Thai food usually has five primary flavors: sweet, spicy, sour, salty, and bitter. The sweet flavor in Thai food comes from sugar and coconut. The spicy flavor comes from chili peppers. The sour flavor comes from fruits like limes and pineapples. The salty flavor comes from salt and fish sauce. And finally, the bitter taste comes from leaves. People think that Thai dishes are delicious when they have all five flavors.
One of the most popular Thai dishes is pad thai. Pad thai can be found cooking at street carts in Thailand’s cities. It is also cooked at many restaurants around the world. The main ingredient in pad thai is rice noodles. The noodles are fried in a wok with eggs, meat, and vegetables. A wok is shaped like a bowl and is used for frying foods. Woks get very hot, so they are great for cooking quick meals. For example, pad thai can be made in under 20 minutes. When the pad thai is done cooking in the wok, many people like to add lime juice and chili peppers to their pad thai.
Another food that can be found at street carts in Thailand is pa thong ko. Do you like donuts? If you said yes, then you would love pa thong ko! Pa thong ko are made from dough that is deep fried in oil. They are small and crispy. Many people like to eat pa thong ko for breakfast. Many people also like to dip pa thong ko into their coffee.