January is National Soup Month, so it’s a perfect time to head to your favorite Thai restaurant in Massachusetts! Soups are a traditional part of Thai cuisine and highlight all the elements that make Thai food unique. Because it’s National Soup Month, we’re going to take a look at some of our favorite soups on our menu at White Coconut Thai. Even when it comes to Asian food, Thai flavors stand out, and soup is the perfect way to experience them on a cold day.
This tangy sweet and sour soup is a classic of Thai cuisine. Chicken or tofu rests in a broth made with coconut milk seasoned with galangal (a regional herb similar to ginger), lime juice, and lemongrass. To add some more flavors and textures, the soup also features mushrooms, scallions, and cilantro. Coconut soup is the perfect dish if you want to warm up with some Thai food that isn’t too spicy.
We love wonton, we love soup, so why not put them together? To make this soup, we fill wonton wrappers with ground shrimp and chicken and put them in a clear broth with scallions and cilantro. Wonton soup may be one of our simpler offerings, but the simplicity allows the ingredients to shine. Complementary flavors work together without overpowering each other to make this traditional Thai comfort food.
Our glass noodle soup brings together many of the elements of Thai food that our customers know and love. To our clear broth, we add chicken or shrimp, glass noodles, scallions, snow peas, and cilantro. Glass noodles are made from the starch of mung beans, potatoes, sweet potatoes, or tapioca (or often a combination of these ingredients) and are nearly translucent when cooked. They are a little softer and heavier than pasta or ramen noodles, but they absorb flavors wonderfully and add a heartiness to this soup that is very welcome in the wintertime.
Warm up with Thai flavors at White Coconut Thai Restaurant in Massachusetts! Come visit us to enjoy soup, curry, stir fry, and more to shake off the cold New England winter weather.