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Thai food is globally popular due to its tasty combination of sweet, sour andsaltiness, appetizingly enhanced by tanginess from an assortment of chilies used intypical dishes. This flavorful blend which has become characteristic of traditional ThaiMoreThai food is globally popular due to its tasty combination of sweet, sour andsaltiness, appetizingly enhanced by tanginess from an assortment of chilies used intypical dishes. This flavorful blend which has become characteristic of traditional Thaifood remains distinctive in local fare until present days.Thai food combines the best of several Eastern cuisines: the oriental bite ofSzechwan Chinese, the tropical flavour of Malaysian, the creamy coconut sauces ofSouthern Indian and the aromatic spices of Arabian food. Thais then add an abundanceof fresh ingredients, coriander plants, chilies and pepper. The result is like a cuisineminceur of the Orient, with small portions of lean meat, poultry and seafood, and plentyof fresh vegetables and salads.Thai food is lightly cooked so its crisp, colourful, sharply flavoured andnutritious. The distinctive taste comes from a handful of fundamental ingredients, allwidely available at Asian foodstores. Ingredients that are essential in Thai cooking arespices and herbs, which, beside their aromatic quality, are known to have diverse healthbenefits. The essence of many types of herbs can aid in regularizing the circulatorysystem of the body. The knowledge of using herbs in Thai cooking, derived fromtraditional Thai medicine, makes Thai food a healthy choice in a real sense.A Thai meal normally consists of a variety of dishes such as a curry, a soup, astir-fry and a dipping sauce or salad. There is normally a balance of spicy and milddishes with at least one mild dish to counter the spicy dishes.Thai cooking is not difficult. Once you are familiar with the main ingredientsand we can guarantee that you will amaze yourself with the delicious food that you cancook. The Thai way of life is laid back and this translates into their cooking too, so dontworry too much, relax, keep a smile on your face and enjoy!