The Wonders Of Thai Food III

This is the third installment so if you’ve missed the first two then please.. Part 1Β (Watch Here) & Part 2Β  (Read Here) .



Thai food is more of a common thing in the United states then in the UK, so some of you may never of tried any Thai food before, but you should because it can be very healthy.



Traditional Thai food is made up of colourful vegetables, seafood & meats that are served with noodles or rice and topped off with Thai basil, lemongrass, turmeric and galangal (Which looks like ginger but does not taste like it)



Thai restaurants from the west have many of these authentic cuisines, but of course there are some differences.

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For one the cuts of meat are not the same at all neither is how the veg is grown, so that’s the first thing you’ll notice, but that’s not to say that’s a bad thing.. it’s all healthy.




Something to keep an eye out for though is the portion sizes are a lot bigger in the west ( America & the UK etc), the food is fried a lot more, plus the high intake of sugar and salt on certain foods is off putting.




So this is really about how you can eatΒ healthy via eating Thai food from the western restaurants or buying the ingredients yourself..

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The choice is yours, but we can for sure lose weight via eating these & I’ll add some Thai foods to avoid too.

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Common Thai Ingredients

Thai food has a lot of health benefits and I’m just going to break them down for you.. Here is a list of them and what health benefits they give you!


Galangal- Aka Thai Ginger it looks the same but the taste as I said above does not, is used often in sauces, Thai soups & curry pastes. It helps with inflammation and relieves pain.



Coconut Milk- Think Thai soups and curries, If you have coconut milk often this will lower your LDL (The bad cholesterol) & increase your HDL (The good cholesterol).



Turmeric- Turmeric helps with anti-inflammatory, enhances brain function, protects against diabetes and heart disease.



Thai Basil- Thai basil is a herb that taste just the other basils, it’s used in riceΒ  and curries ect and it really helps with high blood pressure and aids weight loss.



Lemongrass- Lemongrass isΒ  a fresh citrus flavored sauce that is used in Thai soups.

It protects you against stomach ulcers and lowers your blood cholesterol levels and lowers your chances of heart disease.
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Papaya- Papaya is a fruit that looks like a pear but taste so much better! Green papaya salad is a famous Thai dish for you to try if you have not already.

It’s rich in antioxidants that fight off free radicals, protect the skin from damage and helps us lose weight..

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A little tip for you to try is to start eating these as snacks, you’ll thank me in the end!Β 



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Tofu– Tofu which you’ll find often in Thai dishes, helps improve blood sugar control, reduces the risk of diabetes and if you already have type 2 diabetes and are looking to kick it..

This a good food to start eating, it will aid your come back.

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Seafood- White fish, prawns, shellfish are all seafood.

Now seafood is a great source of lean protein and provides minerals, healthy omega-3 fats and vitamins.


If you eat seafood often you’ll for sure lose weight and lower your chances of getting cancer, type 2 diabetes and heart disease.



They’re so many more that I’ve missed!


I justΒ  needed to let you know these foods are healthy and a go.. so you canΒ  get a feel of what you would be eating/ what it can give you if you eat them πŸ™‚

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Healthy Thai Dishes To Try For Yourself

All of the healthy Thai food is around some sort of veg which is good because it’s low in calories, the lean proteins too with the Thai herbs and spices OMDZZZZZZ MAAAD!



Weight loss city here are some dishes for you to try below..



Papaya Salad– Pappaya cut up mixed with green beans, peanuts (If you got allergies allow it),fish sauce and chilies.




Spring Rolls– You knew this one had to be on here! Fresh veggies of your choice & then wrap it in rice paper.




Steamed Fish– White fish, veggies & spices.




Tom Yum Soup– This is a sour and hot soup, broth, lemongrass, chillies, galangal and coconut milk.Β 
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Beef & Broccoli– Lean beef, broccoli & then any other veggies you want to put in to it too.
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Many of these dishes are served with rice.. Make sure the rice you’re eating is healthy, so not fried that’s not good for you.



Also if you’re making this from home always go for brown rice or another healthy type of rice ahead of white rice..

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White rice is deadΒ  plus you can lose a lot more weightΒ  via not eating white rice.



Noodles it’s the same thing too, and for anything you put in your mouth Thai or not always go for the healthiest choice.Β 

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Β Thai PitfallsΒ 

While many Thai dishes are wonderful and very healthy to eat, there are downsides to Thai food.



Fried rice for example are often made with white rice and noodles.

