A new world of Thai


Sierra McIntosh '20, Reporter

On Feb 22, I decided to embark on a rather out of character decision, which was trying Pad See-Ewe. At first glance, it initially didn’t seem like the best idea for my taste buds but then I scrutinized the menu and thought it seemed tasty. Pad See-Ewe is made up of broccoli, bean sprouts, rice noodles, beef, egg, and brown sauce.

So with this in mind, I ignored my initial distaste of trying something new. It was like a radiating glow was erupting from my mouth the moment I took a bite. The combination reminded me quite a bit of Chinese food, but with more spice.

My mom, who had actually taken me out to try the dish, informed me that “Thai food is definitely more healthy than a lot of foods.” But just how much healthier is Thai?

According to thespruceeats.com, many of the herbs and spices used in Thai cooking include lemongrass or turmeric, which are scientifically known to have immune-boosting and disease fighting power. Lemongrass in particular has been used by the Chinese to cure the following conditions: flus and colds, fevers, headaches, stomach conditions and so on.

With its tasty flavor and beneficial health qualities, why not give Thai food a try?