Thai cuisine is known for the vibrant flavour that it brings to every dish. The strong aromas and the tang of spiciness is what makes Thai food stand out from its Asian counterparts. However, many feel that Thai food is only about spicy curries, which is not true. Thai cuisine is not only integral to its country of origin, but also to the neighbouring countries from which it takes inspiration.
If you haven’t tried Thai food due to some preconceived notion, this blog will help change your mind. Also, if you’re currently residing in Dubai, you can check out some amazing restaurants in Jumeirah that serve Thai food.
Thai cuisine is divided into four regional cuisines which conforms with the four regions of the country; namely Eastern Thai, North-eastern Thai, Northern Thai and Southern Thai. Each of these regions share not only their borders with neighbouring countries but their cuisine as well, which are Vietnam Laos, China/ Burma and Malaysia, respectively.
There are four elements that make up Thai cuisine – sweet, sour, spicy, and salty. Some of the most common ingredients found in Thai cuisine include garlic, chillies, lime juice, lemongrass, coriander, galangal, palm sugar and fish sauce. One of the key foods in Thailand is rice, particularly jasmine rice which accompanies many Thai dishes.
Something else that makes Thai dining amazing is that it encourages the experience of sharing. Diners in Thailand prefer to order multiple dishes depending on the number of people present and then share it with one another. This is in line with the social nature of Thai people and because of their belief that it is bad luck to eat alone.
When talking about Thai food, one cannot disregard the curries. Some of the most popular curries are Kaeng Kari (Yellow Curry), Green Curry and Red Curry. A must try is the Green Chicken Curry with Soba Noodles from PRAX’S which is full of flavour and one of our favourites. Also popular is Pad Thai or Phat Thai, which is basically stir-fried noodles made from soaked dried rice noodles.
Apart from the delicious food, what makes Thai cuisine spectacular is the way it is presented. The platters on which the food is served are decorated with an array of carved veggies and fruits. It is made possible with a simple pairing knife and ice water. This technique was originally developed to please the King of Siam (Thailand).
You can try some delicious Thai flavours at PRAX’S in Jumeirah and Barsha Heights Dubai. You can also call and get Thai food delivered to your home.