Pad Thai Diplomacy

The popularity of Thai cuisine abroad is no coincidence.

Savannah Wallace
4 min readAug 9, 2020

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Have you noticed that there are many Thai restaurants compared to the population of Thai immigrants in Western countries? In the US alone, there are 5,342 Thai restaurants for around 300,000 Thai-Americans. In contrast, there are 54,000 Mexican restaurants for around 36,000,000 Mexican-Americans. Why is Thai food so over-represented in…

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Savannah Wallace

MA of International Studies holder, policy wonk, futurist, and matcha-lover.