Thai Street Food – What Makes It Special!
Thai Food combines several different South East Asian influences such as Burma, China,Vietnam and Malaysia.
Thai cooking relies on aromatic spices to give it it’s distinctive taste such as Thai basil, ginger, chilli , mint and lemongrass along with pastes such as nam pla (fish paste) and kapi (shrimp paste)
The traditional taste of Thai food lies in the combination of four key tastes; sweet, salty, sour and bitter which balance together to give you that distinctive taste of Thailand that is evident is dishes such as Panang Gai and Kwaitiew Pad Thai.
Rice and noodles make up a staple Thai diet though rice has to be the most commonly eaten of the two with jasmine rice being a key accompaniment to any Thai meal.
Fresh vegetables and fruits which form a large part of any Thai meal – that’s why a Thai diet is so healthy! Vegetables such as beansprouts, eggplant, broccoli, tomato, sweet potato and squash are just a few of the vegetables you can expect to find on a Thai menu. Fruits such as pineapple, mango and papaya are distinctively Thai tastes and work as a fresh, cool and clean ending to a Thai meal.
For us it’s the unique blend of spices and fresh ingredients that give Thai food the edge and this same blend that make it a healthy meal.