The Wonders Of Thai Food (Part 2)

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.

 

 

THAT’S IT!

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

We Look Up  

Karim David

-The Healthy One

 

 


118 Responses to “The Wonders Of Thai Food (Part 2)”

  1. Chris Mclean says:

    Nice work Karim.

  2. Martje Vliermaat says:

    Love this 🙂

  3. Sammy Yates says:

    Looking dapper mate.

  4. Lisanne Rommelent says:

    Wow well said.

  5. Arzhan Valanejad says:

    Super job! this was a good read 🙂

  6. Satsu Michizoe says:

    I enjoyed this article of yours. I’m not a big fan of Crab though like you.

  7. Reuben Hussain says:

    Fantastic article Karim. I actually eat Tom kha kai every week, to me it’s the best dish in Thailand.

  8. Sid Burks says:

    I noticed no noodle or rice based dishes made the list, why was that ?

  9. Lexi Adeline says:

    My biggest Frustration with Asian food is the names of them. It really puts me off if I’m eating out to try it, I tend to go for what I know.

  10. Casey Pittman says:

    I love the Seafood in Thailand too, good job.

  11. John Olivieri says:

    I really want to go to Thailand now because of you!

  12. Natalina Silvia says:

    Part 2 was worth the wait well done Karim 🙂

  13. Toby Rogers says:

    This is very good I’ve shared this on facebook 🙂

  14. Morgan Thomas says:

    I love thai food!!

    Tom Yum Goong soup is the best, it very popular and healthy.

  15. Riad Hussain says:

    Nice work well done. I am a fan of Crab I just love breaking it all apart and eating it.

  16. Ollie Jones says:

    I love Indian food more.

  17. Fran Dixon says:

    I got thai food just the other night, thanks for encouraging me to do so 🙂

  18. Zhelan Liao says:

    Exactly right. I will be subscribing now!

  19. David Long says:

    Thai Beef Curry is the best dish in my eyes.

  20. Shay Grant says:

    This took me by surprise, thank you for all your tips.

  21. Alice Williamson says:

    Nice article Karim, I hate Crab it taste disgusting!

  22. Sue Chen says:

    Poa Pee which is egg rolls, I’ve eaten many times is nice.

  23. Dexter Jackson says:

    Excellent post here Karim! thank you so much.

  24. Felix Thorsen says:

    I’ve not had the sticky rice but I have had Banana with Coconut Milk, it’s nice too.

  25. Alex Carr says:

    This is was very good keep it up!

  26. Isabelle Woods says:

    I love this Karim! thank you for sharing.

  27. Elliot Chambers says:

    The Coconut soup looks delicious!

  28. Leo Knight says:

    I’ve had Crab many times before and it’s ok you know. Lobster is much better in my opinion.

  29. Scott Horton says:

    My favorite is Thom Ka Ghai, That’s chicken in coconut milk (over rice)

  30. David Lan says:

    Tod Nam Pla is the sea food in that picture you’ve got. I like this because it’s none spicy.

  31. Yousef Khan says:

    Very good article here Karim.

  32. Connor Atkinson says:

    Great article Karim, my biggest challenge with Asian food is not being familiar with the dishes.

  33. Thomas Kjeldsen says:

    Crushing it Karim well done 🙂

  34. Elo Holm says:

    Phat Thai I like this meal so much.

  35. Jamie Spence says:

    Is it ok for me to share this with my followers on facebook Karim ?

  36. Lara Webster says:

    I’m offended your not a fan of Crab 😄 as I’m a big seafood eater.

  37. Eva Ward says:

    I really enjoyed reading this Karim. You’re looking very handsome in your pictures 😍

  38. Mercedes Tucker says:

    I love Sticky Rice OMFG We’ve both had the same desert! I’m glad finally someone said how good this desert really is 😘

  39. Erik Čermák says:

    Didn’t you have any salty dishes ?

  40. Riina Palo says:

    This was amazing Karim thank you! No I’m not a fan of Crab either.

  41. Nestori Paavola says:

    I’m going to Thailand this Christmas,I’ll have to try out the yogurt then.

  42. Elina Räsänen says:

    What I don’t like about Asian food is it can be very hot.

  43. Willem Freriksen says:

    Great article Karim loving the info. Noodle soup called Kuay Tiew is the best dish,I had the chance to eat many times when I went to Thailand last year.

  44. Nadeera Sargana says:

    I love Bao so much too,lmao Mario kart reference 👻

  45. Roman Šindelář says:

    Excellent content 👏

  46. Kévin Chausson says:

    In Thailand I had a red curry.

  47. Issac Wilkinson says:

    I really liked this article Karim, but I’m surprised you have not included any of the noddle dishes.

    • 1didieci says:

      Thanks Issac I’m glad you mentioned this actually, The reason for this was because it would be like everything else that can be found online.. and to boot this is just the delicious food that I tasted and loved the most, but thank you for asking me this (Many are afraid to ask lol) much love Issac 👊🏿

  48. Tatiana Hodge says:

    I’ve tasted Coconut Sticky Rice and I had the same reaction Hahaha❤️

  49. Heidi King says:

    ❤️ this so much.

  50. Nina Davis says:

    Not tried the sticky rice yet but it looks really good!

  51. Russell Jamison says:

    I like both Crab and Lobster to be honest,I thought this was very good.

  52. Abi Mcgowan says:

    Very beautiful young man you are Karim.

  53. Jade Webb says:

    Thanks for sharing this Karim. I’m planning a trip to Thailand at the end of the year 🙂

  54. Bennie Mendoza says:

    Excellent article my friend 🙂

  55. Imaran Khan says:

    Green chicken curry is my all time fav in Thailand 😋😄😀

  56. Charlie Newman says:

    WHAT A READ THIS WAS BACK OF THE NETTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT ⚽

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