When did Thai food come to America?

How did Thai food get to America?

Tila’s parents, of Hainanese Chinese origin, had immigrated from Thailand to the United States in 1966 thanks to a change of immigration rules that year. They were among the first wave of Thai immigration to the U.S., ahead of the Vietnam War—in which, significantly, Thailand was an American ally.

Why are there so many Thai restaurants in the US?

According to Munchies, the answer is simple: The Thai government paid for them. In 2001, officials began using a foreign policy known as gastrodiplomacy as a way to increase tourism and cultural and diplomatic awareness worldwide.

Why are there so many Thai restaurant?

Using a tactic now known as gastrodiplomacy or culinary diplomacy, the government of Thailand has intentionally bolstered the presence of Thai cuisine outside of Thailand to increase its export and tourism revenues, as well as its prominence on the cultural and diplomatic stages.

What is authentic Thai?

Thai cuisine is all about balancing the five distinct flavors consistently found among the various dishes—sour, sweet, salty, bitter and spicy! Typically, a truly authentic dish has at least two of these flavors working together to pack a powerful punch.

Is Thai food same as Chinese?

Thai food has regional variations with the northern region of Thailand having foods that are influenced by Chinese cuisines. This is because Chinese provinces of Yunan border Thailand in the north. In general, Thai food is hot and spicy while Chinese food is milder than the Thai food.

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