Thai cuisine | International cuisine Thai

Thai cuisine is derived from the influences of other culture across the world.  Thai developed technique of wok cooking and using noodles from China . Similarly ,  different curries  yellow,red and green from India along with Spanish and Portuguese who taught them to use chillies for Thai paste.

Features of Thai cuisine :-

1. Thai cuisine use all kinds of meat , lots of fish as well as many fruits and vegetables.

2. The main feature of Thai cuisine is extensive use of spices ( more than 10 varieties)

3. Thai cuisine was formed under the influence of Chinese ,Portuguese kitchen at the same time retaining their national character.

4. Thai cuisine is traditionally a combination of sweet and sour . So sour fruit juices and sugar are extensively used in recipes

5. There are no exact rules for the cooking . There are no strict procedures for consumption of food like western course wise.

6. All meals are served warm or at room temperature 

7. Dishes are decorated with spring onion and coriander leaves. 

8. It harmoniously combines five elements of taste : spicy,sweet ,salty , acidic and bitter . For spicy chilli pepper is used.  For sweetness coconut milk,basil, sugar cane and pine apple ripe are used. For salty fish sauce is used . similarly, lemon grass ,lime , lemon and unripe mango are used for acidic taste. Also , fresh herbs and bitter cucumber are used for bitter taste

9. Rice is the most important staple food in country. Average Thais eat 450 gram of rice per day. 

10. Soup is integral part of any meal. They are usually eaten along with all the other dishes . Thai soup is meat or fish broth flavour with herbs and spices. 

11. For higher class dishes includes soups,  sour -sharp Tom yam and Tom kha. 

12. The second staple food is noodles and pasta .

13. Thai eats jasmine rice mostly. A fragrant rice.

14. Pork is found in most Thai dishes of meat. 

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