The sequel is finally here..The Wonders Of Thai Food (Part2) Today I’ll be going into more detail about the Thai foods that I ate and the health benefits of these dishes.
It’s a first here on Di Nutrition to be covering any particular country’s dishes, and what better way than to start off with Thailand, as I feel so blessed to have eaten their foods.
If you missed out on part 1 then please go watch that right now.. yeah It’s a video (Click Here)
Ok without further ado here is The Wonders Of Thai Food (Part2)… Enjoy
Bao (Steamed Buns)- Now these little buns have a very uncanny resemblance to Boo from Mario Kart.
Despite that though I promise they’re no trouble what so ever, in fact Bao is very delicious indeed.
Bao is a steamed, filled bun, that’s bread like in taste and quite similar in touch. It can be filled with meat such as Chicken & Pork, vegetables & Fish such as Shrimp.
Bao’s origins actually stem from China, but the Thai people have adopted this dish and made it their own for many years now (They call it Siopao). The Thai people tend to eat this as a Snack/Dessert but I first tasted it at breakfast.
I was very impressed with the softness of the Bao and how both the meat and vegetable based examples exploded in my mouth to give a very nice taste. I slightly preferred the vegetable based one over the meat based one, as I felt the flavor had more diversity in it.
What I found really neat about this was the fact that Bao can be eaten on the go with no cutlery needed.
I would definitely recommend the meat Bao if you are looking for a way to get more protein in (Click Here) , and the vegetable ones as a much better snack for you than eating chocolates or crisps (Potato Chips) any day.
Thai Coconut Soup- Thai Coconut soup aka Tom kha kai is a spicy and sour soup with coconut milk in it. It normally contains a lot of Peppers, Mushrooms, Lime, Chicken and Fish sauce.
What I very quickly found out was, despite the Coconut milk this dish was still really hot and it’s more like a curry then a soup.
I found the taste to be very creamy & rich, with the peppers really giving the dish it’s kick, I could taste the lime too but I didn’t really feel it made it sour enough for me to even notice.. maybe I was to focused on the peppers 😅
I would recommend Thai Coconut soup as it’s very healthy though hot and is packed with vitamins, to be honest I’m not a fan of really spicy dishes but still loved this dish.. hot curry lovers will lap this up, no doubt.
Thai Pork Soup- Thai Pork soup is a very popular dish in Thailand and I was blessed enough to have this recommended to me at a restaurant.
Thai pork soup contains Pork (Duh) Leek & Carrot with a mixture of Thai flavors that give you a real experience whilst eating.
I really enjoyed this dish.. despite looking out of the window and seeing two tigers fighting each other!
First of all I felt the mixture between the Leek, Carrot and pork was really nice, and second it’s one of those soups that the flavor never gets old
I can see now why this soup is so popular over here; I would recommend this to you if you’re an eater of pork and love vegetable & meat based soups.
DID YOU KNOW?: Leek has Vitamins A and K, along with healthy amounts of folic acid, niacin, riboflavin, magnesium and thiamin in them.
Seafood- I enjoyed the fresh Sea food here in Thailand very much..despite hearing about non natives getting bad stomachs after consuming the local sea food in Thailand.
I had no such problems myself. As you can see in the picture above I had Shrimps, Shell Fish, Sea bass, Fish & Noodle soup. I also ordered Crab with this and rice.
The shrimps were very nice along with the noodle soup. I was not too pleased with the fried Sea bass (I had to cut all that skin off) (Click Here) but it was very tasty after doing so. I also for the first time in my life had Crab.
I had this along with the rice and to be honest with you it was mediocre, It’s not something I would go after to eat again.. and I much prefer Lobster than Crab.
I would recommend everything above except the Crab. The health benefits of Sea Food is great, such as low in fat/cholesterol, big on Omega’s (Click Here) ,high in protein…the list goes on, bottom line.. EAT MORE SEA FOOD ASAP.
Yoghurt- If you’ve read any of my blog posts before you’ll know I don’t really care for Yoghurt. To my surprise I started eating a lot of it over here.
The particular one I had was Thai and was very tasty and on its own, not sweet at all. It’s only when you add the freshly cut Bananas to the mix that you really feel any sweetness hit your mouth.
I Really loved the combo of the Banana and the yoghurt.. I know it’s not a ground breaking combo, but I felt this Thai Yoghurt with the Banana was one of the best I’ve ever tasted in my life.
I would recommend this if you love eating Yoghurt. I think even someone with a sweet tooth who’d initially think “this is not sweet at all” would really enjoy this Thai Yoghurt as the taste is to die for.
Thai Coconut Sticky Rice With Mango, Kiwi & Coconut Milk – Thai Coconut sticky rice is a Thai dessert dish served with a fork and spoon.. which you will become accustomed to for breakfast, lunch and dinner over here in Thailand.
This dish is very popular in the summer because the Mangos are in season then (April & May) . They call sticky rice “Khao neow” over here.
Now I ended up seeing this on a menu by an off chance, and it really caught my eye. I don’t normally eat desserts at all but I decided to order it this time around.
When I was finally presented with the Thai Coconut sticky rice I was amazed, It look so beautifully displayed on the plate. I thought how the Kiwi was presented was clever.. though that little ice cream cone thing was never eaten (You know I keep it healthy) , the mango was super fresh and tasted so good.. but for me the Coconut milk was the best thing on the plate!
It took me by surprise because it was warm and not cold, but it was no problem at all as it tasted nice on its own.. but with the sticky rice and mango it brought the dish all together.
It was like a well drilled football team every ingredient knew it’s role and delivered, which was nothing but sheer heaven to my mouth and the best thing I ate to date in Thailand.. by a country mile!
So this goes without saying I would recommend this to you if you love food period.
I really enjoyed sharing this with you guys. Please do let me know though…
What Do You Make Of All This?
What Is Your Favorite Thai Dish?
What Are Your Biggest Challenges/Frustrations When Eating Asian Cuisines?
Are You A Fan Of Crab?
Have You Ever Tried Thai Coconut Sticky Rice ?
Of course Any other questions are always welcome just leave a comment below
Until Then Ciao
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