Traditional Thai Food is both a science and an art with it’s complex interplay of texture, colour and taste and it’s intricate use of herbs and spices. Not only does traditional Thai food favor fresh and flavourful ingredients, but there is an emphasis on whole, natural and seasonal dishes too. What’s more is that many of these boast a variety of health benefits.
In many ways, traditional Thai food has been ahead of the curb in terms of food trends, specifically the superfood craze that has taken the Western food-world by storm. Thai food’s unsparing use of nutrient dense ingredients like ginger, garlic, turmeric, cinnamon, coconut, sesame and chilli makes it perfect for anyone looking to improve or maintain their diet.
Equally, traditional Thai cooking methods like steaming and sauteing ensure that these wonderful ingredients maintain their potency and the integrity of the ingredient is not destroyed. With a new awareness of the dangers of hydrogenated oils caused by over-heating and frying, many are in search of alternate cooking methods. Traditional Thai food is easily cleanest national cuisine we can eat.
At Patara we offer a number of steamed fish dishes that delight our health-conscious customers (and their taste buds), served with our steamed Riceberry Rice, known to be extremely rich in antioxidants for extra immune support during the cold seasons.
Traditional Thai food also makes use of a wide variety of mushrooms like reishi and skitaki. Mushrooms are known to be powerful adaptogens; these support your adrenal system to help regulate the body’s hormonal response to stress and slows down ageing.
At Patara we believe that wellness is not just about what we eat, but how we eat it. For Thai’s, eating is a national past-time and sharing is a great pleasure. This is why traditionally, Thai food incorporates the art of sharing, and why at Patara, our menu’s are designed according to mood. Peaceful for one, Romantic for two and Flair and Fun Fair for larger parties and family occasions.
We look forward to sharing some of our wholesome, healthy and hearty traditional Thai food with you soon.