Discover the quintessence of Thai cuisine with some famous dishes

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 Goong

Typical 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.

Discover the quintessence of Thai cuisine with some famous dishes
Tom Yum Goong is the symbol of Thai cuisine's essence
When dished out, this food is always served with some chopped coriander above. Coriander enhances the flavor and balances the color of the dish so that Tom Yum Goong is really perfect. Western people love Tom Yum Goong because of its unforgettable taste. It is no exaggeration to say that Tom Yum Goong is the symbol of Thai cuisine's essence.

Types of curry

There 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.

Discover the quintessence of Thai cuisine with some famous dishes

Red curry is the most popular type of curry in Thailand with coconut milk and spicy taste
This food is the delicious combination between cardamom and cinnamon. The green curry is popular in holidays or Tet holiday. The main ingredients of curry are chicken or pork, coconut milk, soy sauce, eggplant and spices.

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 Chee

Coming 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.

Discover the quintessence of Thai cuisine with some famous dishes
Kluay Buat Chee - The renowned dessert of Thai cuisine
To cook this dessert, people usually roast sesame first, then boil some water and slowly pour coconut milk into. Subsequently, sliced bananas are poured into the pot and sugar is added. People usually add a little salt to balance the flavor of the dish. There is no fixed recipe for kluay buat chee. Each cook processes ingredients depending on their preference, thereby creating special flavors of this dish in various regions of Thailand.

Som Tam

In 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.

Discover the quintessence of Thai cuisine with some famous dishes
Som Tam - one of the Thai foods favored by international tourists
The delicacy of salads is expressed through the cook's ability to make the sauce. The sauce is different in different areas though we can't distinguish what kind of ingredients leading to that disparity. The sauce is often made from fish sauce, sugar, lemon juice and chilli. Som tam is sometimes served with noodles to reduce the spicy flavor.

Thai cuisine reflects characteristics of Eastern cuisine style: strong flavor but superb and attractive. Don't forget to try above dishes or else you will regret of your trip.

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