Besides the rich culture, Thailand is worldwide known for it rich in flavors cuisine. Depending on the region, quite some differences can be found, depending on different external influences in the past. Four regions can be distinguished in Thailand, each with their own distinct characteristics and specific food variations – Central, North, Northeast, South.
The common cooking principle is the balance between five tastes: bitter, sweet, sour, salty and spicy. Thai cuisine combines ingredients from these flavor categories to achieve the best experience. Fresh, rather than dried, herbs and spices are used. Thai dishes are typically spicy to very spicy and curries are a popular category. Hot chilies are popular ingredient of many dishes.