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Gastronomía Tailandesa – Thai Food

La gastronomía de Tailandia suele ser algo picante pero con una mezcla de sabores y olores. Se caracteriza por su mezcla equilibrada de sabores ácidos, salados, dulces y picantes.

El ingrediente principal en la cocina tailandesa es el arroz, que puede ser ingrediente en sopas, frito o simplemente cocido blanco. Otros ingredientes que se usan comúnmente son los picantes, ajos, fideos y leche de coco. En carnes se emplea el pollo, y el cerdo. Entre los condimentos se encuentra el curry verde y el curry rojo tailandés formulado con cilantro y pimientos verdes , semillas de cilantro, salsa de soja y Nampla (salsa de pescado).

La cocina tailandesa mezcla cinco sabores fundamentales: dulce, picante, agrio, amargo y salado. Algunos ingredientes comunes utilizados en la cocina tailandesa incluyen el ajo, pimientos, hierba de limón y salsa de pescado. La comida básica en Tailandia es el arroz, el cual está en casi todas las comidas. Uno de los principales platillos es la carne estilo árabe que es una mezcla de carne de cordero y ternera condimentada con cominos, clavo y otras especias muy populares en la región.

Algunos platos son:

  • Sukijakithai: Carne y pescado rebozado en huevo acompañado con verduras y pasta de harina de arroz.
  • Nevayum: Carne troceada condimentada acompañado con ensalada.
  • Tom Kha Gai: Sopa de raíz de galanga.
  • Kaeng Kari Kai: Pollo al curry suave.
  • Tom yum: Un tipo de sopa picante y ácida,gambas,caldo de pollo o ternera, cilantro, setas y limoncillo.

El desayuno tailandés consiste en general de arroz con pollo, cerdo, ajo y gambas. Esto es acompañado por huevo frito y pepinillos en vinagre.

La cena es la comida más importante en Tailandia. En ésta se pueden apreciar los mejores platos. Se encuentran presentes la sopa, el arroz, el postre y pollo o pescado preparado en diversas maneras.

mayo 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm Deja un comentario

You know you’ve lived in Bangkok for too long when…

1. Your whole day is ruined if the nearest 7-Eleven is temporarily closed for renovations or inventory.

2. You savour the few seconds of wind created by an approaching Skytrain.

3. You have a usual “motosai guy” who knows your schedule better than your friends and family.

4. You find it perfectly acceptable to eat an ice-cream sandwich made with the same bread used to feed fish and ducks.

5. You’ve developed a sixth sense that allows you to:

-Identify ladyboys.

-Spot sexpats.

-Accurately determine who will be getting off at the Nana train stop.

6. You think spending more than B40 at a street stall is way too expensive.

7. You start suggesting karaoke as a “fun night out”.

8. You pat yourself on the back for being adventurous when you go somewhere that’s not in Sukhumvit or Silom.

9. You stop questioning why the nickname “Apple” is spelled as “Ple” and pronounced as “Pun”.

10. All your conversations revolve around stating the obvious, from discussing the weather, to how much traffic there is. And you enjoy complaining about these things over and over again.

11. You use napkins to wipe your plate and utensils at every restaurant you go to without realising it.

12. You only drive in the middle lane because you know the side lanes are reserved for taxis waiting for passengers/vendors pushing their street carts/people illegally parking to run out and buy something.

13. You don’t bat an eyelash when you see homeless people/kids selling garlands in the road/prostitutes.

14. You make sure to take numerous packs of instant noodles with you anytime you travel abroad.

15. You know a fried egg should be placed on top of every dish.

16. You accept that “Thai logic” consists of things like having an attendant hand you a ticket from an automatic machine and security guards letting everyone pass through the metal detector no matter how much it beeps.

17. You use the sound of a wailing siren from an ambulance, fire truck, or police car as an invitation to speed up, instead of pulling over in case there’s a real emergency.

18. You’ve finally mastered how to pronounce Boromratchonnanee Road.

19. Weekends don’t mean anything to you because you know there’s a party every night of the week. And you will attend every single one.

20. You could go on and on with this list, but then you realise it’s lunch time so you stop. Because nothing shows you’ve truly adapted to Bangkok life more than valuing mealtime over any other activity.

mayo 10, 2013 at 1:46 pm 1 comentario