Thai food is indeed a treat for your taste buds not to mention a feast for the eyes with decorated assortments of carved fruits and vegetables. Here are some interesting insights on key flavours, presentation and eating styles of Thai cuisine.

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With a blend of salty, sweet, sour, bitter and spicy flavours, one can find almost all five flavours in a single Thai dish. Thai individuals also tend to indulge in their food slowly and consider their daily meals an opportunity to show a gesture of love and affection.


Decorated with an assortment of splendidly carved vegetables and fruits not to mention palace-style stir-fries, the presentation of food plays an integral aspect of Thai culture. The belief is that the real taste of food is dependent on how appealing the food looks just as much as the flavours they combine.

Cutlery and eating style

A fork and a large spoon are all the cutlery that locals would need to gorge on a scrumptious Thai dish. This generally uses a spoon in place of a knife and a fork is used to gather the food on the spoon before it reaches the mouth. Thais also prefer to sink their teeth into one dish at a time rather than mixing various dishes on their plate at a given time. Get excited for a stay at the stylish lyf Sukhumvit 8 Bangkok, and this luxury co-living Sukhumvit experience will teach you everything about Thai food and eating styles in no time. Better still, why not make your own Thai dish in the apartment’s shared kitchen? 


From the Chinese that brought noodles to Thailand to Indians who spiced up Thai curries with a variety of flavours, Thai cuisine is influenced by many different traditions and cultures. This exotic cuisine is simply not a derivation from Indian and Chinese traditions alone and one can easily find influences from neighbouring countries like Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Burma, and Malaysia. These various influences are what make Thai cuisine a melting pot of culinary adventures loved by anyone in the world.