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Summer is here! That means many people are switching up their diets and moving away from heavy comfort food and toward lighter fares that are not only delicious and filling, but good for you as well. When the weather heats up, the last thing you want is to feel bogged down by a heavy meal. That’s why in today’s blog, we’ll be offering up six dishes from Twist on Thai Cafe, your Thai restaurant in Hopatcong, that are full of fresh vegetables and will have you feeling ready for your next adventure.

6 Light Thai Dishes For Summer Pla Goong Salad

If you’re looking for a healthy salad to grab on your lunch break, this is a great option. Our Pla Goong salad has steamed shrimp, onions, scallions, mint, chopped lemongrass, and toasted rice with a spicy, sweet, and sour dressing. We serve this on a bed of lettuce for a well-rounded and healthy meal.

Som Tum Goong Sod

This is a popular salad in Thailand and is an amazing option on a hot summer day. Refreshing and full of healthy foods, this salad is made of shredded green papaya, cherry tomatoes, carrots, and long green beans all tossed in a flavorful lime dressing. We top ours with crushed peanuts and steamed shrimp and serve it on a bed of lettuce.

Tom Yum Soup

While most people think of soup as a winter or fall food, you can enjoy a lighter soup option during summer and still feel great. Tom Yum is a great option for a summer soup as it is neither creamy nor packed with potatoes like some of our other soups. Instead, Tom Yum is a sweet and sour broth full of herbs, onions, bell peppers, and mushrooms. You can add your choice of tofu, shrimp, or chicken to this dish to keep it light yet filling.

Pad Pak Kra Tiem

This vegetable stir-fry dish is full of onions, bell peppers, carrots, broccoli, baby corn, and cabbage and is served with a light garlic sauce. This winning combination of vegetables ensures you are getting a wide range of vitamins and nutrients without diminishing the health value with a heavy sauce. You can add your choice of protein to this meal, but we would recommend shrimp for the lightest option.

Lettuce Wraps

Our Lettuce Wraps appetizer makes a great light lunch for one. Filled with ground chicken and plenty of vegetables and served with lettuce so you can create the perfect wrap, this is an ultra low-carb meal that will give you a boost of protein without weighing you down.

Spicy Bamboo

Bamboo-based dishes are a great alternative to noodle dishes if you’re looking for a light meal. Bamboo shoots are low in both calories and carbohydrates while having plenty of protein and fiber. The Spicy Bamboo dish at our Thai restaurant consists of stir-fried bamboo shoots, Thai basil, onion, and bell peppers served in a spicy red curry sauce. You can have your choice of tofu, chicken, beef, or shrimp to ensure you’re packing in your protein! For a summer-friendly option, we recommend avoiding beef and opting for lighter protein sources.

What Will You Eat This Summer?

If you’re like most people, you probably don’t crave heavy noodle or rice dishes in the summer. Thankfully, our Thai restaurant in Hopatcong, NJ has plenty of lighter options that will fill your belly and invigorate your senses. Our unique and modern dishes are why we call ourselves Twist on Thai Cafe! You haven’t had Thai food in Hopatcong until you’ve eaten here!

Stop by our Thai restaurant and try one of our filling salads or flavorful stir-fries today! Check out our full menu for even more options!

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Looking for places to eat in Hopatcong? You shouldn’t have to alternate between the vegan, health-nut place your friend loves and your favorite pizza restaurant. Instead, find something just as delicious and healthy that the two of you will love: Thai food.

Thai restaurants should be your go-to to please everyone on the list. From vegetarian coworkers to meat lovers to gluten-free friends, Asian restaurants have something for everyone’s taste buds and dietary restrictions. In today’s blog, we’re going to prove how Thai food is also healthy enough for everyone’s tastes and preferences. Read below to learn about eight nutritious ingredients in Thai cuisine, and then check out our menu or make a reservation at Twist on Thai café today!

Chilies

That’s right — flavor and spice isn’t the only reason to love chilies. Science shows that chilies improve sleep, keep your heart healthy, and maintain consistent insulin and glucose levels. They also boost your immune system and clear your sinuses!

