Asian Favorite: The Healthy and Tasty Pad Thai

Asian Favorite: The Healthy and Tasty Pad Thai

Whether you’re new or used to Thai food, you can never go wrong with Asian Favorite Pad Thai. Pad Thai is a tasty dish that’s quite similar in form to the Italian linguine pasta, but in taste and consistency to the Chinese stir-fried noodles.

Health-wise, Pad Thai is your best meal choice. There’s no doubt it is one of the most famous and highly consumed dishes in Thailand. While there’s no doubt that the dish has got some Chinese influence in it, it’s still the authentic Thai dish that is well-loved in the world over.

Why Choose Rice Noodles?

Pad Thai is made with dried rice noodles, which are touted as the healthier version of the Western egg noddles. Rice noodles are made with rice flour, water, and possibly some corn starch or tapioca to improve its transparency and texture. These noodles aren’t made with eggs and are gluten-free.

When it comes to calorie and fat content, rice noodles beat egg noodles at the health scale. Half a cup of rice noodles contains 96 calories while the same amount of pasta has 111. As for fat content, regular pasta has 0.65 gram of fat in it while there’s only 0.15 gram in rice noodles.

Mixed with Other Goodies

To make Pad Thai, rice noodles are stir-fried with eggs, tofu, and garlic. It may also be combined with your choice of meat, such as chicken, crab, shrimp, or squid. As for vegetables, you may add bean sprouts, chives, and turnip all together. Pad Thai is also served with a squeeze of lime then topped with chopped roasted peanuts.

The secret of a tasty Pad Thai dish is in the sauce. While all other restaurants use soy sauce or fish sauce in their dishes, Asian Mint is using only authentic Thai sauces to make sure that you’re getting the right Asian flavors in every Asian favorite Pad Thai dish that we serve.

The Healthier Choice

Pad Thai is the best choice for health buffs and anyone else who is following a strict diet. Rice noodles are naturally gluten-free so there’s really no big issue there. A Pad Thai recipe can be modified in such a way it accommodates your vegetarian or vegan diet preferences. To make Pad Thai vegan, simply skip the fish sauce and binge on soy sauce.

Here at Asian Mint, we serve Pad Thai in different ways. You can choose from original, Woon Sen, No Sen, and crispy. Woon Sen and No Sen are the Pad Thai variations that would appeal most to people who would like to cut out on carbs. Visit us soon and let us show you how a real Pad Thai dish should taste like.

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