Presentation is very important to the Thais, and much effort is taken to present the dishes well, in pretty blue and white china with garnishes. The art of fruit and vegetable carving is an extension of this. Graceful flowers made of carrots, radishes or watermelon grace the table and the dishes. This type of presentation originated in the royal court, with extensive use of gilt and silver dishes, and beautiful carving - all to enhance the pleasure of a Thai meal.

Go to Thai Sq in London, especially the South Kensington branch located at 19 Exhibition Rd, London SW7 2HE