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Which sucks because brown is just one of many sources they could use instead thatΒ  isΒ  much better for us.



If we end up eating too much refine carbs such as white rice & noodles, this will lead to us gain weight and put us at a higher risk of getting a chronic disease.



Also the deep-fried foods.. just no! these cream cheesed wontons, egg rolls ect are no good for us.Β 

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When you really think about it they’re not even traditional Thai food anyway damn (Why you do that Thai?)Β 




As we know already fried foods increase the chance of heart failure, high blood pressure and certain cancers.



The last one being added sugar YUK! You’ll find this a lot in the deserts and iced tea..

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I mean if you really want to lose weight or just be healthy, you already know this will make you gain weight, mess up your teeth and loads more.




Don’t be silly to throw away your weight loss goals on a sugar rush now, if your deserts are still cake or ice cream based..

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Over fruits then damn get rid of the s and add ed as you’ll be left deserted with extra weight to carry!




If we can change the mindset of deserts to more fruit being the base..

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Bearing in mind it does not have to be just one fruit.Β 

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You can have more than that mix it up you know, this will save a lot of lives and have you around a lot longer..

Which is what I want for everyone who reads this tbh.


I would like to just say too that these pitfalls are for the west, althoughΒ  you could be in Thailand but eating in a westernized restaurant..

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So my point is this if you stick to the traditional Thai cuisine you’ll find most of the food is healthy and based off veggies, lean proteins and fresh herbs & spices.Β 

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THAT’S IT!

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I really enjoyed sharing this with you guys. Please do let me know though…


Which Thai Dish Do You Like The Best?

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How Often Do You Eat Thai Food ?

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Will You Eat Out Or Cook In ?

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Until We Meet Again, Ciao

 We  Look Up 倧

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Karim David

The Healthy One

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160 Comments

  1. Tilly Doyle September 6, 2020 at 9:14 am

    Tom Yum Soup!

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  2. Tyler Mcfarland September 30, 2020 at 9:02 am

    I’ve never tried it before but I bloody want to now!

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    1. Karim September 30, 2020 at 1:41 pm

      Loool go for it Tyler.. It’s so good

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  3. Jay Thomson September 30, 2020 at 9:15 am

    This is making me so hungry I swear.

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    1. Karim September 30, 2020 at 1:41 pm

      Ahahahaha

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  4. Kirsten Daniel September 30, 2020 at 9:40 am

    Cook in

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    1. Karim September 30, 2020 at 1:41 pm

      Nice choice

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  5. Sam May September 30, 2020 at 9:58 am

    Lovely place I wish I could stick to a diet.

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  6. Chad Ashley September 30, 2020 at 10:22 am

    Thailand looks so nice!

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    1. Karim September 30, 2020 at 1:43 pm

      It is soooooooooo Nice Chad πŸ™‚

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  7. Mark Graves September 30, 2020 at 10:47 am

    I cook my Thai food at home.

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    1. Karim September 30, 2020 at 1:43 pm

      Ok nice Mark πŸ™‚

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  8. Trent Foster September 30, 2020 at 11:00 am

    I need your help. Thai food is amazing but I’m a sucker for the deep fried meals.

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    1. Karim September 30, 2020 at 1:45 pm

      You’re better off by cutting it out with the healthy Thai foods.. You’ll for sure find others you like other than the fried stuff, When you get into the groove you’ll have more choices then the fried stuff.

      There is so much more to Thai food then the fried stuff.. If you’re still stuck hit me up & I’ll walk you through it, but thanks for reaching out πŸ™‚

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  9. Leon Morris September 30, 2020 at 11:18 am

    Too afraid to eat out so cook in πŸ™‚

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    1. Karim September 30, 2020 at 1:46 pm

      Aha 2020 after all

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  10. Jay Moran September 30, 2020 at 11:57 am

    on sats for me.

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  11. Elliot Griffiths September 30, 2020 at 12:10 pm

    Cook in

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    1. Karim September 30, 2020 at 1:46 pm

      Cool πŸ™‚

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  12. Spencer Newman September 30, 2020 at 12:19 pm

    Never tried thailand food but I will try it now.

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    1. Karim September 30, 2020 at 1:46 pm

      Oh cool.. I think you’ll like it Spencer πŸ™‚

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  13. Olive Travis September 30, 2020 at 12:27 pm

    Eat out.

