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Gluten Free Guide to Thai Food

March 01, 2021
IN Thai Cuisine

Are you eliminating gluten from your life? You’re not alone. Research suggests as many as six in every 100 people are living with a gluten sensitivity that restricts what they can eat.

Avoiding gluten can be difficult when dining out, but not if you choose Thai cuisine.

There are many gluten free Thai options. Not only are they free of flour and wheat, but they are also bursting with flavor. Let’s explore a few of our favorite gluten free Thai foods.

Gluten Free Soups

Nothing beats a piping hot soup from your favorite Thai restaurant in Seattle on a cold night. For those sticking to a gluten free lifestyle, there are plenty of Thai soups to indulge in.

Tom Kha is Thailand’s national dish. It translates to chicken soup, although variations incorporate tofu, seafood, and pork into the dish. The hot and sour soup traditionally features coconut milk, cilantro, mushrooms, lemongrass, lime leaves, and galangal

Another delectable and gluten free Thai soup is Tom Yum. This translucent hot and sour soup is jam-packed with fresh herbs like lemongrass to produce intoxicating flavors. It also includes coconut milk, garlic, lime leaves, and cilantro.

Gluten Free Thai Curries

If you are considering Thai catering, include a bowl of delicious Thai curry in your order. Thai curries use coconut milk (or water), curry paste, and herbs as a base. Then they add different meats, seafood, vegetables, fruits, and spices.

Thai curry is more than a treat for the tastebuds. Many curries are naturally gluten free, making them a safe meal for those avoiding wheat.

Red curry uses coconut milk, bamboo shoots, sweet basil, and bell pepper. Green curry features coconut milk, eggplant, bell peppers, and sweet basil. Yellow curry is made with coconut milk, tomato, carrots, and potatoes. Curries typically are served with a choice of Thai jasmine white or brown rice.

Gluten Free Seafood Dishes

Thai chefs commonly incorporate a variety of seafood into their meals, making them jam-packed with protein. Many seafood-based Thai dishes are also gluten free.

Garlic prawns are an example of a tasty gluten free Thai-based seafood dish. Chefs sauté the prawns in garlic, black pepper, and cilantro. They are served over fresh broccoli and rice.

If you are looking for more variety, try Phad Talay. This gluten free Thai dish combines mussels, scallops, prawns, calamari, peppers, green beans, mushrooms, onion, corn, and sweet basil in a roasted chili sauce with a side of steamed rice. Please make sure to mention gluten free when you place the order.  The variety of ingredients makes the meal explode with flavor.

Of course, you also incorporate seafood into Thai curry. Salmon curry features fresh salmon cooked with coconut milk, basil, and bell peppers. Prawn and pumpkin curry combines prawns, squash, coconut milk, sweet basil, and peppers to create a zesty gluten free dinner.

The Best Gluten Free Thai Food in Seattle

If you are living a gluten free life, there are plenty of Thai dishes to choose from. Whether you are craving a savory curry or a fresh seafood dish, gluten free Thai cuisine is not hard to find.

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