It would be a shortcoming when talking about Thailand without mentioning Thai cuisine. The cuisine of Thailand has been famous among the community of gourmets all over the world. Thai cuisine is characterized by its diversity in materials and processing, but remains consistent. In general, Thai food has two common features: the use of strong aromatic components, the combination of all tastes sour, sweet, salty and bitter. First of all, Thai cuisine is strong influenced by Indian cuisine and Southeast Asian traditions. Thai food focuses on lightly prepared dishes and prefers the use of strong aromatic components. Obviously, almost Thai dishes are really spicy. Secondly, the Thai highly ask for the balance in tastes in every dish. Regularly, in each dish of Thai food, there is harmonious combination of three or four tastes of sour, sweet, salty and bitter. David Thom – an expert about Thai food claimed that Thai food is like a complex musical chord in which the beneath can be predicted by the surface. Thirdly, Thai food is generous in using herbs and spices. There are hundred kinds of herbs in which cilantro, lemongrass, Thai basil and mint are commonly used. Special and impressive flavor of Thai food comes from different spices of ginger, galangal, tamarind, turmeric, garlic, soy beans, shallots, black and white pepper, lime, and of course chilies. Thanks to the abundant source of fish provided by Mekong River, Thai people have created a long list of delicious dishes with the main material of fish which will absolutely make diners unforgettable.
Tom Yam Gung is a popular and delicious soup in Thailand. This amazing soup is made of shrimp, mushroom, tomatoes and strengthened favor with common herbs of lemongrass, galangal and lime leaves.
Mekong River has brought up extremely fresh and delicious freshwater fish. Thanks to the abundant source of freshwater fish, Thai people have created an amazing dish of Plah Kah Pung Neung Manow.
Pad Thai is one of the Thai dishes which will make your mouth water. It is so delicious and famous that it was imported to the Western countries. Pad Thai is easy to find at small street stalls to restaurants.
Gaeng Daeng is a colorful, spicy and delicious curry of Thai people. The main ingredients of Thai Red Curry are meat, curry paste and coconut milk. To enrich the flavor of Gaeng Daeng, Thai people put some spices and herbs of garlic, shallots, chili peppers, galangal, shrimp, kaffir lime, fish sauce.
Thai Fried Rice is a common and delicious dish of Thai food. In terms of recipe, Thai Fried Rice has no difference from Chinese fried rice; however, its main ingredient is Jasmine rice instead of regular long-grain rice.
Phat Kaphrao is a national Thai dish that almost Thai people eat at least once a week. Being a fast, easy and spicy dish, Phat Kaphrao is popular among the community along the Mekong River.