Coconut Milk

But coconut milk is suuuuper fatty, right? Yes — but this is good fat. Coconut milk can lower bad cholesterol and promote good cholesterol, boost immunity, fight aging, and provide valuable fatty acids that are bodies need.

Coriander

Both fresh coriander (ahem: cilantro) and coriander seeds are used in Thai food. It can help with gastrointestinal problems such as gas or bloating, digestive problems, loss of appetite, or even bacterial and fungal infections. It’s also high in iron, and vitamins A, C, and K.

Cumin

Cumin offers plenty of flavor, but that’s not all. It’s a rich source of iron and is known to improve immune systems and treat insomnia. It can also help with asthma, bronchitis, colds, and respiratory disorders.

Garlic

Who doesn’t love garlic in their food — Thai food or otherwise? Closely related to the onion, garlic packs in plenty of flavor and health benefits. It reduces cholesterol and blood pressure; is high in manganese, vitamins B6 and C, and fiber; and has antibiotic properties.

Ginger

Just how good is ginger for you? So good that we dedicated an entire blog post to the health benefits of ginger in your Thai food. Many restaurants in the area use ginger of course — but not quite like a Thai restaurant does.

Lemongrass

This herb is present in so many Thai food dishes, but it’s also been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years. It has been used to treat fevers, headaches, arthritis, flus and colds, fungal conditions, and more.

Turmeric

Turmeric is full of curcumin, an anti-inflammatory agent. But that’s not where the benefits stop. Turmeric can help arthritis, promote digestion, improve cardiovascular conditions, and can even improve symptoms of depression.

Find A Place To Eat In Hopatcong

Don’t choose another greasy pizza when you could choose Thai food instead. As far as places to eat in Hopatcong go, you really can’t go wrong with Twist on Thai café. Our Thai food is authentic (with unique twists here and there, of course) and you’ll get all these health benefits and more. Make a reservation today — healthy and tasty Thai cuisine is on the menu!

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Twist on Thai Cafe by Twist On Thai Café - 4M ago

Chances are high you’re aren’t actually looking for a reason to go out for Thai food — it’s really more about having an excuse to eat Thai food again! Here at Twist on Thai café, though, we’re more than willing to provide plenty of reasons you should choose Thai food when you’re looking for places to eat in Hopatcong.

In today’s blog, we’ll talk all about different reasons that could justify choosing us when you’re deciding where to eat. Check out our menu today and make a reservation at Twist on Thai café, your local Thai restaurant in Hopatcong.

Work Lunches

We’ve all been there: you’re trying to satisfy the vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free co-worker, while also trying to appease your taste buds and cravings. Thai food solves the dilemma altogether! We’re a vegan- and vegetarian-friendly restaurant, and we can make accommodations for our customers’ needs. You don’t really want to go out to lunch with your co-workers anyway, so why not choose a place to eat that you’ll truly enjoy?

Birthday Parties

Looking for a good place to eat for a birthday party? Thai cuisine is unique, flavorful, and fun, which is just what you need to create a memorable birthday celebration. Whether it’s you and your closest friends or a large party, Twist on Thai café takes reservations to make it easier than ever. Besides, why have a slice of birthday cake when you could have sweet sticky rice with mango, golden banana with ice cream, or fried ice cream instead?

Cravings

It’s 9:30 a.m. and you’re sitting at your desk — already dreaming about Pad Thai. You thought about it for the first time last night and you just can’t seem to get it out of your mind. There’s only one solution (and you’ll love it): give in to the craving! Cravings are often cues from our body telling us exactly what it wants, so go ahead and get that Pad Kee Maow, mussamun curry, or Por Pia Pak.

Celebrations

Whether it’s a wedding and you want to Thai the knot, you just got a promotion, or a friend just passed a big milestone, why not celebrate with Thai food? You can be sure everyone you invite will find something they love since Thai food is so versatile, and you’ll get to order your favorite Thai cuisine — which is a cause for celebration if we’ve ever heard one!

Dates

Want to curry favor with someone? Take them to a Thai restaurant in Hopatcong! Twist on Thai café is located right by Lake Hopatcong, so you could take a romantic walk down by the water and make it to the nearest Thai restaurant with no problems! By choosing a unique Asian restaurant like us, you’ll have a more memorable, positive date.

