Thai Food is internationally famous. Whether chilli-hot or comparatively bland, harmony is the guiding principle behind each dish. Thai cuisine is essentially a marriage of centuries-old Eastern and Western influences harmoniously combined into something uniquely Thai. The characteristics of Thai food depend on who cooks it, for whom it is cooked, for what occasion, and where it is cooked to suit all palates. Originally, Thai cooking reflected the characteristics of a waterborne lifestyle. A quatic animals, plants and herbs were major ingredients. Large chunks of meat we were eschewed. Subsequent influences introduced the use of sizeable chunks to Thai cooking.
A proper Thai meal should consist of a soup, a curry dish with condiments, a dip with accompanying fish and vegetables. A spiced salad may replace the curry dish. The soup can also be spicy, but the curry should be replaced by non spiced items. There must be a harmony of testes and textures within individual dishes and the entire meal. Instead of serving dish in courses, a Thai meal is served all at once, permitting dinners to enjoy complementary combinations of different tasetes.
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