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Some of the most common vegetables used in Thai dishes include carrots, onion, broccoli, bok choy, eggplant, bell peppers, and many more. While these vegetables may not sound particularly exciting, vegetables are celebrated in Thai cooking in such a way that the veggies are often the hero of the dish.
For many people, vegetables simply taste better when they’re incorporated into Thai dishes than in other cuisines. But why is this? As a Thai eatery in Milford, we shed some light on how Thai food celebrates and heroes vegetables in its dishes.
The emphasis on Fresh Veggies
No matter which Thai eatery you go to, there will always be an emphasis on fresh vegetables, with some eateries even growing their own vegetables, herbs, and spices so that the freshest ingredients are always used. This makes all the difference when it comes to the taste and texture of the vegetables.
When it comes to most Thai meals, veggies are flash fried which helps them maintain their nutritional value, and original flavours and gives them a delicious crunch. Because they are not boiling away in the pot for hours, they do not lose their structure or taste.
The Right Balance of Flavours
Thai cooking is known for its combination of subtle and bold flavours that combine just the right amount of spices and flavourings to create that perfect balance. The flavours used in Thai cooking bring out the best in the vegetables that are used.
Seasonal Vegetables are Used
The most delicious vegetables are the ones that are in season, and you will find that many Thai eateries, including ours, actually offer seasonal menus based on which ingredients are currently in season. This makes for truly delicious meals and a variety of different meals and ingredients throughout the year.
Portion Sizes and Balance
When it comes to Thai food, you’ll find that the meals are very balanced in terms of proteins, carbohydrates, and vegetables. These different components play off one another, and the perfect portions of each are added to the meal to create the ideal pairing. As veggies are usually the most nutritionally important part of the meal, they are really heroes when it comes to portion sizes.