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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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Cooking According To Region

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Regional Thai Cuisine Thailand can be divided into five main culinary regions, the north, the northeast, the south (including the Gulf of Thailand), the central plains, and of course, Bangkok. Each region has its own cooking style according to available ingredients and local tastes. Try sampling recipes from the various regions to get a feeling for Thai cooking as a whole. If you’re like me, you will find your culinary instincts relate best to some areas more than others. This, in turn, will give you a clue as to where you might like to travel if ever you have a chance to visit Thailand and taste Thai food at its magnificent source. The North (including ...

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Northern Thai Food

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Thai Food & Cooking : "Thai food offers a variety of flavours and tastes. The subtle mixing of herbs and spices and market-fresh ingredients makes dining a special culinary experience." Eating ranks high on the Thai scale of pleasures, and meals are informal affairs. The staple is rice, either ordinary or glutinous, accompanied by a variety of dishes that can be eaten in almost any order, and seasoned to individual taste with several condiments such as fish sauce and chilli peppers. Most often there will be a soup of some kind, a curry, a steamed or fried dish, a salad, and one or more basic sauces. Desserts may consist of fresh fruit or one of the ...

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Get To Know Thai Food

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When you think of Thai food, you would think of the 'Hot and Spicy’ taste and probably believe that all Thai food are very hot and spicy. That is a misunderstanding. And you may also think that we eat everything by chopsticks. That is also not true. More than 50% of Thai food are not hot and spicy at all. And chopsticks will be use when we eat noodle only. We are not Chinese or Japanese who like to eat almost everything by chopsticks. If you have been to Thailand, you may have a question that why the taste and the texture of Thai food in Thailand are different from Thai food you have eaten in Thai ...

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Benefits of Chilies

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Eating chillies regularly could help people get a good night's sleep and keep their hearts healthy, an Australian university study has found. Researchers at the University of Tasmania spent the past 18 months studying the potential health benefits of chillies on a group of 10 volunteers, national radio reported Monday. Some in the group were given 15 grams of chilli each day, while others did not have any, and Associate Professor at the School of Life Sciences Dominic Geraghty said the results were promising. "Chilli consumption may improve your sleep and, of course, the quality of your sleep very much also influences your cardiovascular health," he said. "Chilli might be a neutroceutical, in other words a ...

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Health Benefits of Thai Soup Under Study

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For years, zesty Tom Yum Gung soup has been a mainstay of Thai cooking. And now researchers are thinking it just might have cancer-fighting ingredients as well as good taste. "Tom Yum Gung is Thailand's most favorite soup," according to Chef Rolf Schmitz of the Regent Hotel's Spice Market restaurant. "It's a shrimp soup with herbal ingredients like coriander, lemon grass, lime leaves and even galangal roots." Also called hot-and-sour soup, the dish often includes straw mushrooms and a variety of chilies. A recent joint study by Thailand's Kasetsart University and Japan's Kyoto and Kinki Universities has found that the ingredients in Tom Yum Gung soup are 100 times more effective in inhibiting cancerous tumor growth ...

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