Thai Food is one of the most unique cuisines in the world. It uses ingredients and techniques you won’t find anywhere else. That’s why it’s so delicious! These are some facts about Thai food you might not know:

  1. Nothing is baked

Good luck finding a baked pastry in Thailand! Fried and grilled foods are the norm here, so you’re not likely to find cookies or cakes.

  1. Dishes are very region-specific

You might find a dish in northern Thailand that you love, but you won’t be able to find it in the south. That is because dishes in Thailand are region-specific. For example, gaeng hanglay is a popular dish in the north but is severely lacking in quantity elsewhere. Khao soi, one of the most devoured dishes in Chiang Mai, is another dish that is super specific to the north of Thailand, and those hoping to eat it time and again will have to search extensively to find it.

  1. Strong Chinese Influence

Some 2,000 years ago, many Chinese immigrants made their way to Thailand, and they brought their cuisine with them. From soy sauce to rice, the staple of the Thai diet originated in China.