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Everything you need to know about Thai food

Thai cuisine is well-known around the world for its vibrant flavours, aromatic spices and balance of a number of different flavours, including sweet, sour, spicy and savoury. In addition, Thai food offers a diverse range of dishes while it also can provide a delightful culinary experience that caters to a variety of different taste preferences.

Likewise, from the fiery Tom Yam soup to the iconic Pad Thai or the refreshing papaya salad, you should continue reading this article because you will be able to learn about everything you need to know about the essentials of Thai food.

Essentials of Thai food

a. Fresh ingredients

One of the main characteristics of Thai cuisine is its emphasis on fresh ingredients, as well as the use of bold flavours. Indeed, Thai food commonly incorporates a number of herbs and spices, including lemongrass, ginger and galangal, while Thai chilli peppers and different types of basil also play an important role in Thai cuisine.

As a consequence, if you want to open a Thai restaurant franchise, you should be aware of the use of aromatic components which lead to a unique and invigorating taste, creating a distinct sensory experience. Furthermore, with the tang of lime juice and the subtle heat of chilli peppers, along with the fragrant aroma of herbs, Thai food is well-known for its bold and complex flavour profiles.

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b. Rice is the staple carbohydrate

Another important element to be aware of in relation to Thai cuisine is that rice is a staple food. It is typically served alongside most meals, especially jasmine rice, which is its most elegant variety, while it has a slightly sticky texture and a delicate fragrance.

Jasmine rice is the most widely used variety in Thai food because it provides a neutral base to complement the bold flavours that are contained in a variety of Thai food dishes while it helps to balance out the spiciness. Likewise, noodles also play a significant role in Thai dishes, especially the classic Pad Thai and noodle soup dishes.

c. Various cooking techniques

Finally, if you are looking to open a Thai restaurant franchise, then you must be aware that Thai cuisine embraces a number of different cooking techniques, including stir-frying, grilling steaming and deep frying.

Furthermore, this versatility allows for a wide range of dishes to be created with distinct textures and tastes; for example, stir-fried noodles dishes such as Pad Thai feature a delicious combination of crisp vegetables, tender meat and aromatic sauce. However, other Thai dishes, including the popular green curry use coconut milk to create a rich and creamy flavour.

  • Use fresh ingredients and create bold flavours
  • Be aware that rice is the staple carbohydrate in Thailand
  • Embrace a number of cooking techniques to create a range of dishes

In concluding, if you are looking to open a Thai restaurant in the future, then you must be aware of a number of essentials about Thai cuisine, especially its use of fresh ingredients and bold flavours while you must embrace different cooking techniques and use rice as the staple carbohydrate.


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