Food Of The Week - Pad Thai
From the very first moment you set foot in Thailand, you will encounter Pad Thai at every corner, the most popular dish of the country!
Pad Thai Noodle is not only popular in Thailand, but it’s very well-known all over the world. Pad Thai ranked number 5 among the ”World's Best Foods " - which proves its popularity all around the world.
But what is it that makes Pad Thai this famous?
Pad Thai follows the most important rule of the Thai cuisine: it includes 5 different tastes - salty, sweet, sour, bitter and spicy - in the same dish and in a perfectly balanced way.
In addition to balancing all these flavors, Pad Thai can be prepared to suit all tastes. Pad Thai noodles are being prepared with ingredients like spring onion, bean sprouts, tamarind sauce, soy sauce, tofu, eggs and you can select your favorite variety - either with vegetables, chicken, steak or shrimps.
Each bite of Pad Thai helps protect you against heart disease, cancer and diabetes thanks to the anti-inflammatory property of the tamarind fruit, which stands out among the colorful and delicious Pad Thai ingredients.
The history of Pad Thai makes this dish special, too. Marshal Plaek Pibulsongkram, Prime Minister of Thailand from 1938 to 1944 and from 1948 to 1957, organized a competition to invent a “national dish” with the goal of creating unity and identity in the country. Not surprisingly, Pad Thai was chosen first among the competing dishes. Thanks to this victory, Pad Thai has become widespread in Thailand and all over the world.
Another claim about the creation of Pad Thai is that it is a flavor created to encourage the consumption of noodles due to the rice shortage experienced after World War II.
Don't forget to try Pad Thai Noodle, the food of the week!