Healthy Thai Food Choices – Eat Smart and Stay Healthy


Thai cuisine is favored alike in the Asian continent and other parts of the world, as a healthy choice of food. Making smart food choices is the secret behind having a perfectly healthy meal served to you in one of the best Bangkok restaurants that you may come across. It is not very difficult to find one, as there is a long list of options like the AVANI Riverside Bangkok Hotel. Most Thai dishes are diet friendly, but it is best to take a closer look at the menu before you start making your order if you want to be sure that you will avoid taking up any unnecessary calories.


A standard Thai meal comes with a lot of fresh veggies or salads, curries, and meat alongside the main dish of rice or stir-fried noodles. They are usually flavored with a generous hand, using a lot of spice and salt. The main ingredient in Thai curries is coconut milk, and the frying is carried out with coconut oil. Research says that coconut products are rich in lauric acid, which can reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases; however, you might want to skip deep fried food to be on the safer side. Thai fried rice is rarely a smart choice as it contains a large excess of oil. You will note that most of the appetizers like grilled meat or satay are served with thick spicy peanut sauce. This is also not very welcoming to healthy eaters. Summer rolls filled with fresh veggies wrapped in thin rice paper are a safe bet. Clear broth soup with vegetables, meat or shrimp is also free of high calories. It is also important to be on alert when you are ordering strong black tea or iced tea as they contain a large amount of sugar.


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Delectable traditional dishes in Maldives -Mouthwatering customary dishes.


Maldivian cuisine being the local cuisine of the Maldivian islands is often exploded with delightful flavours and a range of spices.


Maldivian food is mainly composed of three staple components; coconut, starches and fish. It is quite significant that some of these traditional flavours have derived from Indian and Sri Lankan cuisines.


Most Maldivian restaurants offer good quality international cuisine but tasting Maldivian traditional dishes would be one of the key and undeniable pleasures in visiting Maldives. Here are some mouthwatering Maldivian dishes worth mentioning on food and travel blogs such as The Maldives Travels.





This is traditional Maldivian breakfast dish and is basically smoked tuna with mixed with scrapped coconut.


Boshi mashuni


Translated as banana flower salad, is a crunchy salad. This is made of shredded banana flowers, fresh coconut and spices. The dish is completed with turmeric, lime, chilies and onions to bring that hot Maldivian flavour. This is an equally delicious and healthy dish.


Dhon Riha


Dhon Riha is a hot fish curry prepared exclusively in Maldives. Simply translated this means fair curry due to its pale complexion.


This is a curry prepared with tuna chopped into sizable pieces, fennel seeds, garlic, freshly grated coconut and finely grated ginger.


Bis Keemiya


This is an exotic samosa which will blow your mind. The filling is made of gently cooked and finely shredded cabbage, sliced up onions and hard boiled eggs.


The flaky pastry is fried till it gained a golden finish and is incredibly chewy and crunchy at the same time.




Garudhiya or fragrant fish soup is a traditional hot soup. Tuna cut up in cubes are the main ingredient to this dish.


The fish is cooked up with water, curry leaves, chilies, onions, garlic and ginger. It is later seasoned with fried onions and lime. This is a unique flavour that is worth catching.

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Must Try Thai Dishes – Exotic Thai Tastes

Thai food have a unique fusion of spice and fresh ingredients that tastes just right and cannot be experienced anywhere else in the world. But when in Thailand the extensive Thai menus at restaurants can be confusing and you might end up ordering the cliqued chicken fried rice or western food that tastes like old fruit.


Here are a few exotic Thai dishes you can enjoy during your trip to any part of Thailand as they are served in any restaurant such as the Khon Kaen restaurants including the exclusive restaurants in hotels and resorts such as AVANI Khon Kaen Hotel & Convention centre.


Firstly, the ‘Kao Phad’ or Thai Fried Rice. This is a famous street food of Thailand, greatly appreciated by both among tourists and locals. ‘Kao Phad’ is made of a type of meat of your choice (sea food, beef or chicken), garlic, egg and delicious Thai seasoning that makes it irresistible.


Next the ‘Geng Kheaw Wan Gai’ dish. Translated as green curry chicken, this is as spicy as fire and is easily the hottest dish in Thailand. Hence make sure you ask for a milder version when ordering. This dish will be served with beef, chicken or vegetarian depending on your preference. The dish is prepared with a green chili paste mixed with eggplants and Thai spices.


Next ‘Tom Yum Goong’ is an iconic sea food dish offered in Thailand. This is a hot and sour soup with loads of shrimp and lemongrass. An exquisite flavour offered nowhere else in the world. Although make sure to order a milder version if you have a sensitive tongue.


‘Khao Gan Jin’ translated as fried pork blood rice, is literally rice fried in pork blood. The rice is topped with fried garlic, cut up cucumbers and green onions. It its served wrapped in a banana leaf giving it that natural banana flavour.


Last but not the least ‘banana pancakes’. These are mostly offered by street carts selling pancakes and served with vanilla sauce; this is the best thing you’ll ever taste. These in fact come in various flavours such as such as strawberry, orange, vanilla chocolate or whatever else you can think of.


Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting.