Every Thai meal is a delicate balancing act of bold
flavors. The soups and curries are both tart and creamy sweet, flavored
with sour tamarind, scarlet-hot chilies, tangy lime leaves and handfuls of
aromatic basil, coriander and mint. While the cooking of Thailand has
borrowed from other countries, stir-fried and steamed dishes from China,
spices from India - these influences have been shaped into a cuisine whose
taste and fragrances are uniquely Thai.