Thai cuisine is known to be some of the most popular dishes and best in the world. Thai cuisine dishes can be both spicy and bland. Characteristics of Thai cuisine depend on who is cooking it, who it’s being cooked for, the occasion, and where it is cooked. If you’re not familiar with Thai food, here are 8 things you may not know about it.
Nothing is Baked
It is very rare that you would find a plate of Thai food that includes anything baked. For the most part, all Thai food is fried or grilled. Thai dishes focus a lot on healthy foods that bring people medicinal benefits which are never usually baked foods anyway. They also pay a lot of attention to the texture, color, & taste of the dishes.
Dishes Are Region-Specific
Thai cuisines can taste extremely different depending on where the dish was made. The four main regions in Thailand include the north, north east, central, and south. You may find a delicious dish in the north but will have a hard time finding that exact dish somewhere in the south. This is because different kinds of vegetables are found in each region and since the main ingredients in Thai dishes are vegetables, it is not likely the same vegetables are found everywhere.
Almost Everything Has Sugar
While not all Thai dishes have sugar, a lot of them in fact do. It is likely that one or two spoonfuls of sugar are thrown into each dish. Sugar is usually added to Thai dishes because Thai food always includes a wide variety of flavors. Thai cooks like to make each dish salty, spicy, sour, and of course, sweet.
Not Everything is Spicy
Many people believe all Thai food is spicy, however, that is not always the case. While there are certainly many spicy dishes there are plenty that are not. Don’t worry, if your dish is not spicy that doesn’t mean that it’s any less “Thai” or delicious!
Visit Amarin of Thailand
If you’re looking for delicious Thai cuisine, Amarin of Thailand in Wellesley, MA has just what you’re looking for. With our extensive menu that includes all the Thai dishes you can think of, you’ll be sure to find the most delicious and perfect dish for you. At Amarin of Thailand, you can order take-out, order catering, or sit-in our restaurant. Contact us with any questions today!