Thai cuisine is the national cuisine of Thailand. Blending elements of several Southeast Asian traditions, Thai cooking places emphasis on lightly prepared dishes with strong aromatic components. The spiciness in Thai dishes is well known. Thai food is often considered to be sour, sweet, salty, and bitter, all at the same time.
Thai food is cooked with fresh ingredients like chili paste, fresh dry chili, basil leaves, onion, lemon grass or mint leaves, along with fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices. Rice, noodles and curry base are additional staples of Thai cuisine and with less oil in cooking of the food, allows all around for this to be an overall healthier lifestyle choice too.