When people think of Thai food, they usually think about the spicy curries and stir fries. However, there are many more flavors found in traditional Thai cooking. One of my favorite ways to experience authentic Thai cuisine is by trying different types of spices in the market and bringing them home to cook with at home. This may seem like an unusual thing to do with your vacation time, but it’s actually quite easy—and fun! Here’s what you need to know about buying spices at a local market:
Chiang Mai is a great place to buy spices. The market is filled with stalls featuring bags of whole and ground spices, as well as dried herbs, that you can take home with you.
Spices are a great souvenir because they’re something that people can use at home, not just look at on their bookshelf or coffee table. They also give you an opportunity to try some authentic Thai flavors without having to get out of your kitchen–or even leave the country!
Spices are one of the most popular souvenir from Thailand. They are also a great way to try some authentic Thai flavors without having to get out of your kitchen!
Spices can be expensive, so if you buy them in Thailand, they will last longer than if you bring them back home with you. If you’re planning on using spices regularly while cooking at home, then take advantage of buying them locally rather than trying to fit all those bottles into your suitcase or backpack when heading home (or even worse – leaving them behind).
Here are a few tips for choosing and using Thai spices for cooking at home.
Here are a few tips for choosing and using Thai spices for cooking at home:
- Choose fresh and whole spices. If you can’t find whole spices, buy ground spices instead; they will lose their flavor faster than their more durable counterparts. If you don’t have access to these options, however, there are other ways to get your hands on some Thai flavors without traveling outside of your kitchen: try substituting other Asian seasonings like Chinese five-spice powder or Japanese sansho pepper (which is similar to Sichuan peppercorns).
- Buy in small quantities so that they don’t go stale before you use them up–and consider buying them online if possible!
If you want to taste the real thing, try bringing back some spices on your next trip to Thailand.
If you want to taste the real thing, try bringing back some spices on your next trip to Thailand. It’s easy to do and they make great souvenirs!
Spices are a great way to try some authentic Thai flavors without having to get out of your kitchen. They’re also easy to store and transport, making them perfect for taking home with you as gifts for friends and family members who may not be able to travel as often as you can. You can use them in cooking or as a garnish on top of any dish that needs an extra kick of flavor (like curry).
So if you’re looking for a way to try some authentic Thai flavors at home, look no further than the spice stalls of Chiang Mai. They offer endless possibilities for cooking up something spicy and delicious.