It’s cold, damp and unpleasant outside... you’d go out wrapped in your duvet if you could and you can’t imagine life without your fluffy socks anymore. You’re desperate! What can you do to combat this pitiless cold spell?!
Never fear – we have the solution. These five spicy Thai dishes will warm you from the inside out in no time at all. And what’s more, you won’t even need to leave your duvet to get them. Interested? Take a look:
1. Tom yam kung soup
‘Tom yam’ roughly translates to ‘mixed soup’, and ‘kung’ refers to the prawns used to make the broth. This hot and sour soup will warm you right down to your toes thanks to spices like galangal, kaffir lime leaves and lemongrass.
2. Som tam papaya salad
While som tam is a salad and is therefore eaten cold, it’s still sure to warm you up: this green papaya dish is flavoured with plenty of chilli, garlic and fish sauce.
Larb is originally from Laos, but immigrants have made it a popular dish in Thailand too. Meat or fish is fried with plenty of spices and chilli, and then served with fresh vegetables and sticky rice. Spices such as cinnamon, cumin and cloves will warm both body and soul.
4. Pad krapao
The name roughly translates to ‘holy basil stir-fry’, so you know you’ll be getting truly delicious spices if you choose this dish. Mincemeat or shrimps are fried together with the eponymous Thai holy basil, garlic, chilli and fish sauce. The mixture is then served with rice and, if desired, a fried egg. Mmm!
5. Kaeng panaeng
An aromatic peanut curry made with chilli paste, dried spices and fresh coconut milk. It can be served with various types of meat, tofu, fish or vegetables – whatever you like best. Garnished with peanuts, this Thai dish is sure to fire you up.
So are you ready to take the fight to the frigid weather? Then order with a single click to have these tasty dishes delivered directly to your door. What are you waiting for?