Thai food is more diverse and varies more than just hot curries and chili-studded stir fries. The different regions of the country, from north to south, contribute their own unique styles and flavours. Let’s look at some of the best wine and Thai food matches.
A great way to start with pairing Thai food are with the bubbles. Even though these wines are dry and crisp, they can work reasonably well with the aromas and spices of Thai dishes. Think of characters like lemongrass, ginger, galangal, tamarind and basil in Thai food and you can see how well these flavours can coincide with the crisp citrus, pear and spiced apple notes of Champagne. Be careful with chilli, though. Avoid food that are too spicy as they can have cause the champagne to turn harsh and acidic.
Seafood Glass Noodle Salad
Red Wines and Thai Food
Even though you might think Thai food is too spicy and aromatic to pair with red wines, there are some combinations that can work beautifully. Light to medium-bodied reds with upfront fruit characters and a more simple structure. Try pairing our Chateauneuf Du Pape or Spanish Tempranillo with our food and you would not regret.
Pad See Ew
Sweeter or off-dry whites work superbly with spices and herbs in Thai food. Off-dry Riesling, with a slight hint of sweetness on the finish and tropical fruit and white flower characters provides an ideal contrast and platform to carry the flavours and spice in Thai dishes. Sweeter and more aromatic wines like Gewurtztraminer or delicate wines like Moscato & Pinot Grigio provide a smart match for Thai dishes.
Tom Kha Gai (Coconut Chicken Soup)
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