7 gluten-free dishes you need to try at a Thai restaurant

March 02, 2020
IN Thai Cuisine

Despite the overwhelming presence of vegetables and rice in authentic Thai cuisine, it’s important for celiacs to take care when eating at a Thai restaurant. Why? Because many dishes contain oyster and soy sauces. 

At Thai Ginger, we are able to cater to a range of dietary requirements, which is why we’ve listed our most popular gluten-free dishes below.

Tom Kha

A traditional Thai dish, this hot and sour soup is simmered with galangal, coconut milk, mushroom, lemongrass, cilantro, and lime leaves. Some Tom Kha dishes contain either prawns or chicken.

Tom Yum

Another traditional soup, Tom Yum is simmered with lemongrass, lime leaves, cilantro, and mushrooms. Hot and sour, it is usually cooked with shrimp. ‘Tom’ refers to the boiling process while ‘Yum’ refers to a spicy and sour salad.

Phad Thai

Considered one of the most famous Thai dishes around the world, Phad Thai is stir-fried rice noodles with bean sprouts, egg, onion and fresh roasted ground peanuts in a tamarind sauce. 

It is typically made with shrimp or chicken.

Yum Woon Sen Talay

Noodle dishes are a staple in any Thai home, which is why you’ll find Yum Woon Sen Talay on many Thai restaurant menus. Bean thread noodles, calamari, prawns, scallops, mussels, tomatoes, onions, freshly roasted peanuts, and cilantro are served in a spicy lime sauce.

Som Tum

Another dish with a zingy lime sauce, this papaya salad is served with carrot, dried baby shrimp, green beans, cherry tomatoes, and freshly roasted peanuts.

Halibut cheeks

A delicious dish, halibut cheeks aren’t very common, so they are a popular option at Thai Ginger. Steamed halibut cheeks are served in a spicy Panang curry sauce with basil, green beans, and bell peppers. It’s typically served with white or brown rice.

Mango sticky rice

We couldn’t list our favorite gluten-free dishes without mentioning dessert too. A traditional dessert, mango sticky rice is made with coconut milk, rice, and fresh mango.

To find out more about our gluten-free dishes, check out our gluten-free menu. If you’re in the Seattle area, we offer take out, delivery and in-restaurant dining.

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