Spicy-and-sour or salty-and-fruity: Thai dishes like to combine contrasting flavors.
Also mainly popular are soups and curries, prepared with vegetables, fruits, meat, fish and/or shrimp and exotic spices. For this purpose, rice - fragrant rice, jasmine rice or Thai rice – are served, which is still staple food in Thailand. For the typical touch in Thai food are coconut milk, soy and chili sauce are added as well as the spicy curry pastes, available in red, yellow and green.
A traditional Thai dish is Pad Thai, fried rice noodles with egg. Historically you can especially find many Chinese and Indian influences in today's Thai kitchen.