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How to Eat Thai: Must-Try Dishes

Many Thai restaurants offer their own unique dishes and preparations, but look for these delicious staples on the menu.

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Navigating the Menu

Heading out for Thai food? Menus can vary widely from restaurant to restaurant, but here are some classics you'll want to zone in on if they're offered.

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Por Pai (Spring Rolls)

Crisp spring rolls filled with shiitake mushrooms 

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Egg Fritter

A small, savory, deep-fried egg cake topped with chopped scallions and snipped chives

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Som Tum (Papaya Salad)

A spicy salad of fresh green papaya served here with apple, pear, cashews, cherry tomatoes and garlic, in a Thai chile-lime-tamarind dressing

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