In Thailand, every special meal is served with festive rice or noodles-glorious concoctions with plenty of herbs and spices.
Steamed glutinous rice, a big favourite with the people from the North Eastern region.
ROYAL FRIED RICE
Stir-fried jasmine rice with shrimps, eggs and assorted vegetables.
NORMAI FARANG PHAD HED HORM
Stir-fried Thai asparagus with fresh mushrooms in garlic sauce.
PHAD THAI "BLUE ELEPHANT"
Typical Thai fried rice noodles with shrimps, ground peanuts, eggs and vegetables with tamarind dressing.
Jasmine rice from the Surin province.
MIXED VEGETABLES "BLUE ELEPHANT"
Crispy stir-fried fresh bean sprout, mange-tout and broccoli.