Spring Roll Ÿ Chicken Satay Ÿ Thai Red Curry with Chicken Ÿ  Pad Thai Ÿ Thai Fried Rice Ÿ Thai Sweet Rice with Mango Ÿ Thai Iced Coffee Ÿ Thai Iced Tea

Thai & Lao cuisine has many regional variations, corresponding in part to the fresh foods local to each region. The staple food of the Lao is steamed sticky rice, which is eaten by hand. In fact, the Lao eat more sticky rice than any other people in the world.[1] Sticky rice is considered the essence of what it means to be Lao. Thai cooking places emphasis on lightly prepared dishes with strong aromatic components and a spicy edge. It is known for its complex interplay of at least three and up to four or five fundamental taste senses in each dish or the overall meal: sour, sweet, salty, bitter, and spicy.