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.
Stir-fried jasmine rice with shrimps, eggs and assorted vegetables.
Stir-fried Thai asparagus with fresh mushrooms in garlic sauce.
Typical Thai fried rice noodles with shrimps, ground peanuts, eggs and vegetables with tamarind dressing.
Jasmine rice from the Surin province.
Crispy stir-fried fresh bean sprout, mange-tout and broccoli.