Placing great emphasis on lightly prepared meals with strong aromatic flavours and a spicy element makes Thai cuisine stand out among most. The combination of sour, sweet, salty, bitter or spicy, as well as colour and texture, is why most people are drawn to Thai food. The balance and play of flavours is unlike any other – it demonstrates intricacy and attention to detail.

Some of the must-try dishes include Thai rice curry, green curry (a favourite for many), massaman curry, pad Thai, som tam, tom yam goong, and moo nam tok. These are also some of the dishes that were featured on the “World’s 50 Best Foods (Readers’ Picks)” – which gives you even more reason to try them.

Now you’re probably thinking, “But where can I go to try this amazing Thai food the Joburg team is raving about?” Well, we have compiled a list of some of our favourite Thai food joints in the city. Check them out below.

Thai Food

Our Picks:

Thai Café
Cambridge Crossing, cnr Witkoppen and Stonehaven roads, Paulshof / 011 803 9806 / Email / Thai Cafe

Erawan 
Riverside Shopping Centre, 317 Bryanston Drive, Bryanston, Sandton / 011 706 8000 / Email / Erawan

Saengcha Thai Restaurant
59 Terrace Road, Eastleigh, Edenvale / 011 452 9336/ Email / Saengcha Thai Restaurant

2 Thai 4
59 Corlett Drive, Illovo / 011 440 3000 / Email / 2 Thai 4

Fusionista
14 Rabie Street, Randburg / 011 793 4796 / Email / Fusionista

Why Thai Food

Why Thai Food is a must...?

Well! Firstly, experimentation is the spice of life and literally Thai has that touch of spice that you need in your life. Thai food has proven to be a favourite to many food lovers out there, and as people who are willing to explore and try new things - this is a great place to start.

I have to personally put it out there, my favourites are the sweet and sour combos, and the factor of eating with my eyes to. Thai food has a very appetising way to invite you and just make you want to eat it.

So if you are really looking forward to going to an awesome place where you can be certain that the food will satisfy the diversity you crave, these are the spots to visit.

Know of other great Thai food joints not mentioned above? Let us know below!

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