All main characteristic Thai dishes are obliged to follow the main principle – to a principle of five tastes. «Collecting in meeting» these tastes depends on a combination of products. Salty, sweet, sour, sharp, minds – here these tastes, and they are in each dish. What is known about Thai cuisine? Five tastes
For Shashlychka wait Galya Konstantinova, personal archive

All main characteristic Thai dishes are obliged to follow the main principle – to a principle of five tastes. «Collecting in meeting» these tastes depends on a combination of products. Salty, sweet, sour, sharp, minds – here these tastes. If someone does not know about minds is very easily is in the Network. I will note only that taste minds was probably familiar also to ancient Romans who did the fermented fish sauce.

Five tastes are almost in each dish unless in desserts can be simpler. By the way, there is no confidence that Thai cuisine once represented the menu from the 4th dishes, as in Europe: snack, soup, hot, dessert. Who that had, that and ate that. Also it is not known, even if ate much and a miscellaneous, in what sequence dishes could move.

About stories of consumption of food in Thailand it is possible to build assumptions, now – depending on prosperity and how it was already described. Thais often eat on the street – not in cafe, and on parapets, steps where it is convenient if it it is necessary quickly, in a break if work street. Also they eat and from trays, sometimes directly in the markets therefore there is no secret.

  • What is known about Thai cuisine? Five tastes
    Galya Konstantinova, personal archive
  • What is known about Thai cuisine? Five tastes
    Galya Konstantinova, personal archive
  • What is known about Thai cuisine? Five tastes
    Galya Konstantinova, personal archive
  • What is known about Thai cuisine? Five tastes
    Galya Konstantinova, personal archive
  • What is known about Thai cuisine? Five tastes
    Galya Konstantinova, personal archive
  • What is known about Thai cuisine? Five tastes
    Galya Konstantinova, personal archive
  • What is known about Thai cuisine? Five tastes
    Galya Konstantinova, personal archive

As to street food from trays, it foreigners, especially фаранги, and even tourists do not shun also. Here everyone for itself(himself) solves itself. We sometimes eat shish kebabs somewhere on the street?

Thais do the small shashlychka of shrimps, chicken and pork (the last are called as Muu Ping), only they absolutely small and on a wooden stick (a bamboo shpazhka) which does not burn out. By the way, procedure not the fast. We meat have a huge piece, but it will prepare is rather. Matter in quality of coal: it another, more dense, inflames more slowly, but burns more long. Meat too is pickled, but marinades have so local character what to repeat houses it will not turn out. The most usual marinade for pork shashlychok – garlic, white pepper, coriander, oyster, fish and soya sauces, palm or cane sugar. During sorcery already when cooking – grease meat with coconut milk.

However a basis of bases – fig. There is a lot of it, it different grades (is also red, and even black). It can submit to shish kebabs at once. To shish kebabs submit also bitter Chile sauce.

One more product without which it is impossible for itself to present Thai cuisine – red pepper. It is surprising that it – «not native», it was delivered by Portuguese from Latin America. Thai Chile – small, green (immature) and red, it "is accepted" practically in all dishes. And fruit with Chile did not try?

About advantage of Chile it is written much, everything not to count. «In a mouth» if the dish got strongly "spice", it is possible to appease a burn coconut milk or hot tea.

Bitter Chile sauce (Dzheu) becomes only from a dried and smoked pepper. Procedure simple: crushed by Chile incorporates to onions-shalot, coriander, grain from the roasted rice, fish sauce and the squeezed-out lime.

On a table will always submit sweet sauce with Chile. It is on sale and in shops – already ready. But it is possible to prepare houses, components for this sauce at us everything is. To grind fresh pepper with garlic (approximately equal quantity of peppers and cloves), some minutes to boil thoroughly (it is possible directly in a sugar syrup, it is possible to add then sugar – not less cup) to pour in in кастрюльку stirred in a small amount of water starch, some spoons of vinegar, salt (in the original – fish sauce). In bank and in the refrigerator – for life warming. Moves with everything with what the soul will wish.

Chile is used, naturally, and in sauce for fish and seafood.

Time we already familiarized with meat hot with appropriate sauce, it is necessary to pass to a dessert. Pancakes with banana – at every turn. Procedure of preparation is clear from photos: dough for a brazier, instantly there are put slices of bananas (either big, or small), everything is turned, turns over, pours down condensed milk, chocolate or vanilla on a choice, is cut – and here it, the elementary dessert. This quite nice dessert or even перекус – comes from Malaysia, is called to "company".

But, certainly, described and close features of Thai cuisine are not settled. And I, however, do not know, whether Thais of insects eat. But – sell.

Next time it is possible to talk about soups. And about the king of soups under the name – Tom Yam.