In a single year, the average Thai citizen will consume more than 100 kilograms of rice. While it's true that rice is included in nearly every Thai dish, that's hardly proof of a homogenous culinary tradition; on the contrary, Thai cuisine is as varied and creative as that of any culture. Thai cuisine is an exercise in harmony, a balancing act of the five fundamental flavors: sour, sweet, salty, bitter, and of course, spicy. The outcome of a Thai dish hinges upon that balancing act, but also other factors. Who cooked it? For whom? What's the occasion? Maybe it's a special night, or maybe it's just a hankering for something spicy. No matter the case, Phoenix boasts a bountiful collection of Thai restaurants to fulfill those needs.