Tuesday, May 4, 2010


The ideal Thai meal is a harmonious blend of the spicy, the subtle, the sweet and sour, and is meant to be equally satisfying to eye, nose and palate. A typical meal might include a clear soup, a steamed dish, a fried dish, a hot and a variety of sauces into which food is dipped. This would be followed by sweet desserts.

Pad Thai is a popular dish served during Thai New Years - Songkran Festivals a stir-fry of rice noodles, tofu, bean sprouts and egg and is one of Thailand's best-known dishes. As with so much Thai food, this dish uses the combination of sweet, sour, and salty to great effect.

A popular street food also served at Songkran Festivals is Kanon Tom. This is a dish made of sticky rice and mung bean balls piled high into a pyramid shaped.

Another popular dish found during the New Year's celebration is Crispy Pancakes. A Variety of toppings can be placed on this dish. One version has shredded coconut and golden threads. This is made from strips of egg yolk. It is the lighter orange mixture. Another version has shredded coconut and either coriander or chopped spring onions. In the photos you can see a darker orange mixture which is in fact shredded coconut with a colouring agent.