Food

Thai vocabulary today :


รสชาติ rót châat = taste ; flavour
หวาน wăan = sweet 
เปรี้ยว bprîeow = sour 
เผ็ด pèt = spicy 
เค็ม kem = salty 
จืด jèut = bland
ขม kŏm = bitter

Thai food achieves a deeper taste and sweet flavour with the use of healthier natural sweeteners. Coconut sugar and palm sugar have been used in Thai cooking for centuries and have a lower GI than common refined sugars.

น้ำปลา nám bplaa = Fish sauce - Adding salt to food brings up the other flavours, but by adding fish sauce you get a deeper and rounder taste

from photo "ผัดเปรี้ยวหวาน" (pàt bprîeow wăan) Thai Sweet and Sour Stir-Fry
a mouth-watering stir fry dish using fresh pineapple, cucumber, onion and tomato. The key to this dish is the balance flavors of the sauce consisted of fish sauce or soy sauce (for vegans), sugar, ketchup, oyster sauce, and fresh pineapple juice.

 

Thai vocabulary today : 


ทำอาหาร tam aa-hăan = to cook
ผัด pàt = stir fried 
ทอด tôt = deep fried 
ย่าง yâang = roast ; barbecue 
นึ่ง nêung = steam
อบ òp = bake
ต้ม dtôm = boil

The everyday basic herbs in Thai cuisine have many health benefits, and they taste great too. Here are just a few examples what Thai ingredients can do for you:
Lime มะนาว - Good source of potassium and vitamin C.
Fresh chilies พริกสด- Good source of vitamins A, C and K. Research continues into pain relief potential.
Lemongrass ตะไคร้- Very good source of iron and potassium and thought to be an effective alternative treatment for yeast infections.
Coriander: ผักชี - Good source of dietary fiber and packed with vitamins and minerals.
Galangal ข่า (Thai ginger) - Aids with digestion and is often used to help treat the common cold.
Turmeric ขมิ้น - Used as an effective anti-inflammatory and antioxidant
Kaffir lime มะกรูด - Promotes gum health and is good for digestion
Garlic กระเทียม - Antioxidant, aids with digestion and research continues into affect on blood pressure and cholesterol

photo : ปลาทอดสมุนไพร ( bplaa tôt sà-mŭn prai ) "Fried fish with herbs"
bplaa = fish
tôt = deep fried 
sà-mŭn prai = herbs

 


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