Thai food is known worldwide for its exquisite taste. The food is known for its perfect blend of ingredients. Vibrant tastes and spiciness of Thai food is what attracts people to switch to this cuisine. This food basically tries to satisfy all the taste glands like sweet, sour, spicy, salty and all other glands with each of its dish and thus maintaining harmony between all the flavors is must. This article will talk about characteristics of Thai food!
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Ingredients of Thai Food
One of the most appreciated features of Thai food in Melbourne CBD Thai restaurants is that instead of using dried herbs, chefs prefer to use fresh spices and herbs that add to the alluring charm of the food. Some of the common flavors in Thai food are derived from garlic, coriander/cilantro, galangal, shallots, pepper, lemon grass, shrimp paste, kaffir lime leaves, chilies and fish sauce. Palm sugar isdeveloped from the sap of few of Borassus palms, which tends to sweeten Thai dishes while on the other hand contribution oflime and tamarind is towards sour notes. Meats that are used in this cuisine are usually duck, pork, beef, chicken and water buffalo.
Components of Thai Meal
The meal starts with Titbits which can be termed as side dishes/ accompaniments/ snacks representing the nature of Thais. Then comes the salad and dips to accompany the titbits. Then comes the turn of soups.
Amazing fact is all of the food which is served in different courses tends to be a blend of sweet, sour and salty.