Fun Fact: The basil you enjoy in Thai food is not the same as the herb used in Mediterranean dishes such as pasta with basil pesto sauce.
Thai cuisine is one of the most popular cuisines in the world, mostly consisting of lightly prepared dishes with strong aromas of spicy flavours. No flavour is forgotten in the making of a Thai dish. Spicy, sour, sweet, salty, and bitter flavours are almost all guaranteed to make an appearance in Thailand’s most popular dishes.
The cuisine centralised in Bangkok has a lot of Teochew and Portuguese influences. Street food is a quintessential part of the Bangkok experience providing convenient, delicious and cheap meals and a vital experience of the local culture.
Some delicious Thai dishes that one has to experience while visiting Bangkok comprise Tom Yam Goong (Hot And Sour Prawn Soup), Som Tum (Papaya salad), Pad Thai (Thai style fried noodles), Kao Niew Mamuang (mango with sticky rice), Khao Soi (noodle soup), Massaman Curry With Chicken Or Beef and many more.
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