Easy Thai Food Recipes by Pheera Panh CONTENTS Thai Cuisine Thai Stir Fry Chicken Curry Pad Thai Tom Yum Goong Tom Kha Gai Chicken Satay Goong Thod (Prawn Spring Rolls) Yum Pla Dook Foo (Crispy Fish Mango Salad) Thai Curry Tofu Thai Chicken Wrap Thai Coconut Chicken Thai Cuisine Thai cuisine is the national cuisine of Thailand. For Thai people eating well means balance, and this means healthy food that is also delicious. The traditional flavors of Thai food are sweet, sour, spicy, bitter, and salty. "What is Thai food? Every nation has its own cuisine with distinct flavors. The food is a reflection of its culture, environment, history and varied influences of the people. In Thailand, attention to flavor, texture, color, and the use of ingredients with medicinal benefits are most important. Sum rap Thai (the way Thais eat) is the term we use for the unique components that make up a characteristically Thai meal. Attention to how a dish tastes is vital. We are also concerned about how it looks, how it smells, and how it fits in with the meal." Thai cooking places emphasis on lightly prepared dishes with strong aromatic components and a spicy edge. Though Thai cuisine often is made with amazingly complex flavors, you can make many of these dishes at home in less than an hour."