nohpa gaao (แกงนพเก้า) – an aristocratic sour curry of nine ingredients, infused with the delicate fragrance of Asoka tree flowers that evoke the Royal Gardens – is truly a reflection of life inside the palace walls.
Northern Thai-style sour curry with free-range chicken, tomatoes and soap pod leaves (gaaeng sohm meuuang sai gai baan ; แกงส้มเมืองใส่ไก่บ้าน)
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The mountainous region of Northern Thailand is home to diverse ethnic groups inhabiting both the valleys and the mountains. It is common for rural dwellers to enjoy a seasonal diet based on ingredients mostly grown or gathered around the house. Sour water-based dishes are a year-round favorite.