Rice is the staple food of Thailand. It is usually served with spicy dishes that consist of meat, vegetables, fish, eggs, and fruits. Curries and pepper sauces are popular. Typical meats include beef, chicken, and pork. Thai cuisine is a combination of cultural influences, renowned for its fine flavors.
Thais use forks and spoons at mealtime. They hold the fork in their left hand and the spoon in their right. Chopsticks are frequently used with noodle dishes. Water, the standard mealtime drink, is drunk at the end of the meal. When one is finished, utensils are placed by each other on the plate.