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    Everything you ever wanted to know about Thailand but were too afraid to ask… Part 2: Thai food
    POSTED BY Thai Terre | July 13, 2015

    In Thai Terre’s last blog we told you all about our home country of Thailand, but let’s get down to the real reason we’re here: Thai food. We love to cook it, and we just know you’re going to love to eat it.

    One of the key qualities of Thai dishes is the aroma. Our food should be as pleasing to the nose as it is to the mouth, and aromatic ingredients such as coconut, lemongrass, lime, and traditional blends of herbs and spices form the basis of many dishes. It is vital to use the freshest and best quality ingredients so that the subtle interplay of flavours is not lost. Think of Thai food as an orchestra: different instruments being played at different pitches to create a symphony of taste.

    Unsurprisingly, rice is the most common ingredient, and different varieties and recipes of rice dishes are served at nearly every meal, though noodles are popular as well. In fact, the Thai word khao means both ‘food’ and ‘rice’. A Thai meal typically consists of a host of dishes all served at the same time and shared among the diners, with lots of variety.

    In one of our previous blogs we dispel the myth that all Thai food is spicy. Quite a lot of it is, we admit, but where chilli is used in Thai cuisine it should complement and accent a dish, giving a little tickle to your taste buds, not leave you feeling as if your mouth’s on fire! Remember – chilli is an American plant, so it has only been available in Thailand for about 500 years, and many of our national dishes are far older. Where spicy dishes are served, cucumber is a traditional side dish as it cools and refreshes the mouth.

    If this has whet your appetite, why not give us a ring 01323 423 956 and book your table now. And don’t forget we also offer a delivery service – all your favourite Thai Terre dishes can be delivered fresh to your door to enjoy in the comfort of your own hom

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