Thai cuisine evolved from several cultural influencers and imaginative chefs. Unique in taste and distinct in spice, Thai cuisine is appreciated around the world. Next time you’re out for Thai food in Lexington, MA, or surrounding towns, here are few interesting facts to keep in mind.
When it comes to Thai cooking, ovens are nearly non-existent. Most dishes are created in woks or on the grill.
Unlike the Chinese culture, Thai cuisine is eaten with the use of a fork and large spoon.
Yes, you read that correctly. Due to the brutal heat in Thailand, it’s become common practice to enjoy an ice-cold beer (no pun intended) over ice!
One of the most common ways to great someone in Thailand is, “Gin Khao Yung,” or “Have you eaten?” Because of the love for food, snacking throughout the day is also common.
Unlike several cultures, Thai cultures don’t differentiate foods with time. So, if you’re feeling like a little noodle soup for breakfast, have at it!
Thai cuisine is popular regardless of which continent you’re visiting. The two most popular dishes, Pad Thai and Tom Yum Goong, are available in nearly every corner of the globe!
Thai cuisine is a perfect blend of spices. The four primary tastes that every Thai dish contains are sweet, sour, spicy, and salty.
Nearly every Thai dish shares a common ingredient, sugar. In most cases, at least one tablespoon is incorporated into the dish to provide the “sweet” in the four tastes.
Although there are several recipes for Oliang, many blends contain common ingredients. Coffee, brown sugar, cardamom, soybeans, sesame seeds, and rice are often found in Thai coffee drinks.
Yes, Thai culture has a rice goddess. As folklore has it, Phosop provides food to all, but upsetting her will lead to hunger.
Now that you’re in the know, it’s time to experience authentic Thai food in Lexington MA, for yourself. Stop by White Coconut Thai Restaurant for the area’s only true authentic experience. Conveniently located near the Burlington Mall, our family looks forward to serving you!