Thailand Food & Restaurants

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  • Thailand Food & Restaurants

While Thai food has a reputation for being spicy, Thai food is actually based on a balance between different flavors including spicy, sour, sweet, salty, and bitter. Rice is the staple food for Thais, eaten with most meals, from breakfast to dessert. The most esteemed Thai rice is Jasmine Rice, sweet-smelling long-grain rice that is indigenous to Thailand. Most Thai dishes are stir fried or grilled and served with rice. Fish, pork, beef, and chicken are all prepared in a variety of ways, though typically cut into bite sized pieces and stir fried with various spices, such as garlic, chili, and basil. A Thai curry or soup is usually ordered with a meal, most Thai curries are coconut milk-based and some are spicier than others. While some restaurants will serve Thai noodle dishes, particularly Pad Thai noodles, they come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Traditional Thai desserts are quite sweet, made predominately from various combinations of rice, coconut milk, and sugar, along with a few seemingly less common dessert ingredients. Fruit is also a common Thai dessert and is usually served plain and sliced, though Mango with sticky rice, covered in sweet coconut milk is a popular dessert. A Thai salad is generally made of raw vegetables mixed with chili, lime, and fish sauce.