It is said that good pad Thai is full-bodied and light, rather than heavy and oily. The trick to creating perfect pad Thai is to watch the noodles and be careful not to overcook them. The noodles should be somewhat flexible and solid, but not soft and fully expanded.
Prawn laksa is a delicious Asian-style broth with noodles and fresh seafood. You can use either hokkien or dried rice noodles if fresh rice noodles are unavailable.
Tom Yum Goong is a hot and sour prawn soup with prawns and lemongrass that originated in Thailand. It is probably the most popular soup in all of Thai cuisine and makes a fantastic appetiser.