Thai cuisine is known for its flavorful dishes packed with aromatic spices. These spices can bring any dish to life and leave you satisfied. But did you know that Thai cuisine happens to have a wide variety of healthy dishes to choose from? With fresh vegetables, protein, herbs, and spices, choosing the right dish is relatively easy. This month, weâ€™re discussing some of our menuâ€™s most flavorful and healthy dishes. And if you find yourself craving one of these dishes by the end of this blog, youâ€™re always welcome at one of your favorite restaurants in Nashua, Giant of Siam!
As we wrote in our previous article on Three Thai Soups to Try, Tom Yum Soup has many health benefits. This spicy and sour soup is made with lemongrass, chili peppers, lime juice, and herbs like cilantro and basil. It typically includes protein like shrimp or chicken, but you can also ask for a vegetarian version with tofu. Tom Yum Soup is low in calories and high in protein, and the spicy ingredients can potentially help boost metabolism.
Green curry is a popular Thai dish with coconut milk, green chili peppers, and spices. Some typically pair it with vegetables like green beans, bell peppers, and eggplant. You can even add tofu, shrimp, or chicken for extra protein. Green curry is high in fiber and offers healthy fats from coconut milk, while the spices can help reduce inflammation.
This is a salad that contains minced meat (usually chicken, pork, or beef), mixed with fresh herbs like mint, cilantro, and basil, and dressed with a spicy lime dressing. You can also eat it with a side of lettuce leaves to use as a wrap. Larb is high in protein and low in carbs. The mint, cilantro, and basil are also great for boosting immunity and reducing inflammation.
Yum woon sen is a salad made with bean thread (glass noodles), shrimp or chicken, and vegetables like cucumber, tomato, and onion, dressed with a spicy lime dressing. This salad is high in protein and fiber. The bell peppers are also high in vitamin C, while cucumbers are high in vitamin K!Â
As you can see, youâ€™ll be able to find an abundance of vitamins and minerals along with protein and other nutrients from these delicious dishes. The hard part just comes down to choosing the right dish youâ€™re in the mood for! If youâ€™re curious about our other options at Giant of Siam, we encourage you to check out our online menu. We look forward to seeing you!