Tour De Food: Thailand

Thai Curry

Ever since I saw the movie The Beach (the young Leonardo DiCaprio days), I become completely fascinated with the people and culture of Thailand. Then I got my hands on some Pad Thai and my taste buds were officially tickled. Thai food has quickly become one of my favorite cuisines, and I try to experiment with new recipes any chance I get!

Before we get into some of my must-try Thai recipes, there are some Thai food basics you should know about.

One of the most popular and probably most well-known Thai dishes is curry. Curry can be red, yellow-colored, and also green and may be used together or separate. Curry can be used on most anything: poultry, sea food, and even beef. It is also used with tofu and vegetables.

It’s also notable that people in Thailand won’t eat off large plates with lots of foods on it. They prefer sampling small quantities of the different foods, one at a time. For example you might have a curry with jasmine rice to begin with, then a veggie stir fry, once more with a side of fragrant rice. Also don’t forget that Thai food is traditionally consumed with chop sticks, so better start practicing! 

Here are some delicious Thai recipes to try at home: 
Pad Thai: This classic Thai dish has a sweet ginger sauce that is accented by lime juice and peanuts. It's delicious on its own, but feel free to add chicken or tofu for a more filling meal. 
Curried Chicken Salad: Add an exotic flavor to your basic chicken salad. 

Thai Iced Coffee: Here's a sweet twist on iced coffee. The condensed milk makes the drink a little thick, but you could thin it with more coffee or some regular milk.  

Broccoli with Peanut Sauce: Roast broccoli flowerets and stems, then toss with a delectable sauce and top with chopped peanuts.

Spicy Cucumber Salad: Add some fresh chili peeper to this recipe for a spicey kick to your cucumber salad.

Thai Noodle Soup With Vegetables and Shrimp: This delicious soup is the perfect light and healthy starter to a meal.

Sesame Ginger Beef Wraps: This flavorful lunch recipes showcaes one of Thailand's most beloved flavors: Ginger. 

Thai Fried Rice: This recipe stands out because of the burst of sweet pineapple and the snap of the fresh peas. 

Thai Basil Chicken: Fresh basil and chili peppers spice up this traditional chicken dish. 

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