Something New

Perhaps you’re new to Thai food — welcome! We love introducing more and more people to the tasty, flavorful, and unique Thai cuisine we make every day. Your waiter will be more than happy to make recommendations or explain what’s in a specific Thai dish. You can check out our customers’ favorite dishes for recommendations as well!

Do You Really Need A Reason?

After all is said and done, you really don’t need a reason to choose us as your place to eat in Hopatcong. Had a bad day? Thai food. Had a great day? Thai food. Simply trying to find restaurants in Hopatcong? Thai food. No matter the question or reason, Thai food can be the answer!

Choose Us As Your Next Place To Eat In Hopatcong

We may be biased, but we think we have the best Thai food in Hopatcong. With unique, modern dishes and classic Thai cuisine alike, there’s always something new and exciting to try.

Here on our blog, we try to regularly update you so you can keep up your Thai food tastes even when you’re not with us. From knowing how to introduce your kids to Thai food to tools for at-home Thai food, health benefits of ginger, eating Thai food on the keto diet, and more, we’re your resource for all things Thai food. Make a reservation today — your taste buds will thank you!

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Twist on Thai Cafe by Twist On Thai Café - 5M ago

You’re happy with your vegan lifestyle and diet — but that doesn’t mean there are never hard days when your friends, coworkers, or family choose where to eat and choose a cuisine you’re unfamiliar with. As you very well know, you can make most foods meet your vegan expectations, but doing so at a new restaurant or with a new cuisine is sometimes more challenging because you don’t know what to be on the lookout for.

Here at Twist on Thai café, we’re here to help. Next time you’re looking for places to eat in Hopatcong, we hope you think of us. And, if you’re vegan, then this blog can help you know how to enjoy our Thai food while still taking care of your body. Check out our menu and make a reservation today!

When you first think of Thai food, you probably think of tasty noodles, rich coconut milk, colorful vegetables, and plenty of spices — and you don’t think of lots of cheese, butter, milk, or meat. However, hidden in a lot of Thai food dishes are some ingredients you’ll want to avoid.

Beware Of Fish

Shrimp sauce or fish sauce are often worked into curries, pad thai, and many other Thai dishes — and it won’t necessarily say so on the menu. Do a little research beforehand to find out if shrimp or fish sauce is likely in a dish and then simply ask for it to be prepared without that sauce. If you’re not finding anything, ask for vegetables and rice with just seasonings and no sauce.

Check For Eggs

A traditional pad thai includes eggs, but that doesn’t mean you can’t go without! Ask your waiter if it’s possible — many Thai restaurants will happily accommodate you by preparing pad thai without the eggs and fish sauce (but still with plenty of flavor).

Talk With Your Waiter (Or The Chef)

Don’t be afraid to open up about your concerns. There’s nothing worse than going out to lunch with coworkers or dinner with friends only to get a glass of water and a sad, lonely appetizer because you’re unsure what you can eat and you don’t ask questions. Thai cuisine can be easily customized to meet your dietary preferences. At Twist on Thai café in Hopatcong, for example, you can always ask for more information to make sure you’re comfortable with your Thai cuisine.

Don’t Forget About Dessert

When you think of the dessert at your nearest Thai restaurant, the first thing that comes to mind is most likely mango sticky rice. Is your mouth watering with just the thought of it now? This tasty dessert is invariably vegan: with simply sweetened coconut milk, mango slices, and white jasmine rice, there isn’t much wiggle room for it to not be vegan!

Need A Place To Eat In Hopatcong? Visit Twist on Thai café

Whether you’re interested in a vegetarian-friendly restaurant, have a craving for Thai food, or do, indeed, want vegan options at a Thai restaurant, Twist on Thai café is the answer. Next time you’re looking for places to eat in Hopatcong, we hope you think of us — make a reservation today!

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Love is in the air — along with the sweet, spicy aroma of Thai food.

This year for Valentine’s Day, do something a little different. Whether Thai food is your partner’s favorite or you’ve never even tried Thai food before, Twist on Thai café is for you. When you’re looking for places to eat on Valentine’s Day, there are plenty of reasons to choose our Thai restaurant — we’ll go ahead and explain a few of the reasons here. And if your mouth is watering by the time you finish reading this, then go ahead and make a reservation for Valentine’s Day! You can even check out our menu and join us tonight as well if you just can’t wait.

