When I am in the mood for Thai food, I make my favorite dish, Vegan Spicy Thai Noodles with Seared Tofu. In fact, I love all This food, but most Thai restaurants cook with a ton of oil. Despite having my favorite “go to” Thai restaurants near my house, the best Thai is the Thai food I make at home, at least nutritionally.
HOW TO MAKE SURE YOUR THAI FOOD IS VEGAN AT A THAI RESTAURANT
Although most Thai dishes are made with fish sauce, if you are eating Thai food at a Thai restaurant, you just need to request no fish sauce, or request a vegan dish. If you say “no oil,” most restaurants will accommodate your wishes. Another quick tip is to simple ask if the Thai restaurant has a vegan menu. Sometimes, there is a secret, hidden menu. One of my favorite Thai restaurants, for instance, has just such a menu.
WHY COOK AT HOME
Not only is cooking at home a guarantee of the ingredients in your dish, its cheaper. Instead of going out, save some money, and stay in for some Vegan Spicy Thai Drunken Noodles with Seared Tofu. Even more important than cost, making Thai at home is easy and much more healthier.
The rice noodles, for instance, highlight this dish, and the tofu is used as a condiment. Similarly, the fresh basil and lime cool down the Thai chili pepper, while the sweet soy and brown sugar add a sweet element. To be honest, its the perfect marriage between sweet and spicy with a hint of savory.
HOW SPICY IS SPICY?
Spicy Thai Vegan Drunken Noodles, however, are actually “drunk” with a variety of flavors and spices. As a result, these fat-free rice noodles are hearty and filling. But, if you are spice sensitive, add the spicy slowly.
Tasting while you cook, is a great way to gauge your taste buds. Remember, you can always add more spice; you can’t take it away.
TOFU PREPARATION MAKES OR BREAKS DRUNKEN NOODLES
In order to choose the best tofu for this dish, always choose extra firm tofu. In fact, the only time I choose another tofu texture is when making a dressing or pie.
So, when in doubt, get extra firm tofu. Sprouted tofu, for instance, is even better than extra firm tofu, as it is already pressed and much more firm. Sometimes, though, sprouted tofu is difficult to find. In addition, if you are using a tofu press, follow the directions on The Perfect Pressed Tofu for Grilling, Baking, or Cooking in a Skillet.
Indeed, correctly pressing the tofu makes or breaks your tofu experience. Moreover, pressed tofu marinates, cooks, and tastes better.
RICE NOODLES; THE PERFECT NOODLE
In my opinion, Taste of Thai Wide Rice Noodles are the best for a multitude of recipes. More importantly, rice noodles are gluten-free, fat-free, oil-free, high in protein, fiber, zinc and iron. As a result, I call them the perfect noodle.