When we think about Thai food, we think of fiery, strong-tasting dishes such as tom yam or kerabu. But Thai cuisine is much more diverse than that – from the boiled and grilled dishes in Isaan (north-eastern Thailand) to the diverse curries of central Thailand and spicy, piquant soups down south.
Malaysia’s northern states’ close proximity to Thailand means that their food has distinct Thai influences – from the types of herbs to the generous use of santan (coconut milk). It also means that northerners get to easily sample authentic Thai food.
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