Zurich, the canton with the highest population in the country Switzerland, has been called the cultural capital of central Europe. Apart from the many opportunities for recreation and entertainment that the city offers, you can also enjoy the best of meals. For instance, if you are looking for the best Thai food in Zurich, you don’t need to go too far. All you have to do is to activate your Google Maps application and locate the nearest restaurant.
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Types of Thai foods in Zurich
The following are some of the best Thai foods you can enjoy in Zurich:
Sweet basil – or bai horapha – are small, deep green leaves used as sprigs and to season fresh raw vegetarian dishes. They also have reddish-purple stems and are used in green and red curries. Sweet basil has a flavor, i.e., lemony fragrance, which is much stronger than western basil. It can be used for deodorizing the scent of meat and could also fight against flatulence. It could also aid digestion and significantly reduces phlegm.
Galangal (Kha) – which is also known as Galanga – belongs to the ginger family. It bears a considerable resemblance to fresh ginger but has a skin that is somewhat more translucent. It is also lighter colored and larger than ginger. Galangal can be used in soups, curry pastes, and stir-fries. However, when it comes to curry paste, use only a small quantity as excess galangal can spoil the curry’s taste. Galangal cures flatulence and also helps the digestive system to digest food. It also relaxes the muscles.
Kaffir Lime (Ma krud)
Kaffir Lime is a green fruit with dark and knobby skin which is used in Thailand. The leaves, peel and juice are all used in the preparation of Thai Food in Zurich. The rind, in most cases, is ground and added to foods while its fragrant leaves are rinsed and shredded. It is then added to hot salad dishes or chili soups to enhance their aromatic appeal. Expectedly, kaffir lime comes with a strong lime fragrance and can be used for deodorizing meat’s scent. The skin, as well as the leaves, also aid digestion.
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Thai mint leaves are round, green, hairless, wavy and thin. They have dark red stems and are usually served fresh as ingredients in spicy salads and spicy hopped meats. Thai mint leaves also cure flatulence and significantly reduces perspiration. The fragrant leaves also contain vitamin C, which may protect against fevers and colds.
Bird’s Eye Chilies (Phrik Kee Noo)
Bird’s eye chilies are small and thin. They often come in red or green and are usually used in soups, currylike dishes, and sauces. They are also known to be extremely hot. Dried chili – also known as phrik haeng – uses small (bird’s eye chilies) and large (red spur chilies). It is either dried in the sun or via smoking. Bird’s eye chilies can help against flatulence and could also eliminate gas from the stomach.
As you can see, you can get to enjoy meals at any Thai Food Zurich restaurant you come across. So, go out there and be treated to the best meals from Thailand!