Like most other Asian cuisines, rice is the staple grain of Thai cuisine. Wun sen, called cellophane noodles in English, are extremely thin noodles made from mung bean flour which are sold dried. The dishes are all served at the same time, including the soups, and it is also customary to provide more dishes than there are guests at a table. Goat and mutton are rarely eaten except by Muslim Thais. An alternative is to have one or smaller helpings of curry, stir-fries and other dishes served together on one plate with a portion of rice.
Thai cuisine is one of the most popular cuisine in the world. This naturally aromatic long-grained rice grows in abundance in the verdant patchwork of paddy fields that blanket Thailand's central plains. Meats used in Thai cuisine are usually pork and chicken, and also duck, beef, and water buffalo.
Like most other Asian cuisines, rice is the staple grain of Thai cuisine. With over 40 distinct ethnic groups each with its own culture and even more languages, it comes as no surprise that Thai cuisine, as a whole, features many different ingredients (suan phasom; Thai: ส่วนผสม), and ways of preparing food. Bami is made from egg and wheat flour and usually sold fresh. Thailand has about the same land area as Spain and a length of approximately 1650 kilometers or 1025 miles (Italy, in comparison, is about 1250 kilometers or 775 miles long), with foothills of the Himalayas in the north, a high plateau in the northeast, a verdant river basin in the center, and tropical rainforests and islands in the south. As in many other rice eating cultures, to say "eat rice" (in Thai "kin khao"; pronounced as "gin cow") means to eat food. "beautiful rice"). Only the husks of the red rice grains are removed which allows it to retain all its nutrients and vitamins, but unlike brown rice, its red color comes from antioxidants in the bran. Thai food was traditionally eaten with the right hand while seated on mats or carpets on the floor, customs still found in the more traditional households. Many dishes that are now popular in Thailand were originally Chinese dishes.