Thai food is very light yet big on aromatic flavors and tastes, with a bit of a spicy edge. The perfect Thai meal is a harmoniously comprised blend of spicy, sweet and sour essences that are all the while to be equally pleasing to the eyes, nose and palate.
To the people of Thailand, a proper Thai meal should not just be a melody of tastes but also of textures, both within each individual dish as well as the entire meal. Lucky for you, you don’t need to go all the way to Thailand to get a bite of authentic Thai cuisine. You can experience the unique and charming flavors of Thailand locally right here at George & Son's Asian Cuisine restaurants in Scottsdale and Phoenix, where you can discover the best Asian cuisine.
If you’ve never had Thai food before, you might be wondering what you should try first. Here are 4 suggestions for your venture into Thai cuisine from our Thai food menu:
Tom Yum Thai Soup
With “yum” in the name, it has to be good. And it is, however the “yum” in Thai refers to a spicy Thai salad. And while “Tom” is a popular name in Western culture, in Thai, it refers to the boiling process. Tom Yum Thai Soup is a hot and sour soup rich with the fragrance of herbs and spices. It often includes meats like chicken or shrimp. With its distinctive burst of lemongrass and lime juice, this hot yet refreshing soup will warm you up inside and out.
Jumbo Thai Curry Shrimp
This dish perfectly encompasses the exotic and bold flavors of Thailand. A rich and fragrant coconut sauce infused with ginger and lemongrass serve as the perfect sauce for fresh jumbo shrimp. The sauce itself is heavenly atop the accompanying rice.
Thai Curry Chicken
In this splendid dish, chicken soaks up the sensational Thai flavors while submerged in a bright curry sauce. As curry is a big part of Thai cuisine, it’s the ideal way to get a taste of Thailand.
And finally, one of the most popular Thai dishes the world over, Pad Thai is something you simply must try. Translated, it means “fried Thai style.” Rice noodles are stir-fried with eggs, bean sprouts, shrimp and chopped firm tofu. The sauce comes together with tamarind pulp, fish sauce, garlic and red chili pepper. It’s garnished with a lime and chopped roasted peanuts. The contrast of textures and flavors in this dish truly showcase the harmonious tastes of Thailand.
Visit us soon and come try our Thai while you’re here. We look forward to serving you at one of our Asian Cuisine restaurant locations.