Thai food is a cultural inheritance transferred to and from generations. In Thai eating culture, rice is the main component to be consumed with other supplement. The Thai menu is composed of diverse methods on cooking, for instance, boiling, soup, frying, spicy salad and the chilly paste with the combination of tastes; sour, salty, sweet and spicy that are rarely found in other national cuisines.
Basically, the preparation and the cooling methods of the Thai food are delicate. In addition, the decoration by using various colors of vegetables and fruits including the craving of these materials are the arts inherited from the ancient time. These make the Thai food popular in many countries.
Thai food is outstanding in the combination of tastes and the nutritional values which are different from others and make the foods popular all over the world.
(Thai food good health: The National Research Council of Thailand and Kasetsart University)