Thai cuisine is the national cuisine of Thailand. It is a mix of spicy, sour, sweet and salty tastes. Thai’s are known for their love to eat. There food is an incredibly vital part of their day to day lives so they generally never miss a meal.
There are many things to consider when you are cooking Thai food. Having a wok is essential as the wok can be used for stir frying, cooking curries, for example – green chicken curry, steaming fish, deep frying with oils and noodle dishes.
It is a common misconception that Thai people only eat their food with chopsticks. The only time chopsticks are ever used is when eating noodle soup or Chinese cuisine. The tradition of Thai culinary is to use a fork. The fork is mainly used to get the food onto the spoon so the fork never enters actually the mouth.
Thai food is a lot better for you than some dishes from the western world as certain meals only contain about 20% fat. Meat and fresh ingredients like turmeric, lemongrass, coriander, and fresh chillies are known to have various health benefits and immune boosting power.
There are many Thai dishes that are very popular within Thailand and other countries around the world. These include:
- Gai pad met mamuang (stir fried chicken and cashew nuts)
- Moo sa – te (grilled pork sticks with turmeric)
- Kang keaw wan gai (green chicken curry)
- Panaeng (meat in spicy cocunt cream)
- tom yam goong (spicy shrimp soup)
- Pad thai (fried noodles)
It is essential to have the correct equipment when cooking Thai food and also it is vital to be able to adjust the taste of it to suit a dish whether it is a spicy, sweet or sour meal.
The charm of Thai food all depends on the flavour of the dish, presentation and how it is decorated. Also, the harmony and value of the food is vital.
Thai desserts are also very popular as they are naturally low in fat and calories without losing the texture, flavour and taste. Here are just a few popular desserts enjoyed by people from all around the world.
- Khao niaw ma muang (classic mango sticky rice)
- Chocolate mango mousse, which is gluten and lactose free
- Homemade coconut ice cream, which is healthier than ice cream sold in stores
- Mango custard, which has coconut milk used instead of cream
- Tropical tapioca pudding
These Thai desserts are made mostly of rice flour, coconut cream and coconut flesh.
Thai food has evolved an immense amount over a period of hundreds of years, without losing its uniqueness and is growing increasingly in popularity.
Thai food has also gained an international name and has become one of the world’s favourite cuisines.
There are many restaurants and takeaways all over the UK. To find one why not search for Thai Restaurant Brighton in Google, where you can find restaurants such as Chameleon, a delicious Thai in Brighton and Hove.