Across the globe, people have been enjoying Thai food for centuries.Â And for good reason! However, if youâ€™re not familiar with Thai food in Nashua, NH, no worries! With universal properties, itâ€™s easy to enjoy their favorite dishes no matter where they travel.Â From etiquette to spices, in this article, weâ€™ll take a look at the foundations of Thai food and what one should expect when dining on this multi-century authentic cuisine.
One thing is for sure, Thai food is known for its use of spices.Â Heavily influenced by Indian spices and flavors, Thai food uses a lot of curry.Â However, Thai curry and Indian curry are much different.Â Thai curry incorporates locally sourced ingredients such as basil, lemongrass, and ginger to create its own distinct and unique flavor.
Although this blend of ingredients sounds delightful (which it is), consumers need to be warned about the heat.Â The Thai spice level is a numerical system created for consumer awareness, and is no joke!Â Much different than the American spice level weâ€™re used to in New England, Thai spice five is not for the faint! Be sure to check out our article that further explains the Thai spice level system.
Although personal preference is key here, there are dishes that seem to be the most commonly ordered.Â Below is a list of the top five dishes ordered here at the Giant of Siam.
A common misconception when it concerns Thai food is how to eat it.Â Many people associate Thai cuisine with Chinese cuisine.Â However, the two have many differences.Â One of most overlooked differences is the use of utensils. While the Chinese prefer chopsticks while dining, the Thai culture does not.Â Instead, when dining out for Thai food in Nashua, NH expect to eat with a fork and large spoon.Â The spoon is held in the right hand, replacing the American standard of properly holding a knife while the fork is in the left hand.
Phosop is known as the rice goddess in Thai culture.Â Ensuring that the Thai people all have enough to eat, itâ€™s considered rude to throw away any uneaten portions of your meal.Â We mention this because whether you intend to eat your leftovers or not, be sure not to enrage Phosop, who will spread famine if enraged!
If youâ€™re looking for authentic Thai food in Nashua, NH, be sure to visit the Giant of Siam.Â For decades weâ€™ve proudly served authentic Thai to the area. Our chefs use only the finest ingredients with carefully crafted family recipes to ensure flavor and experience as if you were dining in Thailand!