Thais don’t separate their meals into separate courses; they bring all the dishes to the table and enjoy them together, “family-style.” The dishes we compartmentalize into appetizers, entrees and soups are brought to the table together and enjoyed as a complete meal.
Thais also like snacks and treats anytime of day. In their hot, tropical climate, eating light is sensible. Some of the recipes in this section are pleasant ideas for lunch. Treat yourself or your guests to many different Thai flavors by serving a few appetizers and snacks together for a wonderful meal.