Thai food is known the world over for is blend of five major tastes; sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and hot. It is also renowned for its use of a wide variety of fresh and easy-to-find ingredients. Small wonder, then, that Thai food should be one of the world's popular cuisines.
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One of the most pleasurable experiences of a holiday in Thailand is discovering Thai food.
Thai food is renowned for being hot and spicy. What makes Thai food so hot? Chillies, for one thing. Phrik Luang is one of the hottest chillies around, despite its lovely yellow-orange color. Phrik Khi Nu is equally potent. Phrik Yuak and Phrik Chi Fa are relatively mild. Phrik Thai (pepper) is a common flavoring.
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There are several important spices. The more widely used include coriander, garlic, turmeric, ginger , lemon grass, cardamam, basil, and pandanus.
A number of basic sauces accompany most meals.These include shrimp paste, fish sauce, and tamarind sauces which make the blandest food taste simply astonishing.
Rice is the mainstay of every Thai meal which commonly comprises five or six dishes of curry, soup, omelette, vegetables, fish, and the like.
Thai sweet greatly complement the main course. Egg, mung beans, rice flour, glutinous rice, lotus seeds, plam sugar, cassava roots, and coconuts are common ingredients. Aromatic candles are often burned next to cake or cookies in closed containers to impart scents, and desserts are placed next to fragrant flowers overninght.
And who can forget those simply mouth-watering Thai fruits? One kind of tropical fruit or another is always in season. To mention just a few , we have durians, rose apples, mangoes, pineapples, coconuts, pomelloos, oranges, bananas, papyas, longans, guavas, jackfruits, and many, many more. We alsooffer fruites of temperate climate like apples and atrawberries.