Thai food is about so much more than Pad Thai. Yes, it’s delicious, but, Thai food as a whole has such a wide range of flavours. Sweet and sour. Salty and spicy. It’s got everything.
That being said, we went to Thai Time and had the opportunity to branch out from ordering Pad Thai. Here are 5 Thai dishes we you need to eat.
I like ordering this dish just so I can say the name. Larb……larb. Going ahead and try saying it a few times. I’ll wait…
You get to choose whether you want it chicken, beef or tofu. I chose beef. Whatever you choose is then marinated with lemon juice, ground rice, fresh mint leaves, green onions, red onions, and cilantro. It’s then served with a side of fresh cucumber and steamed rice.
THAI TIME PLATTER FOR TWO
Dining with someone and can’t decide which apps to get? Order the platter for two. Heck, even if your by yourself and can’t decide we recommend ordering it. Promise we won’t judge. The platter includes two crispy spring rolls, two golden tiger shrimp, four crispy wontons and some shrimp chips.
PINEAPPLE FRIED RICE
This dish is worth order just because of how visually stunning it is. It’s one of those dishes “I’ll have what they’re having” menu items. Traditionally called Khao Pad Sup Pa Rod, the halved pineapple is filled with Thai jasmine fried rice with fresh sweet pineapple, onions, peas, carrots, and eggs topped with roasted cashew nuts.
You can choose to include tofu, chicken, beef, shrimp or squid, mussel and shrimp.
OK, so we included Pad Thai, but, it’s almost impossible to talk about eating at a Thai restaurant without including Thailand’s most popular dish! It’s so hard to resist!
If you’re new to the world of Pad Thai, the dish is stir-fried rice noodles, eggs, and bean sprouts with tamarind sauce. It’s then garnished with roasted peanuts, lime, fresh bean sprouts, carrots, and green onions.
MINI RICE BOWL (KIDS MENU)
Dragging some kids along with you to dinner? Thai Time has a small kids menu available for dine in only. This mini rice bowl is one of the options and includes steamed jasmine rice with carrots, broccoli, four crispy wontons, and four golden tiger shrimp.