Nominated for: BEST Thai
Thai cuisine is essentially a mixture of centuries-old Eastern and Western influences harmoniously combined. Traditional Thai cooking methods were stewing and baking, or grilling. Chili peppers were introduced to Thai cooking during the late 1600s by Portuguese missionaries. The characteristics of Thai food depend on who cooks it, for whom it is cooked, for what occasion, and where it is cooked to suit all appetites. Thai food is internationally famous. Regardless of mild or spicy, harmony is the guiding principle behind each dish.