It’s undeniable that Thai cuisine is one of the best in the world. To say that Thai dishes taste good is an understatement. When it comes to Thai cuisine, there’s a lot to describe, given the wide array of dishes and the many flavors used to make them. The spices and herbs, for sure, make all the difference. But if there’s one thing you can’t get away with in Thailand, it’s eating dishes without sticky rice. Sticky rice is to Thai people what sushi is to the Japanese. If Americans have the hamburger, the Thai people have sticky rice. It’s their main staple. It’s a primary part of their every meal. That said, we’ll let your taste buds explore the many Thai dishes that go hand-in-hand with sticky rice. Here are five savory dishes that you must eat with sticky rice on your next trip to Thailand: Khao Niew Gai Tod: Fried chicken Kicking off the list is Khao Niew Gai Tod. This is fried chicken which has been fermented in what is known as “secret sauce.” After it is fermented, the chicken is coated in flour and deep-fried in hot oil. Once it is cooked, it is served hot and crispy. You can choose whatever part you prefer, whether it’s the breast, thigh, wing, or juicy meat. Just grab a hot, crispy chicken. Eat it with a bag of warm rice, and you will have a great yet simple eating experience that’s absolutely worth a try. Khao Niew Moo Ping: Grilled pork Next on the list is Khao Niew Moo Ping. Who doesn’t love grilled pork, especially if it was freshly roasted on the sidewalks of Bangkok. We bet you wouldn’t be able to resist the inviting smell of grilled pork when you pass by a cart or stall selling Khao Niew Moo Ping. If you happen to pass by one, you can get as many sticks as you want. However, you should ask the vendor to grill all of them in the best way possible. Don’t forget to ask for a bag of sticky rice, because this meal won’t be perfect without it. Khao Niew Som Tum: Papaya salad  Khao Niew Som Tum is another great dish on this list. We bet you tried eating spicy papaya salad (som tum) on your first visit to Thailand. This papaya salad is absolutely worth trying. But let’s put a twist to this: why don’t you try to eat it with sticky rice? Roll the sticky rice into a small ball and dip it into the papaya salad’s spicy, sour sauce before you eat it. Talk about a delicious combination! Khao Niew Pla Tu: Thai mackerel  For a difference, Thai mackerel is on the list. The question is, have you tried fried Thai mackerel before? If yes, I’m sure you’ve heard that it goes hand-in-hand with sticky rice. Thai people will typically fry mackerel until the skin is crispy and the meat is juicy and sweet. You can certainly enjoy Thai mackerel with anything, including sticky rice. Khao Jee: Grilled egg sticky rice  Finally, last on the list is Khao Jee. This is a dish comprised of grilled egg and sticky rice which comes from the Northeastern part of Thailand. It is prepared by rolling sticky rice is into a ball or bun shaped like a burger. Salt is sprinkled on this ball of sticky rice before it is grilled for a while. It will be dipped into the egg then grilled again until it turns brown and crispy. Mouthwatering, isn’t it? If you’re looking to visit the best restaurant in Bangkok, Indulge Bar is your best option. Get in touch with us today to see how we can help.