There are a lot of health benefits of eating spicy Thai food and many people wonder why spices are used in Thai food so heavily. Spices, in large quantities, are known for helping reduce intestinal bacteria and parasites. So, it was natural for people in the tropics to adopt spicy food. So simply, it helped them feel better. It is common for cuisines that originated near the equator is spicy – think: Thai, Mexican, and Indian. They are used in almost every recipe, so can be assumed that when people discovered chilies and peppers, there was probably a lot of experimenting happening, especially since chilies and peppers help cool down the body.
Since Thailand is in the tropics, food has a tendency of going bad faster because of how hot and humid. Spices help food to stay fresher for a longer time Back in the day, there were no refrigerators, so spices became a staple in naturally preserving food and preventing it from going bad and also masking the bad smell. Spicy food also increases blood circulation and brings the blood from the core to the skin’s surface, which enlarges the capillaries in the skin and helps us to sweat and eject the heat.
Chili peppers, which originated in South America, made their way to Thailand from European traders. Thai food is a blend of strong flavor, from spicy and sweet to salty and sour – these combinations are complimented with many aromatic infusions. At Le Moose Crepe Cafe, we don’t want you to be afraid of spice but want you to know that if you are not into spicy food you can still choose to eat non-spicy versions of most Thai cuisine. At Le Moose Crepe Cafe, just make sure to let us know that you want the toned down version and the expert chef will gladly adjust the taste according to your preferences.
Thai food is popular because of its strong flavors and it has the added benefit of being having a variety of dishes to suit your taste. It is healthy and can be grilled, stir-fried, or steamed. At Le Moose Crepe Cafe, we have an amazing variety of food you can experience. Give us a call today at (510) 745-7288 to book a reservation.