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Thai food lunch suggestions?
A group of us are going out to lunch today and I LOVE pad thai but would love to try something else. The currys are all cream based...any other ideas?
Mon. Nov 28, 10:47am
I love Tai
There is this thing on the menu at the Thai plac by my work called Nuang Yang. (spelling might be different) Basically it is really tender beef (kind of like tri tip). with veggies and I ask for brown rice. It's a very well baanced meal and you don't feel too comatized from all the heavy sauces. It usually comes with a soy sauce on the side which I try to stay away from because of all the sodium. Good Luck.
Monday, November 28, 2005, 12:21 PM
actually, curries use coconut milk, not cream. not low-cal, but a different ingredient.
One of the things I love at Thai restaurants is the beef salads that seem to be on every menu under a different name. They are usually fairly spicy, with a nice limey dressing. Diet friendlier than most thai dishes. There are often an assortment of veggie-heavy dishes as well.
Or you could go for things with wide rice noodles. They're awesome!
Monday, November 28, 2005, 12:36 PM
there's also usually a dish where you can choose among chicken, beef, or tofu to go with assorted veggies.
Monday, November 28, 2005, 12:47 PM
I love thai and find ways to include it in my weight loss mission. One of the ways is by ordering any variety of stir fry on the menu -- just make sure they use very little oil (typical for thai stir fries). You can tell by either asking server and then to make sure (sounds gross, but) getting a little of the sauce on your index finger and rubbing it between index and thumb. If it looks watery and doesn't feel greasy, it isn't. In that case, any number of the stir fries are low in fat and loaded with veggies. Limit yourself on the rice and you've got a super low calorie meal! Also great is the tom yum soup. It's brothy and low fat also so very low in calories (although high in sodium if that's a concern).
Monday, November 28, 2005, 7:14 PM
Outside Bangkok, Phuket probably has the widest variety of food choices in Thailand. One of the main reasons for this is the island’s long history as an international place, going back to the tin-mining boom of more than a century ago. These days, the island’s inhabitants come from all corners of the globe, but varieties of Thai cuisine are still very much the favorite food. Let’s start the day right with breakfast.
Kao Tom is boiled rice served with a choice of meat and other titbits and sometimes also an egg. Healthy and not too heavy, it is one of the most popular dishes for Thais at the start of the day. However, if kao tom seems a bit basic, then Phuket has plenty more to offer, such as:
Roti Roti & Mussaman Curry is influenced by the cuisines of Malaysia and the Indian Subcontinent. There are two elements: roti, which is Indian-style unleaven bread, and a small bowl of curry made with your choice of beef, chicken or lamb. You usually also get a fried egg with it. The set with a drink will cost around 50 baht (less than two Euro). The restaurant best-known in Phuket for this dish is Roti Chaofa, on Chao Fa Rd in Phuket City, next to the Siam Commercial Bank. This family-run place has been in the business more than 30 years, serving up a secret-recipe curry passed down through the generations. The shop opens daily from 0600 to noon. Tel: 66 (0) 76 221771.im Sum Dim sum, which has its roots firmly in Chinese cuisine, is probably the most fun you can have at breakfast; a sort of Chinese tapas. Dim sum restaurants serve a huge variety of different dishes, all in small portions -
enough usually for a couple of bites - all delivered in small bamboo containers, though some restaurants serve the food in small bowls instead.
Wednesday, September 09, 2009, 3:05 AM
american expat living in thailand...
hi there - i live in thailand now (i am not from here but i work here) and if you can get any of the following in a thai restaurant, these would be decent choices:
- papaya or green mango salad (som tam)
- larb (boiled chicken or pork salad - no oil (or shouldn't be oil)... one of my faves - it's delish)
- any of the thai salads are good
- tom yum koong/goong (this is the clear soup w shrimp, tamarind -- do not order tom yum gai --- that is the fatty chicken coconut soup)
- chicken/pork satay
- anything steamed with sauce on the side.
be careful of the peanut sauces and enjoy!
Wednesday, September 09, 2009, 3:29 AM
Thai food and a dieter
I loved your ideas, thanks
Wednesday, September 09, 2009, 12:54 PM
Thai meals typically consist of either a single dish or rice (khao in Thai) with many complementary dishes served concurrently and shared by all. It is customary to serve more dishes than there are guests at a table.
mesa thai food
was traditionally eaten with the right hand but it is now generally eaten with a fork and a spoon; this was instituted as part of Westernization under Prime Minister Phibun Songkhram in the 1930s and 1940s. The fork, held in the left hand, is used to push food into the spoon. The spoon is then brought to the mouth. A traditional ceramic spoon is sometimes used for soups. Knives are not generally used at the table. Chopsticks are used primarily for the consumption of noodle soups, but not otherwise used – Thailand being largely outside the Sinosphere (zone of strong Chinese cultural influence), and also not using Chinese characters.
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