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Vietnamese Cuisine

History of Thai Food

The History of Thai Food

Thai cuisine is the most likable and preferred cuisine of Thailand. Thai chefs strive towards three main important features in their food i.e. balance, variety, and detail. Yes, with this three important feature they prepare their food and make sure the food should look as good as it tastes.


The chefs there also add few traits that complement the Thai food such as colors, texture, appearance, smell. This makes the food more unique and spicy flavor of Thai food remains one of the top priority. Also, they do not forget to have ingredients with strong medical properties that are also added to the food.


Check out the most mouthwatering dishes in Thailand which you can also order through Big C and enjoy food at some of the best and affordable prices.


Tom Yum Goong ต้มยำกุ้ง

This is one of the most delicious and top Thai food. It contains shrimp as the main ingredient that makes it more likable among people. So, if you are not into seafood, then skip ahead to the next dish!

This recipe is the perfect mixture of right ingredients. When you take a bite of this sour, spicy, and perfectly creamy bowl of Tom Yum Goong, this will be one of the best tastes of Thailand.

For all the seafood lovers, you will have a great start to your Thai food experience with this delicious food. This is a clear soup with lemongrass and is often seen as a hot and sour soup. So if you are not into spicy, don’t forget to ask for a “mild” version when you go to a restaurant.


Noodle Soup ก๋วยเตี๋ยว broken-spaghetti-and-pancetta-soup

The food name says it all, ‘noodle soups’. There are many varieties of this soup available so you can choose any of them that suits your taste bud preferences. Some of the main choices o food include chicken, pork, seafood or veggie.

So, if you are a vegetarian you can opt for a veggie soup and if you love non-vegetarian you can ask for your preferences. Try this fantastic noodle soup recipe from the Thai kitchen and you will feel like wanting more.

This so-soothing Thai version of a classic food that features rice noodles instead of wheat, with fragrant lemongrass and other fresh herbs adding lovely aromatic notes. You can choose this as a wonderful dinner soup and make your dinner night a perfect eatery.


Gai Med Ma Moung (Chicken Cashew Nuts) ไก่ผัดเม็ดมะม่วงหิมพานต์

This is a perfect Thai dish stir-fry chicken with cashew nuts. This is again very spicy dish, so when you are having this don’t forget to ask for a milder version. This could be an option if you prefer to have this and do not enjoy spiciness in food.

The dish is the best you can enjoy with some veggies in it, the cashew nuts and the chicken would be a perfect choice. You can try this dish with the steamed white rice on the side.

This is definitely the most popular dishes, and everyone visiting Thailand must try this dish to have a rememberable experience which they shouldn’t forget.

Som Tam ส้มตำ

This dish combines all the five tastes; sour, hot, salty, savory and sweet and mixes it well together. This dish can be translated into English to ‘green salads’. Thus, if you love green salad, you may sometimes not know this by its name. Thus, if you see a name written as ‘Som Tam’ then you will understand that it means green salad.

Everywhere in Thailand, this dish is one of the staples of street food for cooking and dining. It is easy to prepare, fresh, and it tastes wonderful. There are again many different variations of this meal so you can choose your favorite according to your taste

The country of Vietnam is divided into 3 distinct sections: Northern, Central and the Southern. The cooking style in each region differs in main ingredients, tastes and flavors. However, there are still quite lots of things in common. It is the use of some traditional spices like fish sauce, shrimp paste, soy sauce and the importance of rice and by-products of rice.

Moreover, Vietnamese cuisine, like many other Asian countries, emphasizes the balance between yin and yang. For example, when the Vietnamese have seafood, which is considered “cold”, it is often served hot with chili, ginger and lemongrass. The use of herbs and vegetables is also dominant in most regions of Vietnam. It brings the unmistakable taste to any gourmet dish even if it’s the first time you’ve tasted it. Besides, situated on the Indochina Peninsula and colonized by France for quite a long time, Vietnamese cuisine displays a perfect fusion of Chinese, Indian and French food while the national identity still imprints deeply on the Vietnamese dining tables. The Red River Delta civilization originated from around 2th century B.C has brought a long-established food culture to the north of Vietnam.


The food here, in general, doesn’t usually focus too much on a distinctive spice or flavor. Quite reserved in personality, northern residents rarely alter the traditional recipes but strictly follow the ancestors’ direction. As you can see, Northern Vietnamese people put a high value on tradition and customs; they believe the recipes of the old are the best and were passed from generation to generation. However, don’t assume that Northern cuisine isn’t creative. Because each family has their own way of seasoning, choosing ingredients to create their signature, there are hundreds of versions of one single dish. Take Vietnamese noodle as an example. Depending on the shape, size, the kind of rice powder, we have bun, pho, mien (crystal rice noodle),... Depending on how the noodle is served, there are bun cham, bun tron, pho chien, pho cuon...

In general, Vietnamese foods are made from 3 elements: taste, color and decoration. You rarely see a food in Vietnam with single color dimension. A dish is always a symphony of colors: vivid colors from main dishes, the milder tone of rice and veggie dishes. However, gourmet always can see the balance and sophistication in the way the Vietnamese cook.

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