As one of the top Thai restaurants in Nashua, our team at Giant of Siam knows how people think. And, when it comes to Thai food, soups are generally not on the top of the list. However, authentic Thai cuisine offers many soups that are a perfect way to warm the soul on a cold winterâ€™s day.
But, we donâ€™t stop there. Thai soup is also the perfect, healthier choice to satisfy your sweet tooth. Yes, you read that correctly! In this article, weâ€™re looking at a few of the most popular Thai soups perfect for any season, any meal, and any craving!
Possibly one of the most popular Thai soups is Tom Yum. Known for its perfect balance of sweet and sour; there are several variations to this one. However, one of the most traditional methods includes shrimp, chilies, lime juice, mushrooms, lemongrass, scallions, and cilantro. If youâ€™re not a fan of seafood, many change the protein to chicken or tofu.
Served hot, the nutrients packed soup is a perfect appetizer any time of the year!
Since the cold New England season is upon us, itâ€™s only appropriate to talk about Jok (or Juk) soup. Consisting of boiled-down rice and ginger, this hearty meal is more of a porridge. However, contrary to how many think of eating soup, Jok is often served for breakfast.
With a poached egg, friedÂ shallots, garlic, cilantro, white pepper, and meatballs, Jok is perfect for chasing away the chills!
Another authentic soup offering a delightful balance of tangy, sweet, and sour is Tom Kha or coconut soup. The complex flavors of this customer favorite are light yet bursting with a rich and creamy consistency perfect for any time of the year. Coconut soup typically incorporates galangal, lime, lemongrass, scallion, mushrooms, and cilantro.
In Thailand, we have a sweet tooth just like the next person, which is why weâ€™ve created the perfect ending to any meal â€“ a dessert soup. Bua Loy is a sticky rick dumpling cooked in coconut milk and sugar. While this is undoubtedly the most popular, youâ€™ll also want to check out Ruam Mit (chilled coconut soup) and Sakoo Cantaloupe (tapioca melon dessert soup).
As the best Thai restaurant in Nashua, we invite you to the Giant of Siam. For decades we have served the greater Nashua region with the most authentic and freshest meals. Be sure to stop by today and try Thai soups!