When most people think of Thai food, soups are generally not the first item to pop into mind. However, if you’re looking for an authentic Thai food near the Burlington Mall, expect to find many soups! Especially if you are stopping in to visit our family at White Coconut! Soups are a perfect way to warm your soul with the cold air settling into New England. However, Thai soup can also satisfy your sweet tooth!
Tom kha (coconut) soup offers a perfect balance of tangy, sweet, and sour experiences. The complex flavorings combine seasonings with galangal, lime juice, lemongrass, mushrooms, scallion, and cilantro. Rich and creamy yet tangy and salty, coconut soup is light and bursting with flavor. A perfect choice at any time of year!
As one of the best known Thai soups, Tom Yum or Tum Yam is a hot and sour soup generally cooked with shrimp. This popular soup also incorporates chilies, lime juice, lemongrass, mushrooms, scallion, and cilantro with your choice of protein: chicken, shrimp, or tofu. Served hot, tom yum soup is usually an appetizer during lunch. Full of nutrients, flavorful, and healthy this soup is popular for a reason!
Consisting of boiled-down rice filled with ginger, Juk or Jok, is more of a porridge than a soup. Jok is created with a combination of cilantro, white pepper, pork meatballs, fried shallots, garlic, and a poached egg. Often served during breakfast, this soup is also the perfect go-to on a sick day.
Now, on to the part you’ve been waiting for – dessert soup. Yes, you read that correctly. Even Thai folk have a sweet tooth! Bua Loy is a sticky rice dumpling dessert that consists of rice flour rolled into small balls and cooked in coconut milk and sugar. Although this option is one of the most popular, other dessert soups include Ruam Mit (chilled coconut soup) and Sakoo Cantaloupe (tapioca melon dessert soup).
No matter what time of day, or what your craving may be calling for, Thai soup offers a solution for everyone. If you’re looking for Thai food near the Burlington Mall, be sure to stop in and visit our family at White Coconut. Dedicated to providing an authentic dining experience, you’ll never find Westernized versions here!
Visit us today at 211 Middlesex Turnpike in Burlington, MA, for an authentic Thai experience you’ll never forget!