Thai cuisine is adaptable, innovative, and dynamic. The best Thai cooking uses the freshest ingredients available to create the unique Thai taste. Thai taste can be defined as the use of all 5 flavors: spicy, sweet, salty, bitter and sour. Only Thai cuisine brings out all of these flavors to play together harmoniously in a meal. Here in the West it may be difficult to find all the exotic ingredients used in Thai recipes, but do not dispair. With patience, creativity and constant tasting as you cook, you can create delicious dishes at home.