There is more to Thai Food Cuisine than Meets the Eye

They love food! He is everywhere. No matter where you are in Thailand, which are often within walking distance of food. Restaurants, food vendors on carts with wheels, mini-restaurants created on motorcycles with sidecar, food markets, food stalls, food vendors, grocery stores, supermarkets ... You floating can always find something to eat, regardless of the day or night time.
You see people eat in public at all times and everywhere. Eat a private matter are not considered. Westerners go to the beach for swimming and sunbathing, Thais go to the beach to eat and drink. When Thais go to any walk in nature, they always carry a basket with food and drinks.

Have you ever asked the United States, if you like the kitchen? Have you ever asked England if you like English food? If you indicate that you like spicy food, you go up the ladder even more acceptance. But if you say that you really do not care so much Thai food, people will be perplexed and wonder and even ask why you came to Thailand then.

We only had 22 the annual festival of food here in Chiang Mai. There is a gigantic stage with all kinds of entertainment, conferences, play groups, and dance performances. Thais love a good party. The food is incredibly colorful and there seems to be an endless variety of different dishes, mostly prepared before your eyes.

Thais do not eat like Westerners. They have not dragged seated meal with starter, salad, main course, dessert and coffee. Meals consist mainly of a plate of food that is eaten not only quickly, but also prepared in no time.

Unlike western restaurants where your meal order can take 20 or 30 minutes, Thailand most dishes can be prepared literally within minutes. Thais do not eat big meals, but often small meals throughout the day.

Thais are very attached to their food, and they do not easily lead to international cuisine. When traveling outside of Thailand often their biggest challenge is not to eat Thai food.

Eating in Thailand is cheap, convenient and fun. Imagine strolling, taking a glass of orange juice with a "pad thai" quick pasta dish for $ 0.50, sampling a sweet spot, drink some fresh coconut juice, eat cooked sweet potato baked or steamed black bean patty, straight available on the street or in a market - within walking distance. No wonder food is so important here!

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