Thai cuisine is known for its balance of five fundamental flavors in each dish or the overall meal - hot ( spicy ), sour, sweet, salty and bitter. Although popularly considered as a single cuisine, Thai food is really better described as four regional cuisines corresponding to the four main regions of the country: Northern, Northeastern ( or Isan ), Central and Southern. Southern curries, for example, tend to contain coconut milk and fresh turmeric, while northeastern dishes often include lime juice.

Friday, June 8, 2007


Thai Coffee, "Oleang"

Dang Bireley's and Young Gangsters (Thai: 2499 อันธพาลครองเมือง or 2499 Antapan Krong Muang) is a 1997 crime drama film about young Thai gangsters in 1950s Thailand. Featuring John Woo-style heroic bloodshed, it was the debut film from director Nonzee Nimibutr and was the first screenplay by director and screenwriter Wisit Sasanatieng.

The 2499 in the Thai title refers to the year in the Buddhist calendar when the story starts, corresponding to the year 1956.

The main character takes his name from a soft drink factory next door to his home that produces Dang Bireley's soda. It was an actual soft-drink brand in Thailand. His friends gave him that name, as in "Hey, Dang Bireley's ..."