Hong kong is the world’s most thriving and cosmopolitan city. The other famous attractions are Thailand and Vietnam which are famed for their mouthwatering cuisines and for good reason, come and explore these flavours at the famous Vietnamese & Thai restaurant, Mint & Basil Hong Kong, offering their best 15 Thai and Vietnamese famous dishes. You will be coming back here repeatedly for sure. You will definitely gather some memorable experiences here.
Let’s start with SOUP.
1. TOM YUM
It is a hot and delicious soup known for its health benefits in Thailand. This Thai seafood soup is authentic and incredible tasting with its delicious combination of prawns and lime. The richness of soup soothes and uplifts the spirit as well as body.
2. FISH MAW SOUP WITH CRAB MEAT
This delicacy is rich in proteins and nutrients, making it is a valuable health enhancing soup. Well, let’s talk about its recipe, bring chicken stock to boil, then add a decent grade of fish maw and crab meat; give it a nice stir and season with salt and chicken bouillon powder. Sounds really interesting. You must try this soup, I guarantee you will love this.
3. THAI STYLE PAPAYA SALAD WITH SHRIMPS
This coleslaw is a popular recipe of Vietnamese and Thai food. It is also known as “Som Tam”, featuring green papaya, a spicy chili pepper prawn, dried shrimps with a tangy pungent chili lime dressing. A must try papaya salad.
4. GREEN MANGO SALAD WITH SOFT SHELL CRAB
Amazing delicious salad with a unique name, it is also known as “Yum Mamuang Poonim”. It is served with sweet tamarind, Prosecco dressing, salted peanut and palm sugar caramel on top of chili soft shell crab fried in tempura batter. It is deliciously rich in flavor and full of nutrients.
5. VIETNAMESE SALAD WITH CHICKEN
Dress Up grilled chicken breast with bright Vietnamese flavors. The salad is built off packaged coleslaw mix, enhanced with fresh mint and cilantro, crunchy peanuts, sweet and salty dressing of fish sauce and rice vinegar. Discover this salad from around the globe, it’s filling, fabulous and packed with veggies.
6. FRESH RICE PAPER WRAPPED WITH AVOCADO
A vegan delicacy, these light rice paper rolls packaged with goodness of fresh avocado and vegetables are bright, colourful and dazzling. The savory dipping sauce features tart, sweet and salty ingredients that mimic an exotic salad dressing as these rolls are like a salad that is eaten out of hand. It’s so fresh and delicious and you must try this superb dish.
7. CRISPY CHICKEN WINGS MARINATED WITH LEMONGRASS
One of the most delicious grilled or BBQ chicken wings recipes using lemongrass and fish sauce. Vietnamese lemongrass marinade is packed full of flavours. Thai herbs are also included in the marination that have nice aroma .Grilled chicken wings with black pepper. This is a really crunchy and aromatic version of chicken wings.
8. ASSORTED MIXED PLATTER ( chicken wings, Chicken Crab spring roll, Fish cake, Prawns Cake )
As the name describes, it gives a variety of chicken, crab, prawn and fish in one plate. The crispy chicken wings give you a crunchiness balancing the zingy, oriental crab spring rolls stuffed with sweet crab and delicate shrimp. Fish and prawns cake is a healthy item, which turns your meal into a hearty one.
9. SLOW COOK BEEF RIB- EYE WITH RED CURRY SAUCE
Thai beef with red curry is literally exploding with flavour. The slow simmer on the beef makes it over the top tender. The meat is good and served in red curry with the fragrant sauce. This dish will warm you to the bone. I recommend you to try it.
10. WOK FRIED FRESH MUSSEL IN GREEN CURRY
What a great dish, beloved Thai food. A fabulous recipe to share with you all Enjoy it with a fragrant jasmine rice or Quinoa to complete this Thai green curry with fresh Mussel, served with chopped coriander, fried shallots and with sauce. It’s finger-licking good that’s all I can say
11. STEAMED FISH IN HERB BROTH WITH LIME
Fluffy and Crispy might be the best words to describe this dish. The secret to the dish is the pairing of the crispy fish with sweet, sour and spicy herb sauce. The lime broth, while the fish is steaming, gives you a tangy flavour. The dish is best enjoyed as an appetizer with a group of friends or as a beer snack.
12.WOK FRIED ASSORTED MIX VEGETABLES
This classic Thai dish is perfect for vegans. Most Thai dishes combine as many flavors as possible to make the most noteworthy famous dishes, and stir-fried vegetables are no exception. The dish is a perfect harmonious blend of sugar, salt and spices.
13.THAI STYLE RICE WITH FRESH CRAB MEAT
Crab fried rice is a classic and much loved among Thai famous dishes. Perfect for crab lovers. It is cooked with jasmine rice that is gently seasoned with garlic and chilies then tossed with scrambled egg, picked crab meat, and scallions, finished with a little fish sauce, with cilantro and cucumbers.
14. STICKY RICE WITH FRESH MANGO AND CREAMY COCONUT SAUCE
Looking for dessert? Look no further than the all-time crowd pleaser: mango and sticky rice with coconut sauce .It’s a traditional Thai dessert and these three amazing combinations make it delicious. I am sure you will enjoy this yummy dessert .
15.VIETNAMESE FRIED BANANA
This popular and part of famous dishes Vietnamese dessert is also known as Chuoi Chien. Simply fried banana cake is a great snack, just with the goodness and sweetness of ripe banana inside and experiencing the crispness outside. The caramel sauce and toasted shredded coconut transformed this traditional Vietnamese food into a beautiful decadent dessert.