The Cuisine of Central Thailand

Thai Kitchen in Phichit
The residents of central Thailand combine various regional dishes. They always serve kaeng or curry with rice. Food typical for central Thailand consists of a very spicy curry, some less spicy and moderately seasoned curries. One of the most popular curry dishes in all of Thailand, including the middle region of the country, is tom yam kung, a soups with shrimp, lemongrass, garlic, sedge, chili and lemon leaves. Another very popular dish is kaeng khiao wan which is made of beef, green curry, coconut milk, basil and chili, or yam, a spicy sour salad consisting of glass noodles, meat and vegetables.