Thai food is unique and delicious. Most Thai dishes are a combination of sweet and salty, and sour and spicy. Each dish has its balance; for example, Pad Thai noodle has a sour and sweet taste; a trace of salty and spicy is optional. Curry is spicy, but you will find sweetness and a trace of salty as well. Thai food is healthy because it contains fresh vegetables, herbs, and relatively small portions of bite-sized meat.
Thai culinary is an art. A Thai dish contains at least a dozen ingredients. Thai cuisine uses a variety of sauces, such as fish, soy, chili, and oyster. Other ingredients include lime and lemon juices, tamarind juice, coconut milk, garlic, lemon grass, galangal, basil, cilantro, cayenne, and black peppers, bean sprouts, etc.
Traditionally, Thais use only fresh ingredients, such as fresh-made coconut milk and curry paste for use in curry dishes. It takes almost a day to make a curry dish. Thai cooking is labor and time consuming.