It’s Unique You want your Valentine’s meal to be memorable, right?

When it comes to celebrating major events like an anniversary or Valentine’s Day, you want to find restaurants that are special, thereby making the event seem even more special. Going to the same local place to eat for every event is nice, but trying a unique, flavorful option like a Thai restaurant can make the event that much more special. For all you know, you may even find it’s your new favorite place to eat and start going there more often.

It’s Tasty Add some flavor to your relationship with Thai cuisine.

Thai food is full of complex flavors, interesting textures, and vibrant colors. For the Thai food novice to the Thai food expert, there is always something new and delicious to try. Here at Twist on Thai café, we take this seriously by updating our menu with seasonal dishes (like mango shrimp), being a vegetarian-friendly restaurant, and offering exciting twists on Thai food classics (like tropical tamarind duck). If you’re looking for a good place to eat that will take your taste buds on a journey, then our Thai restaurant is just right.

It’s Affordable Enjoy plenty of variety for an affordable price.

When it comes to an event as special as Valentine’s Day, we know you’re willing to spend a little bit more to make it different than any other Thursday night — but that doesn’t mean you should break the bank! Our Thai restaurant is BYOB, meaning you can sip on your favorite beer while also saving some of your hard-earned cash. We also are offering a special for two that’s available for Valentine’s Day only.

Check Out Our Valentine’s Day Special You’ll wish we had this special year-round.

Looking for places to eat in Hopatcong this Valentine’s Day? You just hit the jackpot. Our Valentine’s Day special includes:

  • Two side salads – Choose between our ginger orange or creamy peanut dressings.
  • One Puffy Love appetizer – Puff pastry filled with crab meat and chopped carrot, onion, celery, and dill. Served with creamy red curry sauces.
  • Two entrees – Choose between the following:
    • Twisted Short Ribs
    • Duck Kee Maow
    • Spicy Thai Basil Rice Scallops
  • One chocolate mousse pie – Served with a fresh strawberry!

Is your mouth watering yet? You’ve found the place to eat in Hopatcong for your special night. Make a reservation today.

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When it comes to superfoods, you’re most likely to think of kale, chia seeds, or acai berries. There’s a lesser-known superfood that may not come to mind immediately: ginger.

With all of its benefits, ginger is a superfood fully worthy of the title. A common ingredient in Thai cuisine, ginger can offer its many benefits to your health — while also making your meal taste delicious. At Twist on Thai café in Hopatcong, we hope you think of us when you want a place to eat. Our Thai restaurant is vegetarian friendly, local, and offers seasonal dishes you’ll love. Read below to learn just a few of the benefits of ginger, and then find out what dishes at our Thai restaurant will increase the ginger in your diet. Check out our menu and make a reservation today.

Improve Nausea

There’s a reason so many people eat ginger snaps when they experience motion sickness, morning sickness, or any other form of nausea: the ginger helps! Even just 1 to 1.5 grams of ginger can alleviate varied forms of nausea; from sea sickness to morning sickness to nausea from surgeries, ginger can help.

Lower Blood Sugar

Research is steadily suggesting more and more that ginger has anti-diabetic properties. By consuming just 2 grams of ginger powder each day, people can drastically lower their blood sugars and improve heart disease risk factors. Not all Thai cuisine will necessarily have an entire 2 grams of ginger powder in your favorite curry, but a little extra ginger can go a long way — especially when you supplement your diet at home.

Lower Cholesterol

High cholesterol is linked to increased risk of heart disease, and, as you know, what you eat can drastically lower your cholesterol. Ginger is one of these foods. Studies suggest that 3 grams of ginger powder per day can significantly reduce cholesterol markers.

Reduce Muscle Pain

While consuming ginger won’t immediately cure you from the muscle pain or soreness from your intense workout yesterday, it can help. Consuming 2 grams of ginger per day, consistently, can help to reduce the progression of muscle pain and soreness. This is most likely due to the fact that ginger is anti-inflammatory.

