One of the more popular foods here in America and around the world is Thai food. With its delicious blends of spices and flavors, as well as it’s health benefits, there is no wonder it is such a desirable dining choice. It’s influenced by its neighboring countries of China and India, but it has a taste all its own.
Thai food combines the tastes of bitter, sweet, salty, and sour in its salads, noodles, rice, and curries. They achieve the bitter and sour tastes by using ingredients like powerful ginger, hot chili peppers, and zesty lime. While on the sweeter note, the use of coconut milk, sugar syrup, lemongrass, galangal root, brown rice, succulent fruits, and vibrant vegetables will get your taste buds humming in many of the mouthwatering soups and salads. The best Thai dishes will combine some or all of these flavors to really please your palate. Most Thai soups are savory and deliciously creamy but leaner options of clear broth will help cut some calories but not flavor.
If you are watching your figure, or looking to adopt a healthier lifestyle but love flavor too much to go bland and boring, Thai food is your answer! It is one of the healthiest cuisines in the world since most recipes incorporate ingredients that pack some serious health punch, like turmeric (which has over 50 proven health benefits), galangal (helps with bloating and heartburn), pandan leaves (great for your immune system and fighting off colds), coconut milk (in moderate amounts can help lower cholesterol and has heart health benefits as well) and lemongrass (which helps with stomach ailments and headaches). Thai food is also cooked in a healthier way so the food retains most of its nutrients and is not loaded with preservatives and dyes.
If you are looking for a great way to incorporate healthy foods with delicious flavor then come by Thaiphoon @ Pentagon Row in Alexandria, VA and give our authentic Thai food menu a try. Call us today at 703-413-8200 to reserve your seat or place an order to go!