The Oddly Autocratic Roots Of Pad Thai • Discoverology

The Oddly Autocratic Roots Of Pad Thai

In rice-centric Thailand, then known as Siam, the dish seemed more Chinese. But Thailand’s prime minister, who first rose to power as part of a military coup against the longtime monarchy, had spoken. As part of his strident nationalism, he wanted all Thais to eat pad Thai.

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