Updated: Aug 1
When you’re feeling unwell, curling up with a blanket and a generous helping of comfort food can go a long way in making you feel better. Many of us turn to our favourite foods when feeling ill, with Thai dishes serving as a common favourite for the healthy and the sick alike. But did you know that Thai dishes contain ingredients that can actually help you start recovering from your illness? SOHO Thai Kitchen offers the best Thai fusion in Auckland, and we’re here to share the wondrous health effects of Thai dishes and the flavourful ingredients they contain have to offer.
Garlic can help boost immunity when consumed with antimicrobial and antiviral properties. Garlic is a key ingredient in Thai cooking and can be found in many of the dishes at SOHO Thai Kitchen, including our Wok Fried Green with bok choy, ginger and garlic.
Ginger has long been used as a herbal remedy to fight colds and other illnesses. With properties that reduce inflammation and ease pain, ginger can help soothe a sore throat and other ailments. Ginger is another staple in Thai cooking, and many of SOHO Thai Kitchen’s dishes are packed with ginger, including our Kumara Cakes with pickled radish, ginger and coconut tamarind dressing.
Vitamin C gives your immune system the support it needs when fighting illness. Instead of oranges for your vitamin C, turn to broccoli. One hundred grams of broccoli contains 89 milligrams of vitamin C, while oranges have just 53 milligrams per 100 grams. Try SOHO Thai Kitchen’s Cashewnut Chicken with roasted chilli, broccoli and red onion to get over a cold and have you feeling right as rain in no time.
Tamarind is a common ingredient in Thai cooking, adding a delicious flavour to many dishes. Along with its delicious taste, tamarind is full of vitamin C and antioxidants that will help improve your immune system. When you’re feeling unwell, try one of SOHO Thai Kitchen’s delicious dishes containing tamarind, such as our Crispy Pork Belly with tamarind and apple puree, coriander and five-spice dressing.
Whether you’re looking to shut down the sniffles or satisfy the killer craving you’ve been having lately for Thai cuisine, SOHO Thai Kitchen has the best Thai dishes and Thai fusion food Auckland has to offer. Check out our food and takeaway menu and signature cocktails, or book your table.