Thai food is extremely delicious. It is filled with tantalizing flavors and aromas that dance on each taste bud long after the meal is consumed. It is also a healthy option that has a high nutritional content without a lot of calories. From noodles which can be stir-fried with delicious herbs, lean protein, and veggies, to soups, curry, and fried seafood and rice, there is something for everyone’s taste buds and waistline.
Thai soups are full of meat, noodles, and veggies and often pack quite the punch when it comes to spice. A very popular Thai soup is called Tom Yum Goong which is a shrimp soup, and comes with plenty of spice and heat!
If you are unfamiliar with Thai curries, it is a stew with coconut milk and spices that can be prepared in a wide variety of colors and flavors.
Unlike American food, Thai food is often served in much smaller quantities but is still very filling. You may order a stir fry that in its entirety is only 1 cup of meat but it is accompanied by veggies and a hearty serving of rice. With the winning combination of carbs and protein, it will have no problem hold you over until your next meal.
Most dishes include veggies and they come in such a wide variety of textures, flavors, colors and nutritional values it is hard to miss meeting your daily servings of vegetables when eating Thai foods. Soups that include mushrooms, tomatoes, lemon grass, green onions to Pad Thai and fried rice that also use green onions and other veggies, it’s not hard to see why the Thai are healthy! Even the foods considered fast food in Thailand is handmade and fresh, even from the vendors on the streets!
Even with the healthy nutritional aspects of Thai food, there is also a need to mention that if you are watching your weight, you may want to avoid some foods that are deep-fried or contain coconut milk, which is highly nutritional but also comes with a higher caloric count.
If you are looking to watch your weight but not skimp of flavor, come to Thaiphoon @ Pentagon Row in Alexandria, VA and try out some of our favorite Thai dishes. Bring a friend, dining is always better with friends and family! Call us today at 703-413-8200. to reserve your table or place an order to go.