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"rice curry"). It's about the juggling of disparate elements to create a harmonious finish. Like a complex musical chord it's got to have a smooth surface but it doesn't matter what's happening underneath. Game, such as wild boar, deer and wild birds, are now less common due to loss of habitat, the introduction of modern methods of intensive animal farming in the 1960s, and the rise of agribusinesses, such as Thai Charoen Pokphand Foods, in the 1980s.[26] Traditionally, fish, crustaceans, and shellfish play an important role in the diet of Thai people.[27] Anna Leonowens (of The King and I fame) observed in her book The English Governess at the Siamese Court (1870). Goat and mutton are rarely eaten except by Muslim Thais.

It reflects its culture, environment, ingenuity and values. Thai cuisine is one of the most popular cuisine in the world. Like a complex musical chord it's got to have a smooth surface but it doesn't matter what's happening underneath. In 2011, seven of Thai's popular dishes make it to the list of 'World's 50 Most Delicious Foods (Readers' Pick)' — a worldwide online poll by 35,000 people held by CNN International. Many dishes that are now popular in Thailand were originally Chinese dishes. Tables and chairs were introduced as part of a broader Westernization drive during the reign of King Mongkut, Rama IV.

Very often, regular restaurants will also feature a selection of freshly made "rice curry" dishes on their menu for single customers. Many dishes that are now popular in Thailand were originally Chinese dishes. Like a complex musical chord it's got to have a smooth surface but it doesn't matter what's happening underneath. Thai farmers historically have cultivated tens of thousands of rice varieties. "beautiful rice"). The other elements would include a clear soup (perhaps a spicy tom yam or a mellow tom chuet), a curry or stew (essentially any dish identified with the kaeng prefix), a deep-fried dish and a stir-fried dish of meat, fish, seafood or vegetables. In his book The Principles of Thai Cookery, celebrity chef, writer and authority on Thai cuisine McDang wrote: "What is Thai food? Every country in the world has its own food profile.

Thai cooking places emphasis on lightly prepared dishes with strong aromatic components and a spicy edge. The most notable influence from the West must be the introduction of the chili pepper from the Americas in the 16th or 17th century. Like a complex musical chord it's got to have a smooth surface but it doesn't matter what's happening underneath. They were introduced to Thailand by the Hokkien people starting in the 15th century, and by the Teochew people who started settling in larger numbers from the late 18th century CE onward, mainly in the towns and cities, and now form the majority of the Thai Chinese.[10][11][12] Such dishes include chok Thai: โจ๊ก (rice porridge), salapao (steamed buns), kuaitiao rat na (fried rice-noodles) and khao kha mu (stewed pork with rice). Chopsticks were foreign utensils to most ethnic groups in Thailand with the exception of the Thai Chinese, and a few other cultures such as the Akha people, who are recent arrivals from Yunnan Province, China. Eateries and shops that are specialized in pre-made food, are the usual place to go to for having a meal this way. "princely rice"). Very often, regular restaurants will also feature a selection of freshly made "rice curry" dishes on their menu for single customers.