Thai food may have originated as long ago as 1,400 years ago and gets its origination from the people who emigrated from the southern Chinese provinces into modern day Thailand many many centuries ago. These people were known to dine on plants, herbs and aquatic creatures mostly. Historically there were Szechwan influences in Thai cuisine as well, although many other influences have affected Thai food throughout the centuries.
The most common ingredients used in the cooking of Thai cuisines are Allium vegetables, like shallots, onion, scallions, and garlic. Coconut milk, chiles, fish sauce, curry paste, rice and fresh herbs are also very common and important ingredients needed to prepare Thai cuisines. The fish sauce is known as nam pla and is a pungent brine made by fermenting fish with salt. Curry paste can be made in any way you’d like to make it your own. The red shallots used in Thai cuisines are called hom daeng and the garlic used is called kra-thiam.
Soups are very popular in Thai menus and the most popular one is called Tom Yum (aka Spicy Shrimp Soup). Many of the soups in Thai restaurants are spicy and or hot, while others can be very sweet and savory. Gaeng Jued Thao Hoo Mhoo Sub soup is an easy to eat soup that can warm your belly without burning your tongue.
Curries also come in similar spice ratios from extremely spicy to mild, yet flavorful. Green Thai curry is considered to be the hottest of all curries and is known for giving that burning tasty flavor all over your taste buds. Yellow curry on the other hand is considered to be the least spicy curry dish and often uses coriander, cumin, lemongrass ginger, garlic, and yellow or red chili, as well as coconut milk. This curry has a rich, sweet, and mild flavor to it. Another delicious curry is Red curry, which is in the middle of the two other curries. Red curry is made with red chili peppers, garlic, sea salt, lemongrass, turmeric, and shrimp paste. Red curry gives off a bold and spicy flavor. It is very versatile and well enjoyed food.
Fried rice and noodles are also a staple of traditional Thai cuisine. Gauy teow simply means noodle soup and is possibly the most popular Thai food in Thailand. This dish is available any time of the day and makes for a great late night snack. Thai cuisines can come with rice as the center of the dish or as a side. The best rice is a jasmine rice dish and is called either Hom Mali or Thai Fragrant Rice and is added to many Thai dishes. Nasi Goreng is a rice dish of its own and is accompanied by chicken, squid, prawns, tomatoes, cucumbers, and sometimes fried eggs.
Many of these dishes and ones similar to them are featured on our menu and are available daily. We encourage our customers to step out of their comfort zones and try something new on every visit. We are the healthiest way to try Thai foods. Come in for lunch or dinner.