Thailand is known for its unique cuisine, which is full of concoction of recipes and assorted ingredients. However, some foods in Thailand are weird but delicious; you will be amazed at the sweet taste of grasshoppers and scorpions when you gobble them. Thai cuisine has a lot of dishes that feature one or two spine-tingling ingredients that make the food weird; ingredients like rats, bugs, cockroach, green or red Thai curry, lizard, insects, ant eggs and many more are used in preparing some of the foods.
Here, we present our 10 best weird and delicious Thai foods:
1. Goong Chae Nam Pla
This weird Thai food is made from fresh and raw shrimps or white prawns. The dish is popular in Thailand and is prepared within few minutes, since it will be eaten raw. The shrimps are soaked in fish sauce and served with sliced cabbages.
2. Larb Mote Daeng
3. Yam Kai Yeow Maa
4. Som Tam Hoy Dong
5. Larb Leuat Neua
6. Goong Ob Woon Sen
This Thai food is a popular food served at weddings or Thai events. Goong ob woon sen ( means Shrimp Baked Glass Noodles) is an assortment of glass noodles cooked in ginger with baked prawns. It is normally served in a clay pot.
Durian is a popular fruit in Thailand and you will find it everywhere. The fruit smells bad but tastes delicious. It’s been said that Durian is one of the smelliest fruits in the world. You can imagine how weird it is and Thai people love it to their bones.
8. Goong Ten
9. Snacks – Bugs and Insects
Bugs and Insects are popular snack foods in Thailand. Instead of seeing ice cream trucks or gala snack on the streets, you will find wheel trolleys being pushed around the streets by vendors selling bugs and insects.
10. Pla Chon Pao
These foods are weird but they are said to be very tasty. Well, if you cant eat any of these foods, there are other familiar foods in Thailand such as Noodles and rice, prepared in a Thai cuisine but very delicious.