Top 10 Delicious and Unique Foods in Thailand

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

Imagine eating ant eggs, its weird right? Larb Mote Daeng is prepared with red ants and their eggs. However, it is said to be one of the most delicious foods in Thailand.

3. Yam Kai Yeow Maa

Yam Kai Yeow Maa is one of Thailand’s weird foods; it is prepared with duck egg black parent and mixed with salad.

4. Som Tam Hoy Dong

The thought of eating fermented oysters soaked in red blood sauce is creepy. Som Tam Hoy Dang appeals to Thai people, they find the food very delicious but it’s really weird.

5. Larb Leuat Neua

Larb Leuat Neua is a famous Thai food prepared with raw beef with a pinch of mint leaves stifled with buttery blood sauce.

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

Goog Ten (means Dancing Shrimps) is an assortment of raw baby shrimps, spices and seasoning. You can imagine eating some and feeling the shrimps jumping put of your mouth. Now, that is weird!

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

Pla Chon Pao is a grilled snake head fish, mostly found in Thailand. This meal is served with sticky rice and papaya salad.

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. 

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