Facts About Thai Food Culture

Thai food is so easy to love because of the complex blending of flavors. They seem to please every palate that they ever grace. If you love Thai food, you'll love learning some of this little-known facts about one of the world's most divine cuisines!

The perfect blend

Almost every single Thai dish you will ever taste combines the 5 flavor components of salty, sweet, bitter, sour and spicy. The result yields dishes with some of the most amazing flavors you'll ever sample.

You'll find it everywhere

Two of Thailand's most popular dishes - Pad Thai, stir-fried noodles; and Tom Yum Goong, a spicy and sour shrimp soup - are so popular that you can find them anywhere in the world. You'll never find a Thai restaurant anywhere that doesn't serve these items.

Rice is sacred

Thai people consider wasting rice to be very bad. They believe that every grain of rice contains a piece of divinity within.

They don't do ovens

None of the dishes of Thailand are ever baked. Hence, you'll be hard-pressed to find an oven in any Thai household.

Eating alone is bad luck

In Thailand, eating a meal is like a celebration. It's something they feel should be shared with others. They consider eating alone to be bad luck. So the next time you're in the mood for Thai food, make sure to grab some friends to enjoy and share the meal together.

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