This made Thai as the cooking tradition with most dish that successfully made it to the list. Khanom chin is fresh rice vermicelli made from fermented rice, and eaten with spicy curries such as green chicken curry (khanom chin kaeng khiao wan kai) or with salads such as som tam. Both Peru and Ecuador claim ceviche as their national dish. Black sticky rice is a type of sticky rice with a deep purple-red color that may appear black. Stews of meat, plantains, and root vegetables are the platos nacionales of several countries in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean: Colombian ajiaco, and the sancocho of the Dominican Republic, Colombia, and Panama.
Thai meals typically consist of rice (khao in Thai) with many complementary dishes shared by all. The traditional recipe for a rice dish could include as many as 30 varieties of rice. That number has been drastically reduced due to genetic modifications. According to Zilkia Janer, a lecturer on Latin American culture at Hofstra University, it is impossible to choose a single national dish, even unofficially, for countries such as Mexico, because of their diverse ethnic populations and cultures. The cuisine of such countries simply cannot be represented by any single, national dish. "rice covered with curry"), or for short khao kaeng (lit. Thai Red Cargo rice, an unpolished long grain rice with an outer deep reddish-brown color and a white center, has a nutty taste and slightly chewy compared to the soft and gummy texture of jasmine rice. Thai farmers historically have cultivated tens of thousands of rice varieties.
When placing their order at these places, Thais will state if they want their food served as separate dishes, or together on one plate with rice (rat khao). These venues have a large display showing the different dishes from which one can choose. They are similar to the Teochew mee pok. Many dishes that are now popular in Thailand were originally Chinese dishes. Game, such as wild boar, deer and wild birds, are now less common due to loss of habitat, the introduction of modern methods of intensive animal farming in the 1960s, and the rise of agribusinesses, such as Thai Charoen Pokphand Foods, in the 1980s. Traditionally, fish, crustaceans, and shellfish play an important role in the diet of Thai people. Anna Leonowens (of The King and I fame) observed in her book The English Governess at the Siamese Court (1870). Eateries and shops that are specialized in pre-made food, are the usual place to go to for having a meal this way. "beautiful rice").
This naturally aromatic long-grained rice grows in abundance in the verdant patchwork of paddy fields that blanket Thailand's central plains. A Thai family meal would normally consist of rice with several dishes which should form a harmonious contrast of flavors and textures as well as preparation methods. Khanom chin is fresh rice vermicelli made from fermented rice, and eaten with spicy curries such as green chicken curry (khanom chin kaeng khiao wan kai) or with salads such as som tam. They are similar to the Teochew mee pok. An alternative is to have one or smaller helpings of curry, stir-fries and other dishes served together on one plate with a portion of rice. The dishes are all served at the same time, including the soups, and it is also customary to provide more dishes than there are guests at a table. Thai cuisine is the national cuisine of Thailand. Non-glutinous rice is also used for making fried rice dishes, and for congee, of which there are three main varieties: khao tom (a thin rice soup, most often with minced pork or fish), khao tom kui (a thick, unflavored rice porridge that is served with side dishes), or chok (a thick rice porridge that is flavored with broth and minced meat).