Thailand is one of the world’s favorite tourism destinations, with thousands of satisfied visitors returning home year after year, telling tales of magnificent beaches, pulsating cities, generous hospitality, and delicious food.
Thai cuisine has become a travelers favorite around the world. Green curry, massaman curry, papaya salad, sticky rice…all now household names, and extremely popular takeaway choices!
The one dish that many Thailand returnees miss most however is pad thai. This street food favorite of stir-fried rice noodles, laden with peanuts, egg, bean sprouts, dried shrimp, and vegetables was allegedly created by 1930s Prime Minister Plaek Phibunsongkhram as an attempt to unite the nation under one national dish.
Our specialists have done the hard yards here, traveling up and down the Land of Smiles in an attempt to locate the best pad thai in the country. Our rundown of great gastronomic locations across Thailand is below.