Want to Eat the Most Reviewed Thai Dish in Hong Kong

Want to Eat the Most Reviewed Thai Dish in Hong Kong? Here It Is!

Craving Thai? Come to Mint and Basil, the best Thai restaurant in Hong Kong, Tung Chung.  

The restaurant is not just good at satisfying your Thai but also pan-Asian hunger pangs. If you are new to trying Thai food, this blog will tell you all that you must as a beginner. 

Before we begin, let us just tell you that deciding to eat Thai is the best decision you have ever taken. Thai food has been termed as the healthiest among others.    

The ingredients in Thai cuisines are not overcooked. Everything is kept mild – the only reason people love Thai to stay healthy and fit. The best part of Thai food is that it is not just super healthy, but also delicious. So, as a beginner, if this thought crosses your mind that healthy food is not yummy, just get rid of it because Thai has topped the chart for all good reasons. It ticks every box. 





We know that Thai food has got everything that you may be looking for. The same goes for Vietnamese, Indian and other Pan-Asian food too. Irrespective of what you order at Mint and Basil, the best Pan-Asian restaurant in Hong Kong, you will get the food, drinks, and ambiance exactly what you desire.  

There are a lot of Thai dishes you can try in Hong Kong. This Blog will guide you through the cuisines as well as drinks that are mostly reviewed by people in Hong Kong, Tung Chung. Let us go through one by one. 

Spicy Larb Salad

Spicy Larb Salad 

This is originally a meat salad from Laos. It is seen as their unofficial national dish. Larb was mainly eaten in the Isan region where there is a large community of Laotians.  

Now, the dish is popularized and is globally loved salad by the people. For instance, if you want this dish at a Thai restaurant, you will actually get traditional Lao or Isan variety in which minced chicken, duck, beef, fish, pork, or mushrooms are mixed with mint, chili, fish sauce, lime juice, fresh herbs, and toasted rice crumbles. This dish is served with sticky rice, and raw vegetables on the side. 

Som Tam 

Som Tam in hong kong

This dish is better known on non-Thai menus. It is a green papaya salad, yet another ethnic Lao dish. As the name implies pounded sour food, a sour kick is a taste that dominates. Som Tam combines the best Thai flavors like lime’s sourness, fish sauce’s savories, chili’s heat, and palm sugar’s sweetness.  

All the ingredients are mixed with papaya and pounded in a mortar. In this recipe, unripe papaya is used, hence it gets green color. Because the texture is still crisp and is able to withstand the pounding without even getting reduced to a pulp.  

Pad Thai 

Pad Thai in hong kong

This Thai cuisine is a famous street food. It is so ubiquitously tied to its country’s cuisine that every possible person will know of it. Pad Thai is made through eggs, bean sprouts, noodles, protein such as chicken, beef, tofu, and prawns. A tangy sauce prepared using tamarind juice, palm sugar, fish sauce is tossed on the dish. Then it is served with crushed peanuts and ground dried chilies on the side.  

Interesting Fact – It is said that the Pad Thai was created by Prime Minister Plaek Phibunsongkhram in the 1930s. The aim was to provide people of Thailand with a nationally uniting dish to encourage the national pride. 

Thai Green Curry 

Thai Green Curry in hong kong

It is also called sweet green curry. Interestingly the word sweet has nothing to do with the final flavors. Infact, this dish is made using coconut milk and fresh green chilies.  

Also, there is no set recipe. Also, the flavors will vary according to the cook. Essentially a protein of either fish or meat is cooked in coconut milk, green curry paste, fish sauce, palm sugar, along with Thai aubergines, Thai basil, pea aubergines, and other vegetables like runner beans.  

Green curries are served with rice. If the curry is thicker, it can also go with roti, a flatbread similar to the Malaysian roti canai. 

Tom Yum 

Tom Yum thai dish in hong kong

This Thai cuisine is everyone’s favorite. Tangy, spicy and undoubtedly delicious. The name is essentially just a combination of two traditional Thai cooking methods: Tom means to boil, and yam means to mix.  

The broth of the soup is made with fresh lemongrass, galangal, fish sauce, kaffir lime leaves, lime juice, red chilies, boasting distinctive spicy, and sour flavor notes. After preparing the soup, at the last, prawns are added to the soup. Similarly, Tom Yum Gai is a chicken Tom Yum, available in several other varieties. 

All the above Thai dishes will make you drool over the thought of ordering it. Once you place an order, you would also want to order the drinks that go the best with food.   

When at Mint and Basil, order from the list of white wines, red wines, draught beer and cider, whiskey, brandy, congac, vodka, gin, tequila, cocktails, mocktails, iced drinks, milkshakes, smoothie, juices, soft drinks, and the list is endless.