Thai food has its own distinct flavors. Combined with beautiful presentation and the rich culture and history of Thailand itself, itâ€™s not surprising that many people see Thai cuisine as a true culinary adventure.
One thing you need to know, though, is that thereâ€™s a big difference between authentic Thai food and the â€œwatered downâ€ version sold in many restaurants.Â For example, you will see a big difference when you use powdered coconut milk (or worse, all purpose cream) instead of fresh coconut milk. So if you want to discover the true taste of Thai cuisine then go back to its roots. There you’ll see that the Phad Thai that you’ve been scarfing down at the local mall kiosk may not be the actual recipe at all.
Why not combine a fun vacation with a culinary adventure and learn Thai in Bangkok? Â Â This will let you experience what the food should really taste like: the mix of the spices and aromatics, and the use of local ingredients. Even the substitutions of powered ingredients with fresh ingredients can add an unbelievable depth to the dish. Or using a claypo t when you cook, or adding an extra spice to the marinadeâ€”ah, these are the secrets that only the local Thai cooks know!
Which brings us to another point. One advantage that you wil get if you learn Thai in Bangkok is that you can see the tricks of local cooks that you wonâ€™t find in many cookbooks. For example, there are ways of squeezing coconut Â so that you get a very rich cream. You will also see the subtle differences in each dish, depending on the region, and even the history and culture that led to such an interesting cuisine. You’ll learn the secret of making delicious Tom Yum Goong or Gaeng Pet Bet Yaang.Â Indeed, when you learn Thai in Bangkok Â you will walk away not just with a full stomach but a deeper and richer perspective. Â It is not something you will ever forget in your lifetime!
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