It reflects its culture, environment, ingenuity and values. Sticky rice, not jasmine rice, is the staple food in the local cuisines of Northern Thailand and of Isan (Northeastern Thailand), both regions of Thailand directly adjacent to Laos with which they share many cultural traits. Goat and mutton are rarely eaten except by Muslim Thais. This style of serving food is called khao rat kaeng (lit. Traditionally, the majority of ethnic Thai people ate with their hands like the people of India.
Common flavors in Thai food come from garlic, galangal, coriander/cilantro, lemon grass, shallots, pepper, kaffir lime leaves, shrimp paste, fish sauce, and chilies. In 2011, seven of Thai's popular dishes make it to the list of 'World's 50 Most Delicious Foods (Readers' Pick)' — a worldwide online poll by 35,000 people held by CNN International. "beautiful rice"). This style of serving food is called khao rat kaeng (lit. Today, however, most Thais eat with a fork and spoon. "beautiful rice").
In 2011, seven of Thai's popular dishes make it to the list of 'World's 50 Most Delicious Foods (Readers' Pick)' — a worldwide online poll by 35,000 people held by CNN International. These venues have a large display showing the different dishes from which one can choose. They are similar to the Teochew mee pok. This style of serving food is called khao rat kaeng (lit. They were introduced to Thailand by the Hokkien people starting in the 15th century, and by the Teochew people who started settling in larger numbers from the late 18th century CE onward, mainly in the towns and cities, and now form the majority of the Thai Chinese. Such dishes include chok Thai: โจ๊ก (rice porridge), salapao (steamed buns), kuaitiao rat na (fried rice-noodles) and khao kha mu (stewed pork with rice). Simplicity isn't the dictum here, at all. With certain dishes, such as khao kha mu (pork trotter stewed in soy sauce and served with rice), whole Thai peppers and raw garlic are served in addition to the sour chili sauce.
One type, which is indigenous to Thailand, is the highly prized, sweet-smelling jasmine rice (khao hom mali). According to Zilkia Janer, a lecturer on Latin American culture at Hofstra University, it is impossible to choose a single national dish, even unofficially, for countries such as Mexico, because of their diverse ethnic populations and cultures. The cuisine of such countries simply cannot be represented by any single, national dish. Thai cuisine is the national cuisine of Thailand. This style of serving food is called khao rat kaeng (lit. Some westerners think it's a jumble of flavours, but to a Thai that's important, it's the complexity they delight in". "rice covered with curry"), or for short khao kaeng (lit. Very often, regular restaurants will also feature a selection of freshly made "rice curry" dishes on their menu for single customers. The identification of Latin-American national dishes is stronger among expatriate communities in North America. In Latin American countries, the plato nacional is usually part of the cuisine of rural and peasant communities, and not necessarily part of the everyday cuisine of city dwellers.