While “Thai food” has gained international recognition, Thai cuisine can actually be broken down by the region from which it originated.
Each of Thailand’s different regions has developed its own style and is responsible for dishes that are quite different from those of other regions.
Thai food from Issarn, in the northeast of Thailand, shares many similarities with cuisine from neighboring Laos, though the Thai versions of the dishes, such as Som Tam, are a lot heavier on the chili.
Southern curries on the other hand, are less spicy, with a greater Malaysian influence, and feature more coconut and turmeric. And while Thai people love fish, whether from the river or the sea, Thailand’s beaches are the prime destinations to sample the best Thai seafood dishes.