The foods of Thailand Thailand cuisine is remarkable. Aromatic spices, and a distinctive blend of sweet, sour, salty, and savory flavors characterize Thai cuisine. The typical Thai meal consists of rice served alongside various curries, sauces, and vegetable dishes. Soups are an important part of the meal, and often include a unique blend of spices and flavors. Noodles are also popular. There is a huge variety of food, with different dishes coming from Thailand’s different regions. Food in Thailand is quite inexpensive. In fact, some of the most authentic, high quality dishes can be bought from street-side vendors for only 20-30 baht—less than $1USD. Even a nice meal out at a restaurant can bereasonably priced. Here are some of the common types of Thai street food: Noodle soup: Filled with aromatic spices and abundant flavors, Thai noodle soups may include pork, beef, chicken, or sea food, as well as an abundance of vegetables. Satay: Delicious skewers of pork, beef, or other meats, accompanied by peanut sauce make a great meal or snack. Spicy Salads: Thai spicy salads often include green papaya, grilled chicken, and an ample supply of spices. Rice meals: It’s easy to find a full meal for one, including rice, vegetables, and meat, usually for around $1.00. The different options for flavors and varieties of meat and vegetables are endless. Thailand also has a huge variety of inexpensive tropical fruit that you can pick up from markets or small stands. Fresh, sweet, and totally delicious, this makes for the perfect dessert. Thais will never call their capital city Bangkok - indeed, some Thais in the more remote provinces may never have even heard of it being called that. Instead in Thai it is known as Krung Thep (กรุงเทพ), which roughly translates to 'City of Angels'. Bangkok (translating as 'village of wild plums') was the original site for the capital city and was located west of the Chao Phraya river (in modern day Thonburi).