What do you call Thai food? Hot and spicy? Good or bad? Delicious or not just my cup of tea.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re in Thailand eating at a fine dining establishment, a street vender or at home the dish or meal is dependent upon who the chef is.
My wife cooks delicious Thai food as attested by our kids, grandkids, great grandkids and a number of local Thai women. Instead of going out to eat she’s rather cook at home.
I’ve eaten Thai food in Thailand, the US, Europe and Japan and the food depends on whether it is Esan (northeastern), Bangkok or other regional-style food.
The ingredients are important, but it all comes together with a chef who knows how to bring out the flavors of those ingredients. But when traveling in Thailand I love picking Thai food from street venders.
Truly not all a Thai food is created equal. As my great-grands will tell you, “That’s not Nana’s Lop” unless of course it has been made for them by Nana. – I am the Real Truckmaster!