1 Cuisine of Thailand


Cuisine of Thailand

Choose the correct answer.

1.Thai cuisine is known for its balance of five fundamental flavors in each dish or the overall meal - hot, sour, sweet, salty and ___.

a) bitter

b) strong

c) tropical

2. Although popularly considered as a single cuisine, Thai food is really better described as ___ regional cuisines corresponding to the ___ main regions of the country.

a) two :Northern, Central

b) three :Northeastern, Central and Southern

c) four :Northern, Northeastern, Central and Southern

3. Southern curries , for example, tend to contain ________,

a) fresh turmeric and durian

b) coconut milk and fresh turmeric

c) durian and coconut milk

4. Northeastern dishes often include ___ juice.

a) lime

b) lemon

c) mango

5. Thai food is known for its enthusiastic use of ________as well as fish sauce.

a) fresh meat and spices

b) fresh fish and spices

c) fresh herbs and salt

6. Instead of a single main course with side dishes found in Western cuisine, a Thai full meal typically consists of either a single dish or rice khao (Thai: カオ) with many complementary dishes served _____.

a) concurrently

b) in turn

c) at random

7. ___ is a staple component of Thai cuisine, as it is of most Asian cuisines.

a) nan bread

b) bread

c) Rice

8. ___, known throughout parts of Southeast Asia by the Chinese name kwaytiow, are popular as well but usually come as a single dish, like the stir-fried Pad Thai (Thai: クァイチャウ) or noodle soups.

a) Noodles

b) Meat

c) Rice

9. Thai food is generally eaten with _______.

a) chopsticks

b) a fork and a spoon

c) hands

10. _____ is a soup originating from Thailand and is perhaps one of the most famous dishes in Thai cuisine.

a) Tom yum

b) Red curry

c) Tom kha gai

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Kazumi Miyazaki