In Thailand people never eat alone, but always with family, friends or colleagues. In restaurants nobody orders only for themselves, but for everyone, and the food is then shared. Mostly it is the person who invites, or the highest-status person, who decides what dishes to order. The widest possible variety of foods are set on the table, usually far too many.
Soups are always included, especially Thai shrimp soup. This popular opener is intended to stimulate the appetite. For former generations shrimp were a very expensive delicacy, but today the country has so many shrimp farms that Thais eat them in soup as a cheap take-away snack.
Shrimp is a premier source of protein and has become an important export for Thailand. We help the farmers there with innovative lecithin additives for shrimp feed, so the shrimp grow faster with less stress, and are healthier.