According to a news report from BangkokPost.com, “With Italian restaurants on almost every corner in Bangkok, the popularity of the Mediterranean country’s cuisine among Thais needs no further proof. In fact, food experts say Italian is one of the country’s favourite foreign cuisines. Other favourites include Japanese and Korean cuisines, which have Asian tastes. But Italian ranks top among western cuisines.”
“Chanchana Siripanwattana, head of Rajabhat Suan Dusit University’s food science and technology programme, said Thais have long been familiar with the tastes of Italian cuisine, particularly dishes that uses lots of tomatoes and herbs,” said the story.