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    1. Karim September 30, 2020 at 1:47 pm

      Ok Thanks for letting us know Olive πŸ™‚

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  14. Leroy Decker September 30, 2020 at 12:46 pm

    This was really good

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    1. Karim September 30, 2020 at 1:48 pm

      Thanks Leroy πŸ™‚

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  15. Hayden Bauer September 30, 2020 at 12:50 pm

    Thanks for the advice, cook in.

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    1. Karim September 30, 2020 at 1:48 pm

      You’re Welcome Hayden πŸ™‚

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  16. Jada Kane October 1, 2020 at 12:20 am

    Cooking in for sure.

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    1. Karim October 1, 2020 at 3:51 pm

      Cool Jada πŸ™‚

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  17. Leona Hopkins October 1, 2020 at 1:04 am

    2x week and thanks for the advice.

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    1. Karim October 1, 2020 at 3:51 pm

      Ah nice & you’re welcome Leona πŸ™‚

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  18. Jodie Campbell October 1, 2020 at 5:51 am

    I really want to try these dishes out.

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    1. Karim October 1, 2020 at 3:51 pm

      Pleae do Jodie πŸ™‚

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  19. Alexandra Turner October 1, 2020 at 6:12 am

    I enjoyed reading this πŸ™‚

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    1. Karim October 1, 2020 at 3:52 pm

      Aw thanks Alexandra πŸ™‚

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  20. Bella Palmer October 1, 2020 at 7:51 am

    I love Thai food, you’ve done a fine job talking about this well done!

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    1. Karim October 1, 2020 at 3:52 pm

      Thanks Bella πŸ™‚

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  21. Harriet Ball October 1, 2020 at 8:33 am

    Eat out.

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    1. Karim October 1, 2020 at 3:52 pm

      Ty Harriet for letting us know πŸ™‚

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  22. Natasha Webb October 1, 2020 at 11:21 am

    Might not have much choice but to cook in these days.

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    1. Karim October 1, 2020 at 3:52 pm

      True

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  23. Lee Church October 1, 2020 at 12:29 pm

    Man I fancy some right now I’m starving over here!

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    1. Karim October 1, 2020 at 3:53 pm

      Ahahaha

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  24. Riley Quinn October 1, 2020 at 2:56 pm

    I loved this good job bro

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    1. Karim October 1, 2020 at 3:53 pm

      Thank you so much Riley.. Thanks for reading πŸ™‚

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  25. Ali Hayes October 2, 2020 at 8:14 am

    One of my all time favs of yours wow.

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    1. Karim October 3, 2020 at 3:40 pm

      Thanks Ali.. That means a lot πŸ™‚

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  26. Sam Robertson October 2, 2020 at 11:33 am

    Ngl I’ve never had thai food ever, but I liked the info.

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    1. Karim October 3, 2020 at 3:41 pm

      Cool go for it Sam πŸ™‚

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  27. Jess Gray October 2, 2020 at 1:54 pm

    TY for this πŸ™‚

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    1. Karim October 3, 2020 at 3:41 pm

      You’re welcome πŸ™‚

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  28. Jesse Burns October 2, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    Thanks for the share Karim

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    1. Karim October 3, 2020 at 3:42 pm

      No probs Jesse πŸ™‚

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  29. Jo Carr October 2, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    Not as often as I should but that all changes now.

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    1. Karim October 3, 2020 at 3:42 pm

      πŸ™‚

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  30. Cam Fisher October 2, 2020 at 9:55 pm

    Well Karim It was once every summer. But as soon as I got the healthy food on lock,7 days a week on God!

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    1. Karim October 3, 2020 at 3:43 pm

      Hahaha That’s great Cam πŸ™‚

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  31. Edward Rose October 4, 2020 at 10:19 am

    Tom Yum Soup

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    1. Karim October 4, 2020 at 5:42 pm

      πŸ™‚

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  32. Carmen Matthews October 4, 2020 at 11:55 am

    Much better than the new star wars movies.

