Thailand is one of the most visited countries in the world. Travellers from everywhere travel to Thailand and this is understandably so because the country has so much to offer; long stretches of pristine beaches, friendly people, otherworldly temples, and of course, their famous cuisine.
Food will always be one of the things I look forward to every time I travel and things were no different when I went to Phuket to celebrate my birthday. I have had a glimpse of real Thai cuisine when I travelled to Bangkok last November but because I was nursing a broken heart, I didn’t really enjoy the food, not because it was not delicious but because my taste buds were not working. So, I told myself that I wouldn’t do justice to the food without trying it again when my heart is more sober.
Because Phuket is a town near the sea, we got to enjoy cheap and fresh seafood while in Karon while sipping fresh coconut water and eating the famous banana pancake. My palate was delighted and my tummy was overjoyed. Oh, if I could only have stayed in the island longer.
Thai cuisine is known for its generous use of spices and its fundamental tastes are sweet, sour, spicy, bitter, and salty. Dishes are prepared lightly and have strong aromatic components.
Suffice it to say that my birthday was a blast, thanks in part to the great Thai food that we ate. Vietnamese cuisine has long been my favourite but I am finding out that Thai cuisine is slowly becoming my other favourite.