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An Introduction To Thai Cuisine

Speaking of Pad Thai, Let’s take a look at a seemingly small country that lies in the heart of South-East Asia, but its cuisine has taken the world by storm.

The people at the land of golden temples really know how to make good food (Just google “Thai restaurant near me” and look at the number). Thai Cuisine can satisfy your craving with all the flavors known to humankind: Sour, sweet, salty, bitter and especially the spicy taste that numbs your tongue.

With a wide variety of options and dishes filled with flavor, once introduced to Thai food, you will want to come back again and again. Bold will be THE impression when you get a chance to try out this amazing cuisine.

Thai food is really "appe-thai-sing"

Do you love the smell of herbs? If yes, then you are in luck. Thai food doesn’t shy away from the use of herbs: saffron, basil, coriander, mint, lemongrass, Lime Leaves. You name it! The combination of spices add a strong and intense flavor to your dish while not being overwhelming (maybe except for spiciness)

With spices and herbs for flavor, common proteins like Shrimp, fish, beef, chicken can be found in almost all Thai dishes as the main ingredient.

If you enjoy meat, order some chicken or duck panang. If you are a vegetarian, then tofu pad Thai will be a great option. Seafood lover? Shrimp is one of the most commonly used ingredients in a lot of Thai dishes.

Besides the great use of ingredients, Thai food scores another point for its visually appealing color.

Without even tasting, the fiery red color of Tom yum can make you drop a sweat. The creamy color of Tom Khan brings a soft, gentle sweetness to your taste bud. Last but not least, the unique green color of Thai Curry will challenge your unexpected cravings.

Regional Diversity

Every country is separated into different regions, and so does Thai Food. From the various regions of Thailand, each dish will make you say WOW by the variety, originality and creativity when it comes to flavor.

For Thai food, rice is equivalent to bread and potatoes in European cuisine. It "softens" the spiciness of the meals by neutralizing the tastes. There are two types of rice in Thailand: Khao Suey, white non-sticky rice that is popular in the country's central and southern areas, and Khao Niao, a yellow and sticky rice popular in the country's northern and northeastern regions.

If southern Thai food is inspired by Malaysia and Java, where the chilli pepper takes the lead in giving dishes a spicy kick. Northern food uses elements of Laos, Burma and China, where the flavor is milder with the use of herbs and vegetables.

Dishes like tom yum soup, pad Thai, green papaya salad, and Thai green curry, have become popular worldwide. highlight the fresh tastes of Thai cuisine and have become a household favorite in Poland. Enjoy some of the most famous Thai’s signatures at SWING Restaurant.

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