Thai cuisine is a complex yet unique combination of flavors in that it is agreeably sharp to one’s taste, while at the same time being pleasantly biting and tart.
If there were only one benefit of traveling to and vacationing in Thailand, we would have to say that it is a nation filled with culinary delights. Thai cuisine is a complex yet unique combination of flavors in that it is agreeably sharp to one’s taste, while at the same time being pleasantly biting and tart. Basically, Thai dishes reflect a balance between salty, sour, spicy, and sweet. So it is easy to say why this island is a favorite destination of traveling foodies worldwide. If you are a lover of Thai cuisine, a culinary tour may just be the ticket for a delightful experience.
Culinary tours of Thailand can be scheduled as briefly or lengthy as you desire ranging from only a few days to the entire time you are visiting the country. Even if you are only traveling from Point A to Point B, but your route takes you through Thailand, you could probably avail yourself of several tour options to choose from. Regardless, you will quickly discover that there are a number of culinary tours that you could participate in while visiting this Southeast Asian gem. You can easily book these tours in most of the major cities as well.
Culinary tourism is an important segment of the tourist industry as it attracts a wide range of food and wine aficionados and a culinary tour of Thailand is certainly no exception. You have an opportunity to explore the best of both worlds when taking one of these tours as it enables you to sample both local and regional favorites while visiting a new destination at the same time. In many instances, culinary tours can be extremely educational as well in that you can attend food and/or wine tastings or learn different cooking techniques with chefs. Some of the best known Thai dishes are:
- Pad Thai
- Gai Med Ma Moung (cashew nuts with chicken)
- Tom Yam Goong
- Kuay Tiew
- Som Tam (spicy papaya salad)
- Geng Kheaw Wan Gai (Chicken in Green Curry)
But this is just a glimpse into the Thai cuisine, but there are a wide variety of dishes that you can try. Most importantly, a culinary tour of Thailand will introduce you to a new type of vacation experience if you have never done this before. The goal of culinary tourism is to educate and inspire foodies and wine aficionados.
However, it should also provide you with an opportunity to explore different communities while at the same time teaching you about different culinary techniques, the history of different foods, and trends of the locals. Culinary tours along with travel packages are a culturally immersing experience and can provide you with a broad range of cooking and food sampling or trends that are indigenous to the local people.