Comfort food makes me think of Thai food instantly, I guess it is also that equilibrium of salty, sweet, spicy, sour, and hot that really gets most Indians going. We love the palate of each one of these food components in each bite and it is not a miracle that the density of good and inexpensive Thai food makes us long a visit to Thai restaurants again and again.
Traditional Thai meals are a composed mix of fruit, rice, small portions of meat, and lots of vegetables and even more herbs and spices (ginger, chilli, lemongrass etc) which is presented all together. Steamed rice is an integral part of the meal, which is typically long grain Jasmine. Owing to the Buddhist Influence, they do not use animals in big chunks. The preferred modes of cooking are usually grilling, baking or stewing. Stir frying was inclined from the Chinese. In the Northern part of Thailand, Lanna Khantoke dinners are enormously popular. Thai skilfulness is renowned which is also visible on their food presentation. The ornamental detail on even bite-sized dumplings, the carved fruits and particularly the desserts is obtainable even at street food stalls and is beautiful to behold.
Where The Dilliwaalas Go For Thai
Neung Roi - Radisson Blu Plaza Mahipalpur
Thai High - Mehrauli, South Delhi
Ego Thai - New Friends Colony, South Delhi
EEST - The Westin, Gurgaon
Honk - Pullman New Delhi Aerocity
Thai House By Kylin - Greater Kailash (GK) 1, South Delhi
Some Common Food Terminology In Thai
Kaeng Phed – Red curry paste made with red chilli and coconut milk
Kaeng Kiew Wan – Green curry paste made with green chilli and coconut milk
Praew Wan – Sweet and sour
Prik Gaprow – Fried with chilies and basil leaves
Yang – Barbecued
Yam – Spicy and sour
Phad – Sautéed
Gai – Chicken
Pla – Fish
Goong – Prawn
Rupali Dean is a familiar name in Food & Travel writing. Her passion and work takes her on various travels across the world and her by-line is familiar to discerning readers of esteemed magazines and Newspapers like Uppercrust, Food & Wine, Discover India, Economic Times Travel, Hindustan Times City, Statesman etc to name a few. A trained hospitality professional, from the Institute of Hotel Management, Ahmedabad gives her an edge over any other food writer. She has also won the Best Food Travel writer award in India by Spain Tourism and has been Featured among India’s Top 5 Food Bloggers in India in the Hi Blitz magazine.
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