Thai food is internationally famous. Whether chilli-hot or comparatively bland, harmony is the guiding principle behind each dish. Characteristics of Thai food depend on who cooks it, for whom it is cooked, for what occasion, and where it is cooked. Dishes can be refined and adjusted to suit all palates.
Overpowering pure spices were toned down and enhanced by fresh herbs such as lemon grass and galanga. Eventually, fewer and less spices were used in Thai curries, while the use of fresh herbs increased. It is generally acknowledged that Thai curries burn intensely, but briefly, whereas other curries, with strong spices, burn for longer periods. Instead of serving dishes in courses, a Thai meal is served all at once, permitting diners to enjoy complementary combinations of different tasters.
A proper Thai meal should consist of a soup, a curry dish with condiments, a dip with accompanying fish and vegetables. A spiced salad may replace the curry dish. The soup can also be spicy, but the curry should be replaced by a non-spiced item. There must be harmony of tastes and textures within individual dishes and the entire meal.
Popularity of Thai food has been phenomenal and in high streets throughout the world more and more restaurants, ranging from small family style eateries to large, opulent establishments, have seen opening their doors to introduce this very special spicy-salty-sour-sweet cuisine through such gastronomic delights as Tom Yam Kung (hot and sour prawn soup), Tab Tim Krob (water chestnuts in coconut syrup) and Yam Pla Duk Full (deep fried catfish with mango sauce).
Beside the qualities of pleasing appearance and excellent teste, Thai food is also light and nutritious, as diametrically opposed to junk food as it is possible to be and, as much, is very much a food of the present time; a time when the benefits of a more healthy diet are being universally acknowledged.
Thai food is one of many things that you should not miss while you are traveling in this beautiful “Land of Smiles”. Since there are numberless delectableThai dishes we will give you the list for you to select the most distinctive and authentic ones out of the plethora of Thai signature dishes.