The Thai cuisine is unique in the world Thai food is unique in the world. It is characterized by many foreign influences and differs significantly from the cuisines of neighbouring countries. Some of its features can be explained by climate and culture, but also generations of invaders and numerous waves of immigrants played a large role. The roots of the State of Thailand can be traced back to the 1st century. At that time, lived in the time of the Han dynasty of China, the Thai tribes in parts of southern China to the rich trade routes between East and West.
In the course of time, the Thai developed a close relationship if also sometimes stormy to the Chinese. With time, they moved south in the present-day northern Thailand, which borders Myanmar and Cambodia and then only sparsely inhabited by Buddhist and Hindu peoples. The Thai formed the independent Sukhothai Kingdom (translated “Dawn of happiness”), which later took the name Siam. By Siam had access to an important trade route to its ports. Ships from Japan and all over Europe built on the coasts or going up the rivers and led with exotic goods: tea, spices, silk, copper and ceramic. In the 16th century, the Portuguese brought chili in this part of the world where the plants thrived well and still do it. Trade with Arab and Indian merchants also was important, many Muslims settled in Siam. The Kingdom of Siam existed until 1939.
Then it became a constitutional monarchy in Thailand. Also in the present-day Thailand, the centuries-long cultural diversity is still to feel. The Thai is an independent, proud, creative, and passionate people. Their Joie de vivre is reflected also in their enthusiasm for pleasure and food. Like eaten any time of day. Everywhere on the streets, you can see small stalls offering a wide variety of small dishes.