Southern Cuisine: Spicy and Yellow
Southern cuisine is another regional cuisine that is often discussed and debated in terms of its spicy taste. It is commonly believed that Southern and Northeastern cuisines compete to see which one is spicier. Why is Southern cuisine known for its fiery flavors, and why does turmeric play such a prominent role in almost every dish? Let's explore more about Southern cuisine with ThailandCONNEX today.
In many Southern menus, there are numerous dishes with a spicy taste. This is because the main ingredient of Southern cuisine is the spice blend itself. Due to its historical role as a trading hub for Chinese and Indian merchants, the Southern region adopted their culinary culture and cooking techniques, including the use of spices from India. Turmeric, in particular, is a primary ingredient that gives a yellow color to almost every dish in Southern cuisine. Furthermore, the aroma and taste of spices help to counterbalance the seafood's inherent brininess, which is a primary ingredient in Southern local dishes.
Examples of famous yellow-colored Southern dishes include:
The Southern Thailand Tourism Authority is one of the organizations involved in the ThailandCONNEX platform, aiming to promote and facilitate tourism activities in Southern Thailand. It serves as another channel for promoting Southern tourism, providing easy access to information and enhancing engagement compared to the traditional methods. It's an opportunity to get to know and explore Southern Thailand more conveniently than ever before.