Top Thai Dishes Worth Trying When You’re on a Liveaboard

You will never run out of interesting things to discover in Thailand, especially if you choose to try going on a liveaboard in Similan Islands. Among those exciting things you need to discover is the cuisine. Your sojourn in the middle of the sea will never be complete without some of the best dishes the country has to offer.

Thai dishes, as exotic and exciting as they can be, give you a glimpse of the country’s longstanding and rich culture. You might have already tried a Thai dish or two anywhere in the world, but the food cooked in the motherland is an experience you should not miss. Below are three authentic Thai dishes that are worth trying.

Pad Thai

This noodle meal serves as one of the foundations of the country’s culinary identity. There is a myriad of versions of this dish, but the most usual is a basic noodle meal mixed with bean sprouts, tofu, onions, and finely ground peanuts. The goof thing about this dish is that you can customize the mixture of spices to suit your taste buds.

Som Tam

Salads are among the most refreshing food choices people go for when they’re cruising. The same applies to your liveaboard experience in Similan Islands, but there’s a twist. Stimulate your taste buds with Som Tam. This food uses green papaya as a main ingredient. Its texture, which is usually crisp, goes well its sweet, sour, and spicy flavor. Don’t forget to try this with grilled chicken and rice.

Tom Yam Goong

The distinct combination of spicy and sour flavors and its aroma makes it an ideal meal starter. The distinct aroma is the result of the mixture of lemongrass, lime leaves, galangal, and shallots. A big shrimp serves as the meat of the dish and mushrooms act as a complementary ingredient.

There’s no better way to get acquainted with Thai culture than living on a liveaboard for a while and trying some of the country’s best dishes. If you’re interested to be part of a unique Asian adventure, look for websites like