Typical foods for a local breakfast in Thailand

August 11, 2020 - 566 views

Thai cuisine is one of the factors that attract lots of tourists. Find out about some typical foods for a Thai breakfast to experience like a local in Thailand.

Among the thousands of Thai cuisines, only a handful of dishes are of great interests to tourists, such as local breakfast in Thailand. Here are the best breakfast dishes that you must try when travelling here.

1. Joke

Joke, which is very similar to porridge, is a popular dish for local breakfasts in Thailand. Joke is made from short, firm, simmered grains of rice. You can use Joke with a chicken egg, a few pieces of pork and a few slices of ginger, etc. A bowl of Joke is equivalent to a corn tortilla and a glass of milk according to the Western menu.

Joke - Typical foods for a local breakfast in Thailand

Joke, which is very similar to porridge, is a popular dish for local breakfasts in Thailand

2. Khao tom

Belonging in the list of must-try dishes for Thai breakfast, Khao Tom is another variation of Joke but instead of using short grains of rice, this dish uses ordinary long grain rice. The rice is boiled in plenty of water until it becomes soft and floats in the water (not as thick as porridge). As well as Joke, Khao Tom served with eggs, pork, cilantro, onions, and even seafood.

Khao Tom - Typical foods for a local breakfast in Thailand

Khao Tom is another variation of Joke but instead of using short grains of rice, this dish uses ordinary long grain rice

3. Khao Neow Moo Pin

Khao Neow Moo Pin is known as skewered meat. Pork is marinated with fish sauce, coriander, and coconut milk to infuse spices, it will be grilled on charcoal. To have Khao Neow Moo Pin for a local breakfast in Thailand, you can often find this dish sold in markets and popular food stalls.

Khao Neow Dam Sang Kaya - Typical foods for a local breakfast in Thailand

Khao Neow Moo Pin is known as skewered meat

4. Patongo

Patongo is a Thai donut, which is used with milk as a sauce. This can be called a popular dish that you can easily find if you have the opportunity to participate in a Thailand travel itinerary. It is the reason why Patongo is a typical dish to try for local breakfasts in Thailand.

Patongo - Typical foods for a local breakfast in Thailand

Patongo is a Thai donut, which is used with milk as a sauce.

5. Nam Tao Hu

In quite hot weather in Thailand, if you are looking for a cool, full breakfast without causing fat, Nam Tao Hu will be the right choice for you. Its ingredients include soy milk, tofu with sugar water and jelly.

Nam Tao Hu - Typical foods for a local breakfast in Thailand

Nam Tao Hu will be the right choice which include soy milk, tofu with sugar water and jelly.

6. Salapao

This type of Thai dumpling originated in China is very popular in Thailand nowadays. There are many variations of this dish, but the most common is steamed dumplings. Inside Salapao can be pork, beef, egg, red bean or cream sauce. This dish is often sold on mobile carts.

Salapao - Typical foods for a local breakfast in Thailand

This type of Thai dumpling originated in China is very popular in Thailand nowadays

7. Khao Neow Dam Sang Kaya

This is a very typical sticky rice dish in Thailand. This dish is made from glutinous rice along with a piece of Annona muricata. There are many variations of this sticky rice. But for those who come to Thailand, sticky rice made from glutinous rice, above is Annona muricata, watering little coconut milk is the most popular. This dish is mainly sold in food markets or popular restaurants throughout Thailand.

Khao Neow Dam Sang Kaya - Typical foods for a local breakfast in Thailand

This is a very typical sticky rice dish in Thailand

8. Mama

Mama is a brand of instant noodles. You can find that shrimp noodles are most popular in Thailand. It is used at all times and is very popular for breakfast. And the most famous of Thai noodles is sour and sour shrimp. If you are crazy about Thai hot pot, this is a great breakfast for you. Any restaurant, from popular to luxurious, is ready to serve you this noodle dish.

Mama - Typical foods for a local breakfast in Thailand

Mama is a brand of instant noodles same like shrimp noodles are most popular in Thailand

Below are the top 8 most popular dishes to have for local breakfast in Thailand. Let’s travel to Thailand and try at least one of them to experience Thai cuisine like a local.

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