Thai cuisine refers to typical foods, beverages, and cooking styles common to the country of Thailand. Thai Cuisine is known for its balance of five fundamental flavors in each dish or the overall meal – hot (spicy), sour, sweet, salty and bitter (optional). Although popularly considered as a single cuisine, Thai food would be more accurately described as four regional cuisines corresponding to the four main regions of the country: Northern, Northeastern (or Isan), Central and Southern. Southern curries, for example, tend to contain coconut milk and fresh turmeric, while northeastern dishes often include lime juice. Thai food is known for its enthusiastic use of fresh (rather than dried) herbs and spices as well as fish sauce. Thai food is popular in many Western countries especially in Australia, New Zealand, some countries in Europe such as the United Kingdom, as well as the United States, and Canada. [Wikipedia]

Thai Chicken, Ginger and Cashews

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

A dish full of flavor, freshness, and attitude. The ingredients are easy to prepare – fresh grated ginger, lots of coriander, a chili and garlic to add to the excitement, cashews browned in oil, combined with chicken, coconut milk, green capsicum, severed over a bed of white rice.