Santosa Wellness & Detox Center in Phuket presents a new take on the world famous thai dish, Pad Thai!
The recommended main ingredients for the Santosa vegetarian version of the Pad Thai are as follows:
Dried Rice noodles, tofu, tamarind pulp, soy sauce, garlic or shallots, red chilli pepper, sweet peppers, palm/coconut sugar, lime, nuts like cashew or peanut; it may also contain bean sprout, garlic chives, coriander leaves, pickled radishes, carrots, long bean and cabbage.
Vegetarian cuisine refers to food that meets vegetarian standards by not including meat and animal tissue products. However eggs and dairy products such as milk and cheese are often permitted. The strictest forms of vegetarianism exclude all animal products, including dairy products as well as honey.
Vegetarian food isn’t simple at all. It is instead quite complex and requires serious study to learn the basic properties of foods and how food acts when handled in various ways. For example, when you soak nuts and legumes to sprout them you not only obtain maximum nutritional value, but you also achieve superior flavours. Or if you marinate certain vegetables for six to eight hours or more, you break down their undesirable starchiness completely.
Improved health is one of the many reasons people choose to adopt a vegetarian diet, and there is now a wealth of evidence to support the health benefits of a vegetarian diet. Research has found that vegetarians have lower rates of a number of health problems, including overweight and obesity, heart diseases, blood pressure, diabetes, constipation, some cancers, gall stone and kidney stone. Vegetarians generally have a lower body mass index and increased longevity.
At Santosa, vegetables represent the most compelling flavour on any plate, and they have been the hallmark and the repertoire of the cuisine.
Join us at Santosa Restaurant in Phuket for some delicious vegetarian food!