to the wonderful world of Thai food, a cuisine full of colour, flavours and sheer
vibrancy, where the natural good taste of the most delicious ingredients is never
disguised. Blessed with the rich natural resources and a reliable climate, Thai
people have been able to develop and refine a cuisine that is unique.
A typical Orchid Catering table plan
is not difficult, however, to spot the influence of their near neighbors China
and India, yet there is always the distinct Thai style with the use of herbs,
spices and the ever present coconut. The result is light, aromatic and zestful
food that can also be hot, robust and full flavoured. Hot and Spicy is one of
the unmistakable characteristics of Thai food, reflecting the fact that more than
half a dozen of the world's hottest chilies are indigenous to the country.
uniqueness of Thai food can be sampled in their curries. They use a pestle and
mortar to make a paste of freshly pounded herbs and spices, rather than blends
of dry flavourings that are used in India.
cuisine centres around the country's bountiful rice harvests and its rich supplies
of green vegetables, herbs, spices and fruit.
A rice field in Suphan Buri, Thailand
a Thai family would sit down for a meal, numerous dishes are served at once and
a large bowl of rice would be placed in the centre and everyone would simply help
themselves. Western conventions are that starters and main courses are separated.
Dessert would normally be a beautifully arrange platter of fresh mixed fruit.
is a misconception that Thais use chop sticks, as do their South-East Asia neighbors.
Thais prefer to use spoons when dining and use their spoons to scoop up small
portions of one dish and bring it back to their bowl to eat before trying another