Thai food is one of the most popular cuisines and one of my favorites too. Thai cuisine involves use of fresh ingredients and retains a unique flavor from all of its own. The essence of Thai food is all about balancing the flavors between sweet, sour, hot and salty. Thai cuisine is divided into five main culinary regions and each region have their own representative dishes.
We are exploring the Northern Thai cuisine for this month's International Food Challenge. Sangeetha of Nitha's Kitchen is hosting this challenge and she chose some wonderful dishes from this region. From her choices, I made this Thai rice noodles with tofu and peanut sauce. The peanut sauce is the star of this dish - a nutty and creamy sauce with the perfect balance of spice, sweet and sour. If you love Thai food, you must definitely try this out.
Notes and Tips
- If you don't have rice noodles, you can substitute with linguine pasta or Chinese noodles.
- Do not to over cook the noodles in the beginning. They will break into pieces when stir-frying.