Visit Twist on Thai café Today

With all of these benefits — and the warm, spicy flavor — why wouldn’t you want to add ginger into your diet? Here are three dishes at Twist on Thai café that feature ginger:

  • Twist on Thai salad – this salad features purple cabbage, cherry tomato, tofu, bean sprouts, and more. We offer two dressings with this salad, including our signature ginger orange dressing.
  • Pad Khing – This is stir-fried, shredded ginger — along with vegetables galore, a light brown sauce, and your choice of meat.
  • Ped Pad Khing – This is a Twist on Thai creation, and we think you’ll like it. It’s sliced roast duck, complete with shredded ginger and plenty of vegetables in a light brown sauce.

Next time you’re looking for places to eat in Hopatcong, visit us! Chances are high that we’ll offer other dishes rich in ginger — just ask your server. Make a reservation today.

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If you’re one of those people that knows you can always count on massaman curry for great taste and extraordinary flavor and vegetables, then it may be time to branch out a bit. There’s no denying it’s an excellent curry — it’s one of our most popular curries — but there’s a whole world of flavor out there for you to try when it comes to Thai cuisine.

At Twist on Thai café, we do just that — put a popular twist on Thai food. We have plenty of classic Thai dishes you’ll love, but we also specialize in unique Thai cuisine that you’re unlikely to find anywhere else. On top of this, many of our dishes are seasonal! This means you should hurry into our Thai restaurant the next time you’re looking for places to eat in Hopatcong — otherwise the Thai dish you wanted to try could be gone!

Thai Tacos

If you love Taco Tuesdays or love tacos every day of the week, then why not try Thai tacos the next time you’re looking for local places to eat? We load up four crispy taco shells with spicy ground beef or diced tofu, and then the toppings have seemingly no end! Your taste buds will enjoy onions, garlic, jalapeños, and cheese, of course, but you’ll also enjoy sweet Thai basil.

Salmon Basil

Say hello to your new favorite Thai dish: Salmon Basil. This pan-seared salmon fillet features string beans, baby corn, onion, bell pepper, and mushroom, and it’s topped with Thai basil sauce. Add jasmine white rice and crispy Thai basil and you may just be in heaven.

Tropical Tamarind Duck

Not sure where you could get authentically cooked duck in Hopatcong? Look no further. This sliced roast duck is topped with a sweet and sour tamarind sauce and is served with golden-fried shallots, broccoli, and jasmine white rice.

Duck Kee Maow (Drunken Noodles)

You thought you knew drunken noodles, and then this Thai dish came along and stole the spotlight. Indulge in Duck Kee Maow — stir-fried rice noodles with slices of roast duck, bell pepper, mushroom, onion, and sweet Thai basil. Topped with a spicy and sweet chili sauce, Thai cuisine doesn’t get much better than this.

Sweet & Sour Flounder

The toppings alone on this Thai dish make it worthy of your palette: onions, bell peppers, scallions, sliced cucumbers, and chunks of pineapple abound. It’s served, of course, with a crispy, fried flounder fillet and a Thai sweet and sour sauce you’ll love.

Twisted Pot Pie

Welcome fall to your diet with this classic pot pie with a Thai twist: it’s a creamy and spicy green curry baked into the pot pie — and there are a lot more fall Thai dishes where that came from.

When you’re looking for places to eat in Hopatcong, we hope you think of Twist on Thai café. We’re a vegetarian-friendly restaurant that serves authentic Thai cuisine with a tasty twist. Check out our menu and make a reservation today at our local Thai restaurant.

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Fall is full of cozy blankets, warm soups, and crunchy leaves. Though our Thai restaurant may not have the blankets and leaves, we’ve certainly got the warm soups and other fall dishes you crave with cooler weather.

When you’re looking for places to eat in Hopatcong, you can’t go wrong with Twist on Thai café. Whether you’re looking for a vegetarian restaurant, authentic Thai cuisine, or a warm restaurant after spending the day on Lake Hopatcong, visit us for the nearest Thai restaurant to you. In our blog today, we’ll highlight six Thai dishes that are our most popular fall specials. Read the list and then hurry to our Thai Restaurant — you wouldn’t want to miss these when we change seasons again!

