Thai people really love hot and flavorful cooking. Therefore, there is hardly a savory dish on the table without chili.. Dried Chilies are carefully dried, without stem, and can be used for many dishes. For the preparation of curries, chilly sauces or for seasoning soups or stews, use the mortar and pestle to grind the chilies. A couple of whole chili peppers in rice dishes, salads, etc., gives a very lovely effect.