We all need a vacation, but itâ€™s not always possible to visit all the amazing places around the world that weâ€™d like to see. But thereâ€™s more than one way to experience other cultures. March 30th is National Virtual Vacation Day, and what better way to observe it than with some Thai food from Giant of Siam? Not only do you not have to leave Nashua, you donâ€™t even have to leave home if you order delivery.
If you want to feel like youâ€™ve traveled to Thailand, start with a classic Thai dish: chicken satay skewers. You can also get beef satay, but the peanut sauce is what really makes this dish. The marinade of curry paste, curry powder, coconut milk, salt, and sugar, along with the peanut sauce, creates a medley of traditional Thai flavors. As for the peanut sauce, there are some variations, but it always involves peanut butter, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, and spices.
Another staple of Thai food is the hot and sour salad. These are warm dishes packed with flavorful ingredients. One of our favorites is yum hed, which combines mushrooms, ginger, chili, tomatoes, peanuts, scallions, onions, and lime juice. For some added protein, turn yum hed into a seafood dish by adding shrimp or scallops.
Now we get the main event: curry. Whether a curry is green or red depends on the type of chilis used to make it. Green curry has a more versatile flavor than red curry. It can easily be as spicy as red curry, but other ingredients can temper the spice. Those ingredients can also contribute to its green color. For example, youâ€™ll often find basil and other herbs in green curry. Served over any proteinâ€”chicken, beef, tofuâ€”or mixed vegetables, green curry is essential to enjoying central Thai cuisine.
Even if you canâ€™t actually visit Thailand any time soon, you can enjoy a virtual vacation with authentic Thai food from Giant of Siam. Get your friends together and visit us or order delivery and enjoy the virtual journey from the comfort of your own home!