In this series of blogs, my goal will be to find the hottest dish on the menu in international cuisines. And through the lens of that one dish, I will attempt to analyze and learn about what it says about the cuisine in general.
Thai, one of my favorite international cuisines, is the national cuisine of Thailand.
Although I have eaten Thai food many a times, I decided to commence my learning by exploring Thai cuisine this week. And this time, my intent was to learn more about the food, the culture and traditions behind it.
Thai cuisine finds its roots in the amalgamation of Thai, Chinese, Indian, Indonesian and Vietnamese cultures. One of the reasons Thai cuisine has become so popular all over the world is the truly unique combination of tastes in a typical meal – hot, sweet, sour, salty – all coming together in a melody of the exotic on your tongue. Continue reading