Like we mentioned earlier, the thai culture plays a big role in the style of food they produce, and how they eat it. Thai dishes are characterized by their balanced flavor profiles and great combination of sweet, spicy, salty, sour, and bitter flavors. Many traditional dishes have become national favorites in the state and can be found in almost any town nationwide. American’s have come to love thai food, especially the popular pad thai, tom yam kung, and curry dishes. Although you do have many choices for authentic thai food around the country, we do believe their is nothing like the authentic cooking of Siam Cabin Cuisine.
For those still curious to learn more about the culture of the thai people and not just the food, read on.
- The thai culture believes rice is sacred, and because of that they never waste it and leave uneaten rice on their plate. Additionally they do not step on rice in the fields and believe rice has a divine god inside it. Also, because of their climate and typography rices grows extremely well, and is their largest export and they are the largest producer of rice in the world.
- Most thai homes do not have an oven, and baking is not a common practice what so ever in Thailand. Seems weird to most Americans, because of our obsession with baked goods, but the thai people have gotten along just fine without them.
- Eating is considered a celebration, and why thai entrees are designed to be enjoyed in groups and shared between individuals. Eating alone is not common practice, and even believed to be bad luck by some.
- There is no difference in the type of food thai people eat for breakfast, lunch or dinner, like their is in the States. They simply eat a similar style of food at three different points in the day.
- Traditionally beer is poured over ice in Thailand. So don’t be surprised if your beer is served with a glass of ice.
Hopefully you feel a little more knowledgable about the thai culture and what makes thai food so unique and good!