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The Thai cuisine is rich in flavor, taste, appearance and has many herbs and spices that are known to have medicinal benefits. In fact, in 2017, seven Thai dishes appeared on a list of the "World's 50 Best Foods"—an online poll of 35,000 people worldwide by CNN Travel, including tom yam goong (4th), pad Thai (5th), som tam (6th), massaman curry (10th), green curry (19th), Thai fried rice (24th) and mu nam tok (36th).

Thai food
Thai food


Types of Thai foods

According to Wikipedia's article on Thai cuisine, Thai food can be categorized as the following four categories:

  1. Tom (boiled dishes),
  2. Yam (spicy salads),
  3. Tam (pounded foods), and
  4. Gaeng (curries).

Influence of Indian and other cuisines

The Thai cuisine, (as well the Thai language which was based on Sanskrit, an ancient Indian language), is heavily influenced by the Indian cuisine with some influence from the cuisines from Malaysia & Indonesia, and China. For example, the deep-fries, stir-fries, and steamed dishes derive from Chinese cooking, while most curries and the rich spices are influenced by the Indian cuisine.

Keto / low carb Thai foods list

Tom yum loong: Tom yum koong is a spicy clear broth. It is made with shrimp, lemongrass, kaffir, lime leaves, scallions, mushrooms and fresh chili.

Tom Yum Soup
Tom Yum Soup

Pad Thai: Pad thai is a dish that includes stir-fried noodle. Instead of using regular noodles, you can use miracle noodles or better than noodles which are made from shiitake mushrooms. In addition to the noodles, it also takes bell peppers, scallions one type of protein such as shrimp, chicken, pork, beef or tofu. It also takes peanuts, scrambled egg, bean sprouts, sliced avocado on the side.

Som tom: Som tom is a spicy papaya salad dish tossed with shredded green papaya, red onion, shredded carrots, cherry tomatoes, lime juice, fresh string beans, coconut, chili and fresh garlic.

Massaman curry: Massaman curry is a type of coconut curry that includes flavors such as cardamon, cinnamon, cloves, cumin, anise star, nutmeg, and chili peppers and it is usually served with and any protein such as shrimp, chicken, pork, beef or tofu. Goes well with sliced Avocado.

Green curry: Green curry is made from green chilies, coconut milk, bell peppers, and some protein such as shrimp, chicken, pork, beef or tofu and veggies such as string beans, broccoli etc.

Pad ki mao (Drunken Noodle): (Miracle Noodle or zucchini noodles) It is made with basil and fresh chili peppers, choice of meat, such as chicken, beef, shrimp, tofu, along with broccoli, coconut, onions, and basil.

Tofu eggplant kra prow: Sauteed tofu with eggplant, onions, basil and chili pepper, coconut amino served over cauliflower rice.

Pad kaprow: Any protein, Thai basil leaves, bell peppers, Thai chilies, coconut Amino and onions serve with cauliflower rice or sauteed over zucchini noodles or miracle noodles.

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