If you’re from Thailand, or have a partner who is originally from the Land of Smiles, and are going to be permanently relocated to a country like Ireland, you would not want to miss out trying Irish’s local signature dishes. But for those who are still trying to get themselves orientated to their new surroundings and may miss their local food back home, you’d be amazed that there are actually many Thai restaurants in Ireland itself.
New Ireland citizens previously from Thailand can gradually adjust to the new form of Irish cuisine, while relying on the wide availability of their previous staple foods. Here are 5 of the common Thai dishes that can be found in Ireland:
Tom Yum Gai
After translating ‘Tom Yum Gai’, it simply means Thai Chicken Soup (‘Gai’ means chicken). The dish contains a dynamic mix of herbs and spices that adds warmth, a rich texture, and even possesses that feel of a smoothing effect.
Pad Krapow Moo
This is a spicy dish of stir-fried pork, cooked with a generous portion of fragrant Thai basil that is very popular in Thailand. In Thailand, there are many street food corners/shacks that serve this. Other than serving it in pork itself, there are various variations that you can order from. For example, you can order it with stir-fried chicken instead, or also opting for minced pork instead of the usual sliced pork pieces.
Gang Keow Wan
This is the Thai green curry dish we’re all familiar with. It contains a rich and flavourful concoction of green curry paste, bamboo shoots, coconut milk, chicken cubes, shredded Thai basil leaves, generous handful of eggplant, and also the zesty selection of other Thai spices. This dish is best served and consumed with a bowl of fragrant white rice.
Kai Jiew Moo Saap
This Thai-style omelette is known to be a form of comfort for people who enjoy Thai food, and it is widely available in Thai cuisine around the world (you wouldn’t have to worry about not being able to find it). Well-beaten eggs cooked with a dash of ‘strong’ fish and soy sauce, and finally ends with the addition of minced pork (alternatives include the use of other vegetables or another choice of protein).
This is a popular Thai dish that needs no explanation, Pad Thai is one of the most hyped up Thai dishes outside its native country, so most people simply know it. The fried rice noodles make up for a good meal on a cold day too!
Hopefully, these recommendations may comfort you as a list of foods to fall back on in case Irish food doesn’t seem to fit your appetite in the initial stages.