When the holiday season is over and the new year begins, it always seems like it’ll be forever until the holiday season comes back around. However, as we all know, time always flies! Thanksgiving is the holiday that kicks off the holiday season. Thanksgiving is an amazing time of year that we give thanks for everything we have as well as eat a ton of delicious food.
This year, due to the pandemic, everything has been changing and we’ve all been adjusting to new routines. To make the best of the current times, people have been starting new traditions that help bring more excitement. If you’re spending Thanksgiving by yourself this year or only with your immediate family, consider switching the meal up a little bit by trying Thai food for Thanksgiving! Thai food is healthy, delicious, and easy to put together. In this post, we’ll show you how to substitute some of the basic Thanksgiving food with delicious Thai cuisine. You might enjoy it so much that it becomes a yearly tradition! 2020 is the year of change, so why not try something new!
Preparing Thai Food For Thanksgiving
Sub out Turkey
While turkey is the most popular American thanksgiving food, it’s not very popular in Thailand. The best way to bring Thailand flavor into your thanksgiving meal is to choose a type of meat that’s more popular in Thailand and Thai cuisines. A few options are beef, chicken, pork, or even duck! Water buffalo is also served often in Thailand. Add in traditional Thai sauces, spices, and pastes to your meat dish to bring out all the delicious Thailand flavors.
Sub out Potatoes with Yams
Yams are popular in Thailand. Sweet potatoes are also very popular so if you’re still looking to have some potatoes with your Thanksgiving meal then sweet potatoes are the way to go! Yams can be prepared either baked or fried. Baked would obviously be the healthier option but if you’re not worried about that, fried yams are absolutely delicious. Purple yams especially are a very popular food in Thailand.
Sub out Gravy for Curry
If you’ve read our other blogs, you know that curry is a staple and extremely popular dish in Thailand. There are many different types of curry you can make that include green chili paste, bamboo shoots, and many other ingredients. Curry’s would substitute perfectly for your Thanksgiving gravy.
Sub out Pie for Golden Bananas and Ice Cream
While we know pie is an absolute Thanksgiving favorite in America, consider skipping it this year and make deep-fried bananas to pair with some ice cream. Fried bananas and ice cream is Thailand’s go-to dessert.
Order from Amarin of Thailand in Wellesley, MA
If you’re interested in Thai food for Thanksgiving this year and don’t want to cook yourself, consider ordering from Amarin of Thailand! We have a delicious menu with food options for the whole family. Also, visit us or order out any day of the week! We have some of the best Thai food in the Wellesley area! Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about our menu.