicken or fish.
2. Thai Green Curry (Gaeng Keaw Warn)
Looking for your second bowl of soup in the dead cold winter? Gaeng Keaw Warn has got you covered! Gaeng Keaw Warn or Thai Green Curry is one of the most well-loved Thai dishes in Australia. If you want something piquant for your taste, you’ll love this Thai Green Curry which is made from chicken, bamboo shoots, green beans, capsicum, zucchini and flavoured with a unique spicy paste combined with coconut milk for a hint of sweetness.
3. Spring Rolls
Fresh Thai Spring Rolls are your perfect finger food for a healthy go-to snack for you and your family or even serve it during a casual drinking session with your mates! Deep-fried Thai Spring rolls consist of carrots, stir-fried vermicelli noodles, water chestnuts, lettuce, cucumbers, and minced pork or boiled shrimps which is then wrapped in parchment-thin rice paper and served with a sweet chili sauce on the side. Yum!
Perk up your usual boring salad Thai-style with a Lao meat salad. Larb is prepared with minced meat of chicken, pork, or beef. It’s then tossed on a wok with a few spritzes of lemon juice, some chili powder, red onion, ground roasted rice, and the signature Thai herbs. It’s absolutely a must-try and especially better when you’ve got a cold beer on hand!
5. Thai Fried Rice (Khao Pud)
You haven’t had a real Asian meal if you didn’t have rice on your plate. But in contrast to a bowl of usual steamed rice, Thai fried rice is packed with egg, onions, vegetables, and herbs and exquisitely mixed with prawns, crab meat, or chicken turning a dull white steamed rice into a truly gastronomic experience.
Do you feel yourself hankering for a plate of Thai food? Grab your phone now and dial (07) 3814 1088 to get the best Thai dishes from Thai Emperor!