Pad Thai in top 5 most requested meals by US foodies

A recent survey revealed that the popular Thailand dish pad Thai is the fourth most-requested meal by US foodies.

US food delivery platform Grubhub announced the result of its top food ordering trends in its report “2022 Delivered: A Year of Takeout Wrapped in Layers of Comfort,” and pad Thai ranked the fourth most–delivered dish to the doorsteps of hungry Americans.

Pad Thai, as all lovers of Thai cuisine will tell you, is a stir-fried rice noodle dish commonly served as a street food in the Land of Smiles. It is typically made with rice noodles, shrimp, peanuts, scrambled eggs, and bean sprouts, among other vegetables. The ingredients are fried in a wok.

Pad Thai’s original name is “Gway Teow Pad Thai.” “Gway Teow” is a Chinese term for “rice noodles,” suggesting a Chinese influence on the dish. Some historians believe that a similar dish was brought to the Ayutthaya Kingdom by Chinese traders in the 1700s. The rest of the name also offers insight: “Pad” means “fried” and “Thai” refers to the dish’s Thai-style preparation.

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The burrito claimed the top spot as people sought comfort in its gooey layers. Burritos filled with a variety of ingredients such as sausage, eggs, guacamole, and sour cream were ordered over four million times, a significant increase from its eighth-place ranking the previous year.

The top ten dishes

  1. Burrito
  2. Cheeseburger
  3. Cheese Pizza
  4. Pad Thai
  5. Chicken Quesadilla
  6. California Roll
  7. Fried Chicken Sandwich
  8. Caesar Salad
  9. Chicken Tikka Masala
  10. Boneless Wings

Thailand exports food and beverage items worth over US$3.6 billion to the US annually, with a focus on food preparations and ingredients like Thai Hom Mali rice, canned goods, sauces, and seafood.

What about the rest?

Top Breakfast Orders

  1. Sausage, Egg & Cheese Sandwich
  2. Doughnuts
  3. Sausage Burrito
  4. Bagel with Cream Cheese
  5. Muffins

Top Lunch Orders

  1. Burrito
  2. Cheeseburger
  3. Fried Chicken Sandwich
  4. Cheese Pizza
  5. Chicken Quesadilla

Top Late-Night Orders (10pm and later)

  1. Chicken Quesadilla
  2. Fried Chicken Sandwich
  3. Cheeseburger
  4. Mozzarella Sticks
  5. Cheese Pizza

Top Dessert Orders

  1. Tiramisu
  2. Baklava
  3. Cookies
  4. Cheesecake
  5. Brownie
  6. Churros
  7. Cannoli
  8. Carrot Cake
  9. Chocolate Cake
  10. Flan

Top Alcohol Orders

  1. Beer
  2. Margarita
  3. Hot Sake
  4. Pina Colada
  5. White Wine (Sauvignon Blanc)

Top Coffee Orders

  1. Iced Coffee
  2. Hot Coffee
  3. Iced Caramel Coffee
  4. Iced French Vanilla Coffee
  5. Frozen Coffee

Top Milk Alternatives

  1. Oat Milk
  2. Almond Milk
  3. Coconut Milk
  4. Soy Milk
  5. Cashew Milk

Top Dipping Sauces

  1. Ketchup
  2. Ranch
  3. Buffalo Sauce
  4. Honey Mustard
  5. Spicy Mustard

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Bob Scott

Bob Scott is an experienced writer and editor with a passion for travel. Born and raised in Newcastle, England, he spent more than 10 years in Asia. He worked as a sports writer in the north of England and London before relocating to Asia. Now he resides in Bangkok, Thailand, where he is the Editor-in-Chief for The Thaiger English News. With a vast amount of experience from living and writing abroad, Bob Scott is an expert on all things related to Asian culture and lifestyle.

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