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    1. Karim October 4, 2020 at 5:43 pm

      Ahahaha done knowwwwwwww

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  33. Lilly Morse October 4, 2020 at 12:09 pm

    Tom Yum Soup

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    1. Karim October 4, 2020 at 5:43 pm

      Cool Lilly πŸ™‚

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  34. Hank Trump October 4, 2020 at 4:34 pm

    Tom Yum Soup

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    1. Karim October 4, 2020 at 5:43 pm

      Thanks for letting us know hank πŸ™‚

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  35. Hari Patel October 5, 2020 at 6:53 am

    Tom Yum Soup

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    1. Karim October 5, 2020 at 4:28 pm

      Nice

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  36. Andy Cruz October 5, 2020 at 6:57 am

    I think Tom Yum Soup

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    1. Karim October 5, 2020 at 4:28 pm

      Cool Andy

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  37. Luna Thornton October 5, 2020 at 7:00 am

    Beef and Broccoli

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    1. Karim October 5, 2020 at 4:28 pm

      Thanks for letting us know Luna

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  38. Ally Herrera October 5, 2020 at 8:50 am

    Beef & Broccoli

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    1. Karim October 5, 2020 at 4:29 pm

      πŸ™‚

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  39. George Hunt October 5, 2020 at 9:57 am

    Tom Yum Soup

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    1. Karim October 5, 2020 at 4:29 pm

      πŸ™‚

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  40. Evan Spencer October 5, 2020 at 11:19 am

    Once a week, cook in and Thanks for the share!

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    1. Karim October 5, 2020 at 4:29 pm

      You’re welcome Evan

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  41. Davon Pitts October 5, 2020 at 11:34 am

    Tom Yum Soup

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    1. Karim October 5, 2020 at 4:30 pm

      Thanks for letting us know Davon

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  42. Joshua Barker October 5, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    It’s got to be Tom Yum Soup!

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    1. Karim October 5, 2020 at 4:30 pm

      It is good aha! Thanks for letting us know Joshua

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  43. Josh Walker October 5, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    Tom Yum Soup

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    1. Karim October 5, 2020 at 4:30 pm

      πŸ™‚

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  44. Emmalee Chan October 5, 2020 at 1:29 pm

    Beef with Broccoli

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    1. Karim October 5, 2020 at 4:30 pm

      πŸ™‚

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  45. Rainy Pace October 5, 2020 at 1:45 pm

    Beef & Broccoli

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    1. Karim October 5, 2020 at 4:30 pm

      πŸ™‚

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  46. Aya Fang October 5, 2020 at 2:19 pm

    Beef & Broccoli

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    1. Karim October 5, 2020 at 4:30 pm

      πŸ™‚

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  47. Alice West October 6, 2020 at 12:19 am

    Beef & Broccoli

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    1. Karim October 6, 2020 at 1:25 pm

      πŸ™‚

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  48. Guada Bright October 6, 2020 at 1:30 am

    Tom Yum Soup

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    1. Karim October 6, 2020 at 1:25 pm

      πŸ™‚

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  49. Mia Jenkins October 6, 2020 at 5:45 am

    Beef & Broccoli

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  50. Aimee Jones October 6, 2020 at 6:33 am

    Spring Rolls

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    1. Karim October 6, 2020 at 1:26 pm

      Ok cool Aimee! Thanks for letting us know πŸ™‚

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  51. Aliana Fischer October 6, 2020 at 8:28 am

    Often and Spring Rolls

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    1. Karim October 6, 2020 at 1:26 pm

      πŸ™‚

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  52. Lydia Campbell October 6, 2020 at 10:29 am

    Tom Yum Soup

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    1. Karim October 6, 2020 at 1:26 pm

      πŸ™‚

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  53. Moriah Wilkinson October 6, 2020 at 11:39 am

    Soudara sent me here

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  54. Harmony Caldwell October 6, 2020 at 12:04 pm

    Spring Rolls

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    1. Karim October 6, 2020 at 1:26 pm

      πŸ™‚

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  55. James Silver October 6, 2020 at 7:59 pm

    Spring Rolls

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    1. Karim October 7, 2020 at 1:10 pm

      πŸ™‚

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  56. Lacey Shaw October 6, 2020 at 8:19 pm

    Never had it before πŸ™

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    1. Karim October 7, 2020 at 1:10 pm

      You should try it man πŸ™‚

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  57. Sam Williams October 6, 2020 at 8:47 pm

    Spring Rolls

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  58. Jenny Marley October 6, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    Nice job of making me want it! Never liked the look of it before now lmao.

