Thursday, February 26, 2009


In light of the beginning of the Lenten season - and for our vegetarian friends - Bangkok Thai Restaurant wants to highlight our non-meat/non-poultry menu options.

REMINDER: You can always head on over to our menu to check out our full array of entrees and appetizers, with our without meat and poultry.

At Bangkok Thai Restaurant, our customers have several options when ordering their meal:

Appetizers: we offer vegetarian versions of spring rolls and egg rolls. If you do not specify vegetarian, both rolls are made with pork. The veggie version contains tofu.

Entrees: for those customers who do not eat meat or poultry, there is a choice between shrimp, scallops or squid (or a combination!). You can also have your entree served with tofu. Our menu also features specific seafood entrees, including:

Ga Tiem Prig Thai and Pad Galee: seafood stir fry with either white pepper sauce or yellow curry sauce.
Bangkok Fish: salmon or tilapia topped with red curry

Soups: our Tom Yum Soup can be served with shrimp (in lieu of chicken), as can our Tom Kha soup.

Salads: all 3 of our salad options - Tossed salad, Yum Yum and Yum Woonsen - can be served with shrimp.

If you are a vegetarian, please inform your server - we are happy to suggest additional and appropriate options for you.


Many people are hesitant to try tofu - it looks a little strange, has an interesting texture, and even bounces a little when you poke it - but once you try it, you may actually enjoy it! Tofu, or soy bean curd, is made by coagulating soy milk into curds and then shaping these curds into small squares. Tofu is obviously rich in soy, has many antioxidants, no saturated fat, no cholesterol, and is high in iron and protein! Some types/brands of tofu are also rich in calcium. Tofu is often fried, and will develop a thin, crunchy "crust" as a result - but is still light and airy. During the cooking process, tofu takes on the taste of whatever it is being cooked with - so, for example, if you cook your tofu with garlic and soy sauce, that is what it will taste like! Because it is sort of "sponge-like" tofu absorbs the flavors of sauces and spices.

For first-time tofu eaters, ordering Pad Thai with chicken AND tofu is a good idea. If you like to tofu, next time, forgo the chicken. Tofu is a healthy and delicious option.

Remember, the weekend specials will be posted here tomorrow, so check back! We'd love to see you this weekend.

Enjoy the warmer temperatures today! Spring is just around the corner.

Bangkok Thai Restaurant

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