Most of the food in villages up in Northern Thailand is very spicy, especially my favorite, Papaya Salad. Some of it is Thai influenced, some of it is Laos influenced and some of it is just village influenced. Here are a few of the dishes that are served up on the daily. I’ll be posting more soon.
Thai cuisine (Thai: อาหารไทย) is the national cuisine of Thailand. Balance, detail, and variety are of paramount significance to Thai chefs.
Thai cooking places emphasis on lightly prepared dishes with strong aromatic components and a spicy edge. Thai chef McDang characterizes Thai food as demonstrating ‘intricacy, attention to detail, texture, color, taste and the use of ingredients with medicinal benefits, as well as good flavor’, as well as care being given to the food’s appearance, smell and context. Australian chef David Thompson, an expert on Thai food, observes that unlike many other cuisines, Thai cooking rejects simplicity and is about ‘the juggling of disparate elements to create a harmonious finish’. (Wikipedia)