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Fruit From Thailand

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It is said that Thailand is a real paradise for fruit lovers and one can find an incredible variety of fruits all over Thailand. Thailand is abundant in fruits and it serves as one of the most important revenue generators for the country. A great number of fruits can be easily found at the numerous fruit shops, supermarkets and market places. The fruits that are available here are much cheaper when compared to other countries. Sometimes fruit sellers end up offering tourists fruits to taste for free. This practice is more prevalent on beaches where the tourists spend most of their holidays. thai fruit : mango various thai fruits Traditionally, the Thais finish a meal with fruits. Sweeter ...

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The Mouth Watering Thai Cuisine

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Thai cuisine is fast becoming internationally famous. The food reveals a great deal about the country – its political history, geography and trade. Thailand, as it developed, was influenced by countries like India and China and it’s clearly shown in the food. Yet Thai cuisine, like its people, has maintained its own unique identity. The distinct flavors of Thai cooking come from the local spices and produce: coconut milk, lemongrass, tamarind, ginger, garlic, basil, palm sugar, turmeric, peppers, shallots, spring onions and chili which has become one of the main players in Thai taste and much Thai food is fiery hot. Fish sauce and shrimp paste appear in nearly every recipe as well. Making the taste ...

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Tasty Thai Food – Spicy, Salty, and Sour

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Food is like a drug. How true is that? This is especially true for me when it comes to Thai food. Once I get started on any Thai dish, I get addicted to more of the same. But hey, there has to be worse addictions that good food right? Some culinary writers describe Thai food as being similar to Chinese food but with a sting. Well, as someone who has lived in Thailand for a number of years now, I think the aromatic, delicious, hot, spicy Thai food is in a class of it’s own, and there is nothing to compare it’s uniqueness with. Another fascinating fact with Thai food is the variety. If I lived ...

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Variety Of Thai Food

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Snack : These savoury titbits can be eaten alone or as side dishes. Traditional favourites include stuffed dumpling, satay, crisp-fried noodles topped with sweet-and-spicy sauce, and spring rolls. Chilli dips : Usually served with vegetables, meat or fish, chilli dips are very versatile. A dip can be a main dish or side dish, added to a pan of fried rice to flavour it, or drizzled on chips to liven them up. A cook will make up a bowl of dip from whatever is available, including chilies, garlic, onion, shimp paste, sour tamarind etc. thai food snack: chicken saty thai food chilli dips : spicy shrimp paste + fresh vegetables Salads : Thai salads, called yam, are sour, sweet and ...

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Healing Power Of Thai Food

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Growing interest internationally in the therapeutic value of herbs and spices has also helped popularise Thai cuisine. A large number are indigenous to the country, and many more have long been cultivated here. They have a long tradition of use in medicine, and consequently cooks understand their therapeutic qualities in addition to their flavours. Coriander, in all its forms, is probably the most widely used herb. The fresh leaf is used in countless dishes for its distinctive perfume, the roots are pounded together with garlic and black pepper to form a seasoning, while the seeds are both a seasoning and an ingredients. Basil is another essential, with three kinds being commonly used : the large-leafed sweet basil ...

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Introduction to Thai Food

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Thailand's cuisine has a startling diversity that is a gem to behold with different regions contributing to a cuisine that is infused with a multitude of flavours. What did the early Thai's eat? Evidence from the Paleolithic Period suggests water chestnut, gourds and cucumber. Let's say Thailand has come a very long way on the culinary front. You can get a Thai meal just about anywhere these days, it's much better known as a cuisine than its neighbours - Cambodia, Laos and Malaysia. Ethnic Thais came from a minority group in southern China, first settling in the far north (Chiang Mai) and eventually, moving south. Thus, Thai cuisine borrows its philosophy from the Chinese: a balance of ...

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Thai Cuisine Part 2

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Typical meals in Thailand include rice, a soup, a curry, salad and some sort of stir-fried dish. Condiments will dress the table, including Thai fish sauce mixed with chopped chilies as well as fresh veggies such as tomatoes, cucumber, spring onions and long beans. Paramount to Thai cooking is BASIL, which is used both as garnish and seasoning. Thai basil (horapa) is often added to dishes of fresh veggies and is much like sweet basil. Meanwhile Kaprow, known as holy basil, smells much like cloves and is used in spicy dishes. Another, lemon basil (manglak) is paler and has a lemony fragrance, great in soups and salads. Ubiquitous in many dishes are the CHILIES. Many of the ...

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Thai Food : An Ancient Cuisine With a World of Influences

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Spicy, salty, sweet and sour, Thai cuisine is unique in the way that it touches upon each one of our taste capabilities at the same time, creating an explosive sensory response with each mouthful of a Thai curry or stir-fry. Perhaps this type of taste sensation explains, at least in part, the growing popularity of Thai cuisine throughout North America and the rest of the world. But exactly how did such a unique taste sensibility develop? What was it about the Thai people that inspired such wondrous combinations of flavors and tastes, allowing Thai cuisine, as we know it today, to come into existence? thai food : stewed pork + eggs with five spices thai recipe : ...

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What Makes Thai Food So Hot?

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It's all in the chilli pepper. What is it about Thai food that makes it so universally appealing? For many, it's the combination of sweet, sour, and salty flavors. For others, it's the coconut milk or the lemongrass. But perhaps the common denominator in Thai cuisine - perhaps its most essential and appealing ingredient - is the red hot chilli pepper. A Brief History of the Chilli Pepper : The Thais were not the first people to use chillies in their cuisine. Wild chilli peppers were first used-and later cultivated-by the indigenous peoples of Mexico and Central America. They were then carried to Europe by Columbus, and eventually brought to Southeast-Asia by the Spanish and Portuguese ...

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Thai Food Of The South

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Thai food of the south tends to be exceedingly chili hot compared with Thai food from other regions of Thailand. Specially favored dishes of the south are a whole variety of gang (spiced soup or curry) for examples, gang liang, gang tai pla, and budu sauce. Boiled rice mixed in budu sauce known as khao yam is a delicatessen of the southern people. Salty is taste, khao yam is taken with an assortment of vegetable. Considered special ties of the south are sataw, med riang and look niang. Sataw is a green pod when stripped reveals green berries. Strawberries sometimes chopped into thin slices are cooked with meat and chili or simply added to any gang or ...

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