Everything starts with the base
The base of any dish is the most important, it can make a big difference in the taste. Many dishes taste best when eaten immediately after cooking. But many Asian dishes are much tastier when prepared one or two days in advance. So that the herbs and spices can come together and mix well with the dish. What you add as a base depends on the dish you are making.
Choose this base with care, you will certainly taste it in your dishes.