Someone once wrote that food is God’s love made edible. No wonder why food is always linked with nurturing love and relationships. Many women claim that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, while lots of men know that roses should always be accompanied with chocolates. And both parties agree that a date is not complete without a romantic dinner for two.
But now that Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, what actually are these kinds of “God’s love made edible” that must be present along with those red roses, the candlesticks and a bottle of wine?
You’d be surprised to find out that Thai food is actually on the top of the list of food choices for lovers on a Valentine’s Day date. Year by year it has been slowly gaining a reputation as the new food of love and is now the choice of the majority of American couples having their first date, thanks to its variety of spicy dishes and sensual mixture of ingredients that are considered aphrodisiacs - which means, they’ve been long proven to aid in stimulating passion and romantic desires. That is why they are sought after by couples not only during the month of hearts, but in any other romantic events as well.
Thai food ingredients such as cardamom, garlic, galangal, ginger, basil, lemongrass, and asparagus are all aphrodisiacs. These key spices are key elements that make Thai dishes taste uniquely delectable.
So, are you looking forward to a better Valentines than last year? How about making things more exciting by customising the occasion? Like, getting your hands at work with the preparation of that romantic dinner perhaps? And how about adding Thai food to your list of menu? It will be a lot more memorable if you do it yourself instead of dining out or ordering from a restaurant.
Here are some of the best Thai dishes that you might want to try out on this Valentine’s Day date:
Thai Green Curry with Chicken
As one of the famous Thai curries, it is almost always present in any Thai occasion. It has a hint of spiciness, but not unpleasantly so and has a rich wholesome flavour to satisfy the inner soul!
Chicken and Galangal Soup with Coconut Milk
This is a very fast and easy dish to prepare and can be served as the main course, too. The key romantic ingredient is the galangal which is a popular tonic with lime juice and also a digestive aid.
Thai Red Curry with Roasted Duck
This is a medium spicy curry that has a rich flavour and contains kaffir lime leaves, sweet basil and coconut milk all of which act as a tonic for the body and induce a feeling of calm excitement.
Spicy Oyster Salad
If you are a seafood lover, then this is your dish! It has the galangal, lemongrass and lime juice as a tonic, the garlic and chillies for taste and the tamarind shoots to add the sour note to the dish based on another proven aphrodisiac, oysters!
Now you have an idea on how to make that once a year Valentine’s dinner to be a lot more romantic and exciting! Try it, and make that special someone of yours fall in love with you all over again.
Happy month of hearts!