If you are looking for some surprising facts about Thai cuisine you have come to the right place. Let’s take a look at the top five.
1. Nothing is Baked
No food that is traditionally Thai requires an oven. Baked goods can be quite expensive and are very hard to find whether you go looking for it in a restaurant in Bophut or Bangkok.
2. Very Cheap
Thai food is extensive and delicious but also very cheap in Thailand. So you have absolutely no excuse but to stuff your face with as much as you can.
3. Dishes are Region Specific
Dishes in Thailand are very rigidly region-specific. So what you eat in Chiang Mai would be completely different from what you eat in Bangkok. So every time you explore a new region, be sure to try their dishes.
4. Chinese Influence
Despite the Chinese influences, Thai food has been around for over 2000 years from the first immigrants, it is still a very integral part of Thai cuisine.
5. Everything Has Sugar (Almost)
If you have diabetes or hate sweet things, Thai cuisine is not for you. There is sugar in almost every single dish!