You may have noticed a growing trend of new Thai food restaurants springing up in progressive cities around the country. It is true that Thai food is more popular now than it ever has been in America.
Why is that? Well, for one it’s because Thai food is delicious and healthy. And it also has a completely different taste from other types of food available. People seem to want to compare it to Chinese food, but Thai food is very distinct from Chinese food.
Thai food has a wide range of spices, and deftly mixes sourness and heat to create complex flavors that are fresh to the pallet of Americans. I suspect that freshness is one of the main reasons why Thai food is so popular now.
Everyone’s always on the lookout for a new taste, something unique. We get sick of the same old same old day after day. Thai food is definitely something new and exciting.
Also, Thailand is geographically so far away from America, literally on the opposite side of the globe (when it is midnight here it is noon on the East Coast of America). That faraway and exotic taste of Thai food definitely adds to the allure.
Having lived in Thailand now for nearly 5 years, I have learned to love the local cuisine and can’t recommend it enough. If you’ve never tried Thai food you need to do it. It will definitely be a new experience for you and I would bet that you probably come away impressed.