Kai Toon (ไข่ตุ๋น) is a Thai steamed omelette.
Thai food is one of the most popular foods worldwide. It can be separated into 4 major regions: Southern food, Central food, North-East food ( also known as Esaan Food) and Northern cuisine).
Traditional Thai cooking uses 5 flavors throughout
thai dishes combining them to get a perfect taste. These are sour, sweet, salty, bitter and spicy flavors.
The main cooking techniques in a Thai kitchen are grilling, steaming, boiling, deep frying and stir frying.
Thai cuisine is very versatile and can be easily adjusted to your own tasting, preferences and your healthy diet. Just ask your fitness instructor 😉
If you can’t eat spicy food, put less chilies or avoid altogether. If you are counting calories, avoid deep fried dishes and use more vegetables in your stir fried meal. Cook yourself a steamed fish or a healthy and light seafood soup.
In case the number of calories does not scare you unleash your inner beast and go for a deep fried crispy pork belly or some insanely delicious Asian style chicken wings.
Most of the Thai cooking is done really fast the recipes are quick and easy. It is a healthy alternative to fast food and the ingredients used in most Thai recipes are also cheap provided you live in Asia. In order to start your journey in to Thai cooking you will need access to basic Asian condiments such as fish sauce, oyster sauce, soy sauce, chili paste, shrimp paste.
And of course you will need to have such herbs and roots as galangal, ginger, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, cilantro, garlic, basil and some really spicy chilies 😉
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