Thai cuisine can be said to be a good combination of herbs, spices and fresh food. Each food is the mixture of spicy flavor, sourness, sweet and bitter taste. Nowadays, Thai cuisine has a solid foothold in the world. It is simple but strong in its Eastern flavor enough to make visitors curious. If you have the same feeling while reading this article, follow us to discover the quintessence of some Thai foods below.
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Tom Yum GoongTypical features in the oriental cuisine can be found in the soup. Western people regard soup as a separate dish, so there is no need to eat soup with other food. But Eastern families, in contrast, consider the hot soup as the soul of the meal. The taste of the soup will determine the flavor of the remaining dishes. Tom Yum Goong is like the affirmation of Thai cuisine with characteristics of pungent taste and sourness. This shrimp soup will be delicious if used ingredients are the freshest shrimp and herbs are added just enough to bring out the exquisite flavor of Tom Yum Goong.
|Tom Yum Goong is the symbol of Thai cuisine's essence|
Types of curryThere are 4 basic types of curry in Thai cuisine: red curry, green curry, Massaman curry and Penang curry. Red curry is the most popular with coconut milk and spicy taste. Penang curry is sweet, not spicy like red curry. Massaman curry is the featured curry of the Southern and coastal regions.
Red curry is the most popular type of curry in Thailand with coconut milk and spicy taste
When it comes to curry, we can't forget Indian curries which are famous for different flavors and piquancy like chicken, beef, cabbage curry...However, eaten with fingers, Indian curries are drier cooked.
Kluay Buat CheeComing to the land of tropical fruits, nobody does not try kluay buat chee (bananas in sweet coconut milk). Made from simple ingredients, kluay buat chee brings a very special meaning. In a branch of Buddhism called Theravada in Thailand, nuns often shave their head and eyebrows, wear the white robe and live in temples. From that, people associate this food with the image of the nuns.
|Kluay Buat Chee - The renowned dessert of Thai cuisine|
Som TamIn Western countries, using unripe papaya as a cooking ingredient is something strange. Therefore, tourists who are interested in Thai cuisine can't overlook som tam (spicy papaya salad). This food brings the special flavor of grated-into-fiber papaya, the sourness of lemon juice, the salty taste of dry shrimp and the crispness of roasted peanuts.
|Som Tam - one of the Thai foods favored by international tourists|