Thailand’s cuisine is a tourist’s delight. The place has an unbelievable blend of mouth-watering cuisines. Whether you want spicy chicken curry, sweet green curry with chicken or beef, or roast duck curry or mild chicken curry, you name it and you have it all on your platter. Thai cuisine is blend of the four regions of Thailand. The regions are Northern, Northeastern, Central, and Southern.
Some of the well known ingredients that are commonly used in Thai food are lemon grass and lemon juice, garlic, and chilies. Seasonings such as black pepper, ginger, tamarind, and coconut milk are used to add a touch of spice and flavor to the food.
Being the largest exporter of rice, the staple food of Thailand is none other than rice. They have this particular variety of rice, the jasmine variety and is known as Hom Mali rice in their local language. You would be amazed if you came to know that there is actually a rice gene bank in Thailand. An approximate range of 5000 varieties of rice is stored in this bank.
Some of the well known food of Thailand are fried rice served with non-vegetarian dish such as beef, chicken or shrimp, a delicious soup containing a blend of pork and vegetables, coconut custard, fried banana, rice noodles with meat and vegetables and so on. Coconut and tamarind based cuisine are mostly found in the southern region of Thailand.
The food list is actually endless and one can go on and on about the mouth-watering delicacies of Thailand.
Source : http://www.EzineArticles.com (Author : Pauline Go)
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