Koh Lan Seafood Market Discover Thailand

February 3, 2016 By Richard
Koh Lan Seafood Market Discover Thailand

Koh Lan Seafood Market Discover Thailand

Koh Lan Seafood Market Discover Thailand

We called in at the Koh Lan seafood market on the way back to our hotel to get some seafood for supper. This market is open early evening until late, or when they have sold out of stock. We arrived around 6 pm and the places was buzzing with people selecting the perfect seafood for their evening meal.

My wife checked out the quality of the catch and selected her seafood for the evening which was then passed to the Chefs who cooked barbecue style in open fires. The aroma was amazing and filled the air around the marketplace. The atmosphere was quite amazing with people excitedly choosing the various seafoods and then taking them to be cooked.

When the cooking was completed we headed back to the hotel and sat on the balcony overlooking the bay, devouring delicious seafood and washing it down with cold beer. The perfect end to our day.

Thai Cuisine is the national cuisine of Thailand. Balance, detail, and variety are of paramount significance to Thai chefs. In his book The Principles of Thai Cookery, celebrity chef, writer, and authority on Thai cuisine McDang wrote:

“What is Thai food? Every country in the world has its own food profile. It reflects its culture, environment, ingenuity and values. In the case of Thailand, these words come to mind: intricacy; attention to detail; texture; color; taste; and the use of ingredients with medicinal benefits, as well as good flavor.

We not only pay attention to how a dish tastes: we are also concerned about how it looks, how it smells, and how it fits in with the rest of the meal. We think of all parts of the meal as a whole – sum rap Thai (the way Thais eat), is the term we use for the unique components that make up a characteristically Thai meal.”

Thai cooking places emphasis on lightly prepared dishes with strong aromatic components and a spicy edge. It is known for its complex interplay of at least three and up to four or five fundamental taste senses in each dish or the overall meal: sour, sweet, salty, bitter, and spicy. Australian chef David Thompson, a prolific chef and expert on Thai food, observed that unlike many other cuisines:

“Thai food ain’t about simplicity. It’s about the juggling of disparate elements to create a harmonious finish. Like a complex musical chord it’s got to have a smooth surface but it doesn’t matter what’s happening underneath. Simplicity isn’t the dictum here, at all. Some westerners think it’s a jumble of flavours, but to a Thai that’s important, it’s the complexity they delight in.”.

Thai cuisine (อาหารไทย : Ar-Han-Thai) is one of the most popular cuisine in the world. In 2011, seven of Thailand’s popular dishes made it to the list of the “World’s 50 Most Delicious Foods (Readers’ Pick)”— a worldwide online poll of 35,000 people by CNN Travel. Thailand had more dishes on the list than any other country. They were tom yam goong (4th), pad Thai (5th), som tam (6th),massaman curry (10th), green curry (19th), Thai fried rice (24th) and moo nam tok (36th).

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