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Thai Cuisine

Thai food

Thai cuisine has some of the most delicious food in the world that both reflect the culture, environment, and values of the country. Some of the more exotic dishes when going to Thailand is such as the deep-fried grasshoppers, silkworms and termites that can be found on the street. On the other hand, some Thai dishes are among some of the favorites in the world, which you should try when visiting the country. Using all of the dynamic flavorings of spicy, sweet, salty, bitter and sour within their dishes, Thai cuisine is innovative and offers some of the best and most mouth-watering food in the world. Unlike its neighbors, Thai’s do not use chopsticks, preferring to use a spoon and fork, as consistent with their Buddhist religion they shun large pieces of meat and so this renders the knife useless.

Rice is the most used sider on the plate when you are eating Thai food. The most used rice is the so-called Jasmine rice, which is sweet-smelling long-grain rice that is indigenous to Thailand. It is also the finest and expensive rice that you can get served in Thailand. Therefore lots of restaurants will serve you Khao Suoy, which is in the white rice family.

Top 5 authentic Thai food to try in Thailand

  1. Pad Thai: The most known Thai dish around the world, which is stir-fried rice-noodles that include prawns, shrimps, and tofu to add protein to the rice-noodle dish. The dish is quite sweet in the taste and is often topped with peanuts to give some crunch. The dish has been listed several times on the CNN Go’s ‘World’s 50 most delicious foods’ according to readers.
  2. Gaeng Keow Wan: A type of green curry, that in Thailand is served with fermented rice noodles. The dish is a mix of a sweet taste with a hint of heat from chili and salt from fish sauce. In many Western cultures, the dish is served with jasmine rice and another favorite dish around the world.   
  3. Gai Haw Bai Toey: A chicken wrapped in pandan leaves which is served with a delicious dipping sauce. This is a real authentic Thai treat, which is not common to see in Weston countries due to the difficulty of steaming the chicken.
  4. Meuk Kapi Prik Tai Dam: A dish where squid is fried with shrimp paste and black pepper. The dish is salty, and the coarse black pepper balances the flavor to provide one f the tastiest Thai dishes you will find.
  5. Pla Rad Prik: A dish that is served from local street stalls to upscale restaurants. It is a combination of fried fish and sweet, sour and spicy sauce that is usually accompanied with rice like most Asian dishes.

Desserts in Thailand

In Thailand, lots of people love dessert even you are not able to see it on their slim lines. Most Thai desserts you will find is quite sweet and primarily made from rice, coconut milk, sugar, sweet corn, and kidney beans. Even most of the ingredients do not seem like dessert items; you should not miss out on desserts while in Thailand. Dessert in Thailand is often just tropical fruits, in season, as these tend to neutralize the main course you have just devoured, in your stomach. These fruits include pineapples, mangoes, jackfruit, longans, custard apples water-melons, coconuts and more.

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