Welcome to Recipes from Thailand!
I have always had a problem with recipes that I have picked up when travelling - I cannot make it exactly the same as that delicious dish I tasted in the restaurant. The reason for this is that I have not followed the techniques used in the food preparation and this is what this site is about. Here you you can learn and follow the exact techniques that the Thai chefs use in their kitchens. Thai cuisine as we know it today started in the central region in the town of Ayutthaya where the Kings Court was formed. The open policy of that time encouraged foreign countries who wished to trade with Siam to establish villages around the perimeter of the city and to have dialogue with the court in very much the same way as foreign embassies do today. With this policy the king and his court had the benefits of many different cultures but they also traded for spices and foods that were not readily come by in that period. And they learned of many cooking styles.