Food is undoubtedly the best part of Thailand. Thai cuisine is so colorful and spicy. It incites all your taste glands. No wonder, the very name of Thai dishes brings water in people’s mouth. In Thailand you can find tasty food almost everywhere, they have restaurants, open air markets and street food on every street. There is immense variety in Thai food, from appetizers like spring rolls and fried wonton (Gyow Grob) to full course curry dishes like Panang curry and Masman curry; from noodle based dishes like Pad Thai, gravy Noodles and stir fry noodles, which are very distinct from the Chinese dishes, to soups like Thai wonton soup, shrimp soup or chicken coconut soup. Even the salad that Thailand offers, like Bean Thread Salad, Tofu salad and papaya salad are very different from those found elsewhere in the World. Despite, the huge variety of Thai food, seafood and chilly hot flavor are the heart of Thai cuisine.
Thai sea food restaurants in Thailand can be broadly classified into two types: stand alone restaurants and store front restaurants. The major difference between the two is that while stand alone restaurants are very much similar to the restaurants elsewhere in the World. They are run by professionals and their cooks are expert in Thai cooking, whereas store front restaurants are mostly run by families down the hereditary lines. Decors in store front are either vey less or not existent at all. But they always display some of the food in the menu out in the open, as a sample of what they have in offer. They also allow the customers to choose your own seafood or vegetable ingredients you want to be used in your food. For example in a simple noodles store front restaurant, they would have noodles out in open along with the meat they intend to use in your dish. This gives a sense of freshness in the customers as they can see how the food is being prepared.
Thai food is known for its hot spicy flavor. However, in some tourist places like Phuket or Bangkok, the cooks often tone down its spicy flavor to make it more customized to Western tourist. But, this can be disappointing for those who crave for the real Thai food, whose spicy attribute is its most indispensible feature. Royal Thai cuisine is hot spicy Thai food, decorated with a lot of freshly cut green plants blended with Thai art. The experience of tasting the original flavors of traditional home style Thai food tantalizes you tongue and melts in the mouth. For all the food lovers around the world authentic Thai Food is something they cannot miss out.