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Thailand’s Som Tam and Phla Kung Rank Among World’s Top 10 Salads

Published: April 25, 2023 at 9:54 pm

Som Tam or Thai papaya salad

Travelers heading to Thailand can look forward to indulging in two of the world’s top 10 best-rated salads, according to TasteAtlas. The popular food review and recipe website recently announced its 2023 rankings, which included Thai favorites “Som Tam” (Papaya Salad) and “Phla Kung” (Shrimp Salad).

TasteAtlas, known for compiling reviews and recipes from food experts around the globe, praised the distinct flavors and ingredients of these two dishes. Both salads showcase the vibrant and diverse culinary landscape of Thailand, making them must-try dishes for visitors to the country.

Som Tam, a staple of northeastern Thai cuisine, is a tantalizing blend of spicy, sweet, and sour flavors. Its main ingredients include thinly sliced green papaya, peanuts, tomatoes, long beans, and dried shrimp, which are combined to create a refreshing and flavorful salad that’s perfect for warm weather.

Phla Kung or thai shrimp salad
Phla Kung or Thai Shrimp Salad

Meanwhile, Phla Kung secured 9th place in the TasteAtlas rankings. This shrimp salad is characterized by its spicy and sour taste, offering a unique mix of flavors for travelers to enjoy. The fresh shrimp are combined with herbs and spices, creating a dish that is satisfying.

Visitors to Thailand should not miss the opportunity to savor these world-renowned salads. With their perfect balance of taste and texture, Som Tam and Phla Kung provide a memorable and authentic culinary experience that showcases the best of Thai cuisine.

SOURCE: Pattaya Mail

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