Top Ten Favourite Thai Food

by Paisan M.
Everybody is well known about Thai food because many Thai restaurants has established around the world. The unique flavour of Thai food is blended of fresh herbs and aromatic spices. Thai food is cooked with basic ingredients such as garlic, chilies, pepper, lime juice, lemon grass and coriander leave. The main food in Thailand is rice. Although rice is the main food of Thais, but we aren't eat rice alone. We must have some dishes (soup, curries or fried vegetable) to eat with rice.

In July 1999, the Office of the National Culture Commission in Ministry of Culture announced the top ten Thai dishes best liked by foreigners. The Office had conducted a survey of Thai restaurants all over the world to find out ten favourite Thai dishes of foreigners. In the survey 1,500 Thai restaurant in America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa were asked to fill in a questionnaire. However, only 500 restaurants which have Thai chefs and offer the authentic Thai food were qualified for being taken into consideration. The results were the top ten Thai dishes which are listed below in order of their percentages of popularity:

1. Tom Yam Kung (spicy shrimp soup) 99% 2. Kaeng Keow Wan Kai (green curry with chicken) 82% 3. Pad Thai (Thai fried noodles) 70% 4. Pad Kaphrao (stir fried basil with chicken) 52% 5. Kaeng Phet Pet Yang (roast duck curry) 50% 6. Tom Kha Kai (chicken in coconut soup) 47% 7. Yam Nua Yang (spicy roast beef salad) 45% 8. Pork Satay (roast pork coated with turmeric) 43% 9. Kai Phat Met Mamuang Himmaphan (fried chicken with cashew nut) 42% 10. Phanaeng Kai (chicken in coconut cream) 39%

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