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The four essential flavours of Thai cuisine

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Thai Ingredients

Nailing that authentic recipe comes down to achieving the perfect balance between four key styles of ingredients.

SALTY: fish sauce, shrimp paste

SPICY: chillies, pepper

SOUR: lime, tamarind

SWEET: palm sugar, fruits

Every dish in Thai cuisine incorporates at least two of these – sometimes all four. One flavour may be dominant, but the others will be there too, like notes in a chord. That’s what makes Thai food so interesting.