My friend Mandy introduced me to Thai cuisine around 8 years ago. And by introduced, I ordered plain rice, because I have the palet of a child. If you love unique foods like kow soi chicken, you will be excited to hear that Evansville is home to one of the best Thai restaurants in the entire state.

What is Unique About Thai Cuisine?

Thai cuisine is a culinary journey that brings together sweet, sour, salty, and spicy elements all in one meal.

Pictured: Mango and sweet sticky rice topped with warm coconut cream.

Thai Papaya Cuisine
Thai Papaya Cuisine

Thai cuisine is characterized by its distinctive ingredients that give its dishes their unmistakable flavors. Lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, galangal, and Thai basil are just a few of the aromatic herbs and spices that are integral to many Thai recipes. The generous use of coconut milk and creamy coconut curries imparts a luxurious richness to various dishes. Rice, a staple in Thai cuisine, comes in many forms, including steamed jasmine rice and sticky rice, often used in both savory and sweet preparations.

Pictured: Curry Noodle | Crying Tiger or Grilled Meat Salad

Thai Papaya Cuisine
Thai Papaya Cuisine

Signature Thai Dishes

No exploration of Thai cuisine is complete without mentioning its iconic dishes. Pad Thai, a stir-fried noodle dish bursting with flavors, is beloved by locals and foreigners alike. The aromatic Green Curry, Tom Yum Goong (a spicy and sour shrimp soup), and Som Tum (green papaya salad) showcase the diverse range of tastes that Thai cuisine has to offer.

Best Thai in Indiana

According to the experts at Thai Papaya Cuisine is one of the 10 best Thai restaurants in Indiana. That is a pretty big deal, considering that the other restaurants are in much larger cities. 

You'll find Thai Papaya Cuisine on Evansville's East Side at 1434 Tutor Ln.

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