“Spicy” comes up to mind when we think about Thai food right? but Thai food is actually based on a balance between five different flavours that include sweet, sour, spicy, salty and bitter. they combine these flavours into individual dishes which is one of the reasons Thai’s share meals. Herbs are also the main ingredients in Thai food and the fermented fish sauce that is placed on the dining table in every authentic Thai restaurant.
is the signature which is eaten with most meals, from breakfast to dessert. It is not a surprise to learn that Thailand is the world’s largest rice exporter and the most world wide appreciated strain is Jasmine Rice, sweet-smelling long-grain rice that is indigenous to Thailand. Jasmine Rice is the finest rice that goes well with most dishes, including Thai curries. While Jasmine Rice is the most coveted, it is also the most expensive.
Noodle dishes is also one of the most common food in Thailand and is influenced by Chinese migrants, but most Thai dishes are stir fried or grilled and served with rice/ all the animal meat are all prepared in a variety of ways, with various spices such as garlic, chilli, basil.
As Thai meals are commonly served family style, a curry or soup is usually ordered with a meal. The variation of consistency of Thai curry is wide. Most Thai curries are coconut milk-based and some are spicier than the others.
A Thai salad is often very spicy unless you ask for a mild one. Salads are generally made by raw vegetables mixed with chilli, lime juice and fish sauce. Papaya salad is one of the must try when you visit Thailand, the aroma of it is just indescribable. Papaya salad would not be perfect without Grilled chicken and sticky rice.
Chilli paste is the base of both southern and northern Thai food culture, though variations of it are also served as a dip, with fresh and boiled vegetables. The basic ingredients of chilli paste is chilli, garlic, shrimp paste, lime, sugar and other spices (depending on region of origin)
It is pretty much unbelievable about the fact that Thai’s love to eat dessert, especially by looking at their slim waste line. This includes both traditional Thai desserts as well as western fare, including cakes and ice cream.
traditional desserts are quite sweet and mostly made of coconut milk, rice, sugar and with less common dessert ingredients such as sweet corn or kidney beans. There are traditional desserts based with eggs that trace their history back to the influence of Portuguese missionaries. Sweet and delicious traditional dessert should not be avoided by visitors because it’s unique taste.
While “Thai food” has gained international recognition, Thai cuisine is actually broken down by the region from which it originated. Each of Thailand’s different regions has developed its own style of dishes that are quite different from those of other regions. It is quite unfair to end your Thailand visit without a taste of all regions cuisines.