Thai food is one of the most popular cuisines in the world thanks to its great taste and relative ease of cooking – it is possible to cook Thai food at home without too much fuss (although having it cooked by a fantastic Thai restaurant Eastbourne like Thai Terre is always a treat). But how much do you know about this wonderful food? These fascinating facts may surprise you…
If you’ve ever thought that great Thai food has a certain familiar taste to it, you could be right. Every single Thai takeaway or restaurant dish has a combination of salty, sweet, sour, bitter, and spicy flavours. It’s what gives Thai food its own unique personality.
Thai cuisine is such a popular option that pad Thai (stir fried noodles and, coincidentally, the most popular Thai home delivery dish) can be found in every continent in the world. The same is true for the amazing tom yum goong dish (spicy and sour shrimp soup).
In Thailand, rice is considered sacred, and must never be wasted. Therefore, every little grain of rice will be consumed, no matter what.
Eating alone in Thailand is considered bad luck, so remember to invite your friends and family over next time you order a Thai takeaway.
Contrary to popular belief, chopsticks aren’t used regularly in Thailand, except when noodles are being consumed. Instead, because the rice can’t be wasted as already mentioned, cutlery consists of a fork and a tablespoon. It makes it easier to eat every bit.
It was the King of Siam who declared that the presentation of the food was just as important as the taste. Since then, the popularity of presenting food beautifully – particularly in Asian cuisine – has spread across the world.
And now that you know a little more about Thai food, what about coming along to the best Thai restaurant in Eastbourne– Thai Terre can’t wait to give you a meal to remember.