Thai food is quickly becoming one of the most popular healthy food choices. The food is delicious, tasty, healthy and colorful, meaning that it appeals to a wide range of senses, and you probably won’t have to feel guilty about eating it. Thai food usually incorporates a variety of vegetables and spices to provide a rich, exotic flavor that doesn’t require a great deal of salt, or frying. If you’re considering eating healthy, or just want to add a taste of exotic spices into your diet, these popular dishes at Saint Louis Thai restaurants are for you.
Tam Yam Goon – One of the dishes most commonly associated with Thai, Tam yam Goon is a soup made of jumbo shrimp, mushrooms and shallots with flavors coming from lemongrass, lime leaves, galangal, chilis and fish sauce. You can find all of the ingredients at a local St. Louis Asian market, but you can also find most of them at a traditional grocery store.
Pad Thai – If you were to go into any Thai restaurant in the world, you could be certain of one thing, and that is that Pad Thai would be on the menu. The dish is one of the most classic Thai foods and is made of a mixture of healthy Thai local foods. The dish consists of noodles, tofu, bean sprouts, onions and peanut dust (you can make a peanut sauce quite easily with peanut butter if need be).
St. Louis Thai Food
|St. Louis Thai Restaurants||Phone||Location|
|Addie’s Thai House||314-469-1660||West County|
|Basil Spice||314-776-1350||South Grand|
|Fork & Stix||314-863-5572||University City|
|King & I||314-771-1777||South Grand|
|Pearl Cafe||314-831-3701||North County|
|Thai 202||314-367-3003||Central West End|
|Thai Country Cafe||314-862-0787||U City Loop|
| Thai Kitchen
| St. Charles
Kuay Tiew– Commonly known as noodle soup, this is a staple dish in the diet of any Thai person. Ingredients include noodles and pretty much any meat or vegetable you can think of, so if you have had it somewhere, don’t expect it to be the same somewhere else! There are as many recipes for Kuay Tiew in Thailand as there are for pizza. Try sampling as many of them as you can at St Louis Thai restaurants by trying different broths, and adding noodles and the meat of your choice.
Som Tam – Som Tam is a stretch into the exotic, and as a spicy papaya salad, is hard to top if you’re serving it to guests. Som Tam consists of shredded green papayas, chili peppers, and sweet and sour sauce. You can usually get this dish side by side with rice and sweet and sour or Thai barbequed chicken.
Gai Med Ma Moung – If you’ve ever heard of roasted chicken cashew, then you’ve heard of this dish. Gai Med Ma Moung is one of the most complex and beautiful dishes in Thailand, and also one of the most delicious. The dish is based around roasted cashew nuts, soy sauce, garlic, honey, chili peppers, chicken and basic spices.
Other famous Thai dishes include Geng Kheaw Wan Gai (Green Curry Chicken), Tom Kah Gai (coconut chicken soup), Kao Phad (fried rice), Massaman Curry (Coconut Curry) and Khao Man Gai (Chicken & Rice).
Most Thai food served in local St Louis are incredibly delicious but watch out; most of them also have a spicy kick. If you’re planning to make them yourself, you should probably try them in a local STL restaurant first. And if you’re planning on going to Thailand, enjoy, and remember that most dishes are actually quite delicious!
Thai Food & Cuisine Resources
Thai-Food.com is a terrific resource featuring information about Thai Food, Thai cuisine, and Thai recipes. For more info, visit their site
TempleofThai.com is an online grocery store featuring Thai food, kitchen items, and recipes. For more info, visit their site.
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