Thai food is famed the world over, with a well-earned reputation for spiciness. Unlike Indian food, which combines several different spices to generate its famous curry flavours, the heat in Thai dishes comes almost exclusively from the ubiquitous chilli pepper.
While the cuisine of Thailand has been influenced, in particular, by Chinese and Indian food, a wholly unique Thai style has evolved and this can be further categorized into regional variations: northern, north-eastern, central and southern.
For more specific information on the dishes, flavours, ingredients and cooking methods of Thai food, click on the regional links in the left-hand column.
A Way of Life
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