Did you know that there are 30,000 catering businesses in the US as of 2022?
Most of these catering companies are cut from the same cloth, offering similar culinary experiences and pricing. Every now and then, a catering company will try to expand its horizons by trying its hand at different cuisines.
If you’re going to order cuisine that impresses your coworkers or guests, however, it’s got to be authentic. In this post, we’re going to tell you 4 signs you’ve chosen an authentic Thai catering company.
To get good Thai cuisine, you need to order from a legitimate Thai caterer. Keep reading and you’ll know exactly what to look for next time you order catering.
1. They Use Authentic Thai Food Ingredients
The biggest thing that imposter Thai caterers mix up is their ingredients. You can’t make Thai dishes without Thai ingredients. One of the keys to Thai flavors is balance, which you see in our authentic ingredients.
There are 5 main flavors in authentic Thai food: salty, sweet, sour, spicy, and cream. Saltiness comes from ingredients like fish or soy sauce, while sweetness comes from coconut sugar and Thai basil.
Lemongrass, tamarind, and kaffir lime give us sour flavors, while green or red Thai chilis spice things up. Coconut milk and cream give our curries and sauces their creaminess.
If you don’t see these authentic ingredients, then you’re not dealing with an authentic Thai catering company.
2. They’ve Been in Business for a Long Time
You always want to find a Thai caterer that’s been in business for a long time. At Thai Ginger, we opened up our first restaurant in Factoria way back in 1996. Since then, we’ve opened up 3 more restaurant locations and have catered events of all kinds, especially weddings, private events, and corporate parties.
3. They Have a Good Reputation
A good reputation as a Thai caterer should be the first thing you look at when you want Thai catering. Look at Google and Yelp reviews, as well as any awards that the company has won for the quality of its cuisine.
Thai Ginger is one of the most popular Thai restaurants in the greater Seattle area. Our famous Phad Thai has also recently won the “Bite of Seattle” award.
4. They Have Regional Dishes
Authentic Thai catering should have plenty of regional Thai dishes for you to try. In addition to the aforementioned Phad Thai, we’ve got countless authentic recipes to choose from.
Whether you want Phad Thai, Cashew Nuts with Chicken, green or red curry, papaya salad, or Crispy Garlic Chicken
, we can help you craft the perfect menu for your event.
Thai Ginger has Authentic Thai Catering
Now that you know what authentic Thai catering looks like, it’s time to give us a call at Thai Ginger. As Seattle’s top Thai restaurant and catering company, we’ll make sure that your wedding guests, employees, and party attendees are getting the most authentic Thai cuisine possible. Contact us today to get a quote for your event, then we’ll work with you to make the perfect buffet-style menu that’ll have your guests happily stuffed with delicious Thai food.