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    1. Karim October 7, 2020 at 1:11 pm

      Ahahahaha

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  59. Isobel Dean October 6, 2020 at 10:55 pm

    Beef and Broccoli

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    1. Karim October 7, 2020 at 1:11 pm

      πŸ™‚

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  60. Lara Edwards October 6, 2020 at 11:00 pm

    Beef and Broccoli

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    1. Karim October 7, 2020 at 1:11 pm

      πŸ™‚

      Reply
  61. Mel Salas October 6, 2020 at 11:18 pm

    Soudara sent me here πŸ™‚

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    1. Karim October 7, 2020 at 1:11 pm

      Overtime hahaha

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  62. Gia Richards October 7, 2020 at 12:35 am

    Tom Yum Soup

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    1. Karim October 7, 2020 at 1:12 pm

      πŸ™‚

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  63. Isla Wilkinson October 7, 2020 at 9:06 am

    Spring Rolls

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    1. Karim October 7, 2020 at 1:12 pm

      Nice pick πŸ™‚

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  64. Mia Eriksen October 7, 2020 at 7:01 pm

    Tom Yum Soup

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    1. Karim October 8, 2020 at 4:25 pm

      πŸ™‚

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  65. Craig Turner October 7, 2020 at 8:57 pm

    Wow this site never fails to blow my mind, I need to get cooking ASAP

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  66. Jude Rees October 7, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    4 times a week If I’ve got the money.

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    1. Karim October 8, 2020 at 4:26 pm

      Cool! Thanks Jude for letting us know πŸ™‚

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  67. Dick Sellers October 7, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    Once a week If I can afford it, spring rolls or papaya salad.

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    1. Karim October 8, 2020 at 4:26 pm

      Nice

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  68. Janne Fabricius October 7, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    Tom Yum Soup

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    1. Karim October 8, 2020 at 4:26 pm

      πŸ™‚

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  69. Ingrid Lauridsen October 7, 2020 at 10:15 pm

    I need try this

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    1. Karim October 8, 2020 at 4:26 pm

      Please do πŸ™‚

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  70. Oline Danielsen October 7, 2020 at 10:45 pm

    Tom Yum Soup

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    1. Karim October 8, 2020 at 4:26 pm

      πŸ™‚

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  71. Joey May October 7, 2020 at 11:29 pm

    Too lazy to cook so I’ll order some Thai food in.

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    1. Karim October 8, 2020 at 4:27 pm

      Aha

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  72. Gale Newman October 8, 2020 at 1:11 am

    I’ve been eating Thai food for 35 years now. Thanks for sharing this with me, this is really not like anything I’ve read about Thai food before.

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    1. Karim October 8, 2020 at 4:28 pm

      Wow 35 years! I’m glad then that even you Gale say this, it means a lot thanks

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  73. Brett Watts October 8, 2020 at 7:10 am

    Beef and Broccoli

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    1. Karim October 8, 2020 at 4:34 pm

      πŸ™‚

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  74. Sidney Ball October 8, 2020 at 1:10 pm

    I LOVE THAI FOOD

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    1. Karim October 8, 2020 at 4:36 pm

      SNAP!

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  75. Mel Villadsen October 8, 2020 at 7:15 pm

    Tom Yum Soup

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    1. Karim October 9, 2020 at 5:49 pm

      Nice pick Mel

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  76. Hedvig Bruun October 8, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    Tom Yum Soup

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    1. Karim October 9, 2020 at 5:49 pm

      πŸ™‚

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  77. Ane Petersen October 8, 2020 at 10:13 pm

    Tom Yum Soup

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    1. Karim October 9, 2020 at 5:49 pm

      πŸ™‚

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  78. May Thorsen October 8, 2020 at 10:38 pm

    Tom Yum Soup

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    1. Karim October 9, 2020 at 5:49 pm

      πŸ™‚

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  79. Tine Andersen October 8, 2020 at 11:19 pm

    Tom Yum Soup

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    1. Karim October 9, 2020 at 5:49 pm

      πŸ™‚

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  80. Jon Buch October 9, 2020 at 12:16 am

    This is on my bucket list of foods to try now.

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    1. Karim October 9, 2020 at 5:50 pm

      Cool Jon πŸ™‚

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  81. Gil Leth October 9, 2020 at 12:26 am

    Beef and Broccoli

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    1. Karim October 9, 2020 at 5:50 pm

      πŸ™‚

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  82. Andreas Clausen October 9, 2020 at 6:17 am

    World class my godddd you killed it

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    1. Karim October 9, 2020 at 5:50 pm

      Loool Thank you Andreas!

      Reply
  83. Patrick Svenningsen October 9, 2020 at 1:17 pm

    I want to travel here when this virus is gone, it looks great over there.

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    1. Karim October 9, 2020 at 5:55 pm

      It really is Patrick.. GO FOR IT πŸ™‚

      Reply

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