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The best restaurants in Thailand

From fragrant green curries to spicy Tom Yum Goong, one of the main reasons to set off on a Thailand holiday is to sample its world-famous cuisine. The country’s vibrant restaurant scene is a foodie’s paradise, serving up everything from age-old traditional favourites to highly experimental molecular gastronomy.

Where to eat green curry in Thailand

There are few dishes as iconic as the Thai green curry and customers of Nuch’s Green Ta’lay restaurant on the island of Koh Samui have voted its version as the best. With the option of chicken, beef, pork, vegetables, or a mix of everything, Chef Nuch’s curry is the perfect balance of the creamy, hot and fragrant flavours that epitomise Thai cooking. The rest of the menu is just as good, fresh and affordable.

Visit the best restaurant in Asia

Named after the ingenious and fun-loving Kolkata-born head chef, Gaggan was awarded the impressive title of the best restaurant on the Asian continent for 2016. So what makes it a must-visit restaurant for travellers visiting Thailand? Foodies flock to Bangkok-based Gaggan to sample its trademark “progressive Indian cuisine” and 12-course seasonal tasting menus where authentic dishes are given a modernist twist, from sous vide lamb chops to chargrilled Indian cottage cheese sandwiches with chutney bubbles.

The best place to eat authentic Thai cuisine

Another restaurant that made it into the World’s Best Restaurants Top 50, is nahm, coming in at 22nd place, and the 7th best in Asia. Situated on the ground floor of the Como Metropolitan in Bangkok, the menu stays true to Thailand’s classic taste combinations of sweet, sour, salty and spicy – each in perfect balance with one another. Everything is overseen by Australia-born Thai cuisine expert, Chef David Thompson, who believes in incorporating traditional Thai ingredients that rarely make it onto modern menus. Holidaymakers visiting this restaurant can look forward to its signature dish – jungle curry with pla chorn, a Thai freshwater fish, and end the meal with sugarcane dumplings.

Where to go for vegetarian food

Situated in Chiang Mai, Anchan Vegetarian Restaurant proudly ascribes to its slogan: “Vegetarian meals so delicious you won’t miss the meat”. The secret behind their success is their commitment to only using seasonal, organic produce sourced straight from the farm. The menu changes each week, depending on the ingredients that are at their prime and features items like vegetable massaman curry, Thai miso stirfry and mushroom pad thai.

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