If you have ever been to Thailand you will know that Thai food is one of the reasons why this country is so unique. Thai food has to be one of the most intricately balanced and complex foods in the world and getting the key flavors of hot, salty, sweet, sour and bitter in the right proportions is something a Thai chef must master.
Thai food has seen an explosion over the globe in the past few decades. As Thailand has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, Thai food has been recognised for it's unique tastes. What makes Thai food so different is it's complex structure of fundamental key flavors. Thai food also has a renowned reputation for it's spice. In Thailand, Thai food varies from region to region, each having it's own style and influence.
Thai food is one of the key elements that make Thailand so amazing. But as well as Thai food, the people, the culture and the places all make this country so popular. The people are maybe the friendliest in the world, the culture is fascinating and there are many great places to visit.
When in the Kingdom it doesn't matter where you are or what time it is, you are never far away from quality Thai food. Street hawkers are a common site and each one is tailored to deliver highly tuned Thai Food. You will see people selling food from stands, bikes, baskets and you will see them everywhere from rivers to markets. The food delivered from street hawkers is renowned for it's freshness and is safe so do not be scared to try.
Eating Thai Food from street stools is part of Thai culture, and it doesn't matter who you are or what social class you are in, it is enjoyed by everyone. Finding fresh pineapple in the middle of the Bangkok heat can come in very handy as well as finding a noodle stand when you are in need of a snack.
Visit our Thai Recipes section for some great ideas on Thai dishes.