Thai Cuisine: Mix of Spicy and Sweet
Renowned for its distinctive flavors and tastes, Thai food is one of the world’s most original and unique cuisines. With Thailand being situated between cultural and political dominance of China and India, Thai cuisine describes a Southeast Asian blending of those countries enhanced for local product availability and regional taste preferences.
But Thai cuisine surely has its own features and individual culture dazzling people with its various types of food. One of the main meals of everyday use is rice. Interestingly, in southern part of Thailand people usually eat long-grain rice, while in the north people prefer short-grain rice. Hilariously, tourists visiting Thailand very often ask for chopsticks , because they don’t know Thai people use forks, knives and spoons as almost all countries of the world. Meat is very expensive here; the main dish usually substituting meat is fish with its different types of serve. The unique harmony of spicy and sweet dishes is sure to satisfy even the most capricious consumer. I don’t know any person whose appetite didn’t whet at the look of those colorful dishes Thai cuisine offers.
Thai people are fond of marine cuisine and they prepare really delicious meals from different water habitats, combining them with various sauces and tasty garnishes. Thai people are very hospitable and if you happen to visit Thailand get ready to add your weight because you simply can’t remain indifferent towards the range of tasty dishes served by Thai people, who appreciate homemade food very much. Below are some of the best recipes Thai cuisine has to offer.
Spicy Chicken Soup
You will definitely love this soup if you love spicy-sweet foods. Spicy Chicken Soup is especially enjoyable in cold winter. The soup includes such ingredients as delicious chili sauce, lime and also fish sauce. The unique aroma of a lemon makes the dish meal even tastier and the smell of vegetables is truly wonderful. Do not miss your chance to enjoy this meal while visiting Thailand or at least a Thai restaurant. It’s worth a try!
Unique salad with papaya
Do you want to enjoy something with papaya? Here is another original mix of sour and spicy food (papaya, tomato and bean flavors) very popular among inhabitants of the country. Thai people call it ‘Spicy Papaya Salad.’ It will surely leave you with great impressions after tasting it. Keep in mind it’s not only tasty, but also very healthy, as it includes many useful vitamins and no fat or calories. This salad is usually served with grilled chicken and rice. But note one thing — it’s very, very spicy!
Tom Yang Gong: National aroma of Thailand
Full of healthy herbs and unique flavors, Tom Yang Goong is the national aroma of Thailand. While consuming Tom Yang Goong, you will taste lemongrass and lime leaves with chili and fish sauce. As almost all Thai dishes, it’s a delicious harmony of hot spicy and sour flavors.
As we think of how interesting a country is, we firstly focus on its history, places to visit and culture. But let’s not forget food tells much too, the way it’s cooked and served is never less interesting. This refers especially to people who love eating and are not afraid of trying different cuisines. So far I’ve been very much impressed by Chinese cuisine, well not all dishes, but some are really great, and now I’ve discovered for me Thai cuisine, which is not less tasty and mouthwatering. Make sure you consume at least three Thai dishes once in Thailand and let me know how it felt like. I bet you’ll love.