A  Pork Barbecue Feast
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A  Pork Barbecue Feast

Growing up, my grandparents enjoyed preparing pork barbecue a few times every year at their home. Whenever they barbecued, they would invite several friends and other family members over. To serve with the pork meat, my grandmother always prepared several mouthwatering side dishes such as potato salad and baked beans. Because they slow cooked the meat for hours, they were always extremely tired when the fun festivities were complete. Nowadays, my family skips the hassle of cooking pork barbecue themselves. Instead, they enjoy this delicious entree at a favorite local restaurant. On this blog, you will discover the best side dishes to order with a pork barbecue meal at a restaurant. Enjoy!


A Pork Barbecue Feast

Thai Food: Good For Your Health

Roland Adams

If you love Thai food, you are lucky in more ways than one. You can enjoy delicious meals such as Tom Yam Goong, Kai Pad Med Mamuang Himmapan, and Gai Pad Pongali while getting some serious health benefits. Dining out does not have to be bad for you. If you want to eat your way to a better physical condition, you should consume more Thai food.


Galangal is related to ginger and is plentiful in Southeast-Asian countries. Used extensively in Thai cooking, galangal is known to help your digestion, improve your circulation, treat nausea, and ease arthritis. Some people say that it can even stop a fit of hiccups. Galangal is often found in Thai soups.

 Pandan Leaves

Pandan leaves, found in sweet sticky rice, contain a wealth of healthy substances. They provide antioxidants, tannins, and alkaloids. Your immune system benefits from consuming them as well as your bladder. Proponents of pandan say they can also help with fever and some infections. 


Another ingredient used in Thai dishes is coriander, known for centuries for its healthful properties. It provides calcium, sodium, magnesium, and potassium. In addition, it is known to lower cholesterol, aid with stomach issues, and help to lower fever. Some studies have indicated that coriander helps to lessen panic attacks and depression as well. On top of all those benefits, it has blood thinning abilities. Coriander, also known as cilantro, is used in many Thai soups and sauces. 


Turmeric is also an ingredient in many Thai dishes and it offers protection to your skin. It has actually been used as a treatment for dermatological problems such as eczema. It is also known to help protect your heart and improve your circulation. 

Natural Sweeteners

Thai food does not rely on cane sugar or fructose for sweetening. Instead, Thai chefs often use palm sugar and coconut sugar. These sugars have a lower glycemic index than the refined sugars you probably most often eat. They taste great, and they are definitely healthier for you. 

Thai  restaurants offer you many benefits in addition to giving you a delicious meal and a wonderful atmosphere. Regularly eating Thai food can help your body in numerous ways, from improving your circulation to strengthening your heart. In some instances, Thai ingredients can even bolster your mental health. The next time you are planning an evening out, visit a local Thai restaurant--maybe dine in at Mali Thai Restaurant or a similar place. You will get all the enjoyment but none of the dining-out guilt.