Why Thai Food is the Healthy Takeaway Option

Updated: Aug 12

After a long day at work, the last thing you may feel like doing is making dinner from scratch, and there may be nothing in the fridge in any case! So the obvious and convenient choice would be to order a takeaway. You can relax and have your dinner delivered to your door. No cooking = no dishes!

But takeaways have gotten a bad reputation for being notoriously unhealthy. This makes sense when you consider that the most common takeaway foods are pizzas, burgers and fried chicken.

But our Thai eatery provides you with a takeaway option that is not only delicious and satisfying (certainly hitting the spot!) but also provides you with a healthy dinner option that is full of nutritious ingredients. There are also many options for vegetarians and those with special dietary requirements.

But what is it that makes Thai food a healthier option than others?

Health Benefits Of Classic Thai Ingredients

The ingredients that are commonly used in Thai cooking have many health benefits. Ingredients that are found in almost every Thai dish include:

  • Garlic

  • Ginger

  • Turmeric

  • Chillies

  • Coconut Milk

  • Coriander

  • Lemon Grass

Many of these ingredients have antioxidant properties and are essential to a healthy diet. They are also full of vitamins like vitamins C and D. Many of the ingredients are used for medicinal purposes too ‒ that is how immense their healing properties are! You definitely would not be able to say the same about your average pizza ingredients.

Fresh Vegetables

Fresh vegetables are a staple in Thai cooking, with even the meatiest of meals containing at least a few vegetables. The inclusion of lots of fresh veggies is what sets Thai food apart from other popular takeaway options.

Quick Frying

It is common knowledge that the longer you cook vegetables, the more they lose their nutritional qualities. Thai meals are known to make use of quick frying techniques. This ‘flash frying’ ensures that the nutrients in the vegetables and other ingredients remain intact and that the ingredients are almost as nutritious as they would be raw.

Are you looking for an authentic yet modern Thai eatery in Takapuna? Here at SOHO Thai Kitchen, we offer a wide range of nutritious and delicious Thai meals available for takeaway or to enjoy as a sit-down meal. Have a look at our mouth-watering meals on our online menu and call us to make an order on 021 263 7732.

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