Pumpkin Soup

You can’t imagine fall without a visit to the local pumpkin patch and at least a few hearty soups. We went ahead and combined the two! Our pumpkin soup is back by popular demand, and you won’t want to miss this fall delicacy. With the purchase of any lunch entree (11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.), you get a free side of pumpkin soup!

Puffy Love

When you find a place to eat in Hopatcong, check and see what their seasonal menu entails. You’re missing out if it doesn’t have this tasty Thai appetizer. Crabmeat, avocado, onion, celery, and carrot are all fried inside a puff pastry and served with creamy red curry sauce.

Twisted Pot Pie

Who doesn’t love pot pie in the fall? This new entree consists of a creamy, spicy green curry baked with chicken, carrot, bell pepper, onion, peas, lime leaf, Thai basil, and jasmine white rice. All of those ingredients are nestled below a flaky crust and waiting for you at Twist on Thai café.

Pineapple Rice Scallops

Find restaurants that tickle your taste buds and awaken your senses. We certainly do with our pineapple rice scallops. Enjoy jasmine white rice, scallops, scrambled egg, onion, scallion, tomato, pineapple, and cashews in this stir-fried Thai cuisine.

Fried Coconut Dream

Not sure where to eat? Find restaurants and check out their dessert menu. This dish consists of fried coconut ice cream that’s drizzled with caramel sauces and topped off with toasted coconut. Not all fall dishes need to be warm as long as they have warm flavors like coconut and caramel.

Apple Cider

So it’s not quite a Thai dish, but at our Thai food restaurant we’re pleased to offer our latest and greatest beverage: apple cider. No fall is complete without this sweet drink gliding down your throat, and it would taste great with all of the other fall dishes we offer at our Thai restaurant.

Looking for local places to eat? Good places to eat? Vegetarian-friendly restaurants? Twist on Thai café meets all those requirements, and we even have seasonal fall dishes to help you embrace fall with a Thai twist. Check out our menu and make a reservation today.

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Twist on Thai Cafe by Twist On Thai Café - 10M ago

You have family coming into town, a birthday party with your closest friends, or are simply searching for “places to eat near me.” Where are you going to go?

Twist on Thai café is your answer no matter the question. When it comes time for a nice, fun occasion, you’re on the hunt for good places to eat. Why not try something tasty, healthy, and a bit removed from your normal diet? That’s right — Thai food.

We don’t cater, but you can always make reservations at our restaurant right next to Lake Hopatcong. We can’t wait to serve you and the rest of your party!

Birthday Parties

What better way to celebrate your birthday or your friend’s birthday than with a night out on the town while gorging yourself on Thai food? There’s something for everyone’s taste buds at Thai restaurants, but you can try new Thai food at ours! Twist on Thai café is just that — a twist on Thai! We have your classic Thai dishes, but we also incorporate other unique, modern ingredients and dishes to change it up a bit.

Weddings

Get ready to Thai the knot at your nearest Thai restaurant. One of the best parts of weddings is all the family who visits from out of town. Instead of slaving away in the kitchen to feed everyone, visit Twist on Thai café and actually enjoy time with your visiting friends and family.

Office Outings

There are the gluten-free, meat-lover, vegetarian, and picky coworkers — and all you want is some tasty food and team bonding. Choose a vegetarian-friendly restaurant like Twist on Thai café to satisfy everyone’s tastes. Thai cuisine has something for everyone, and our waiters are more than willing to accommodate everyone’s varying needs.

Dates

Show your interest in your date while basking in the beautiful setting of Lake Hopatcong, eating exquisite Thai dishes, and supporting local businesses — it’s a win-win all around. When you bring your own beer to our Thai food restaurant, you’ll almost feel like you’re on a tasty, romantic picnic (without any of the headache of actually preparing the food). You’ll love sharing one of our desserts, or even getting two and trying each!

Just Because

Do you really need an excuse to eat delicious Thai cuisine? Though we certainly don’t mind you sharing your special nights with us, we’re happy to see you other times as well. Whether it’s that you need a night out of the house, feel like eating out, ruined your meal while cooking Thai food at home, or simply don’t want to cook, visit our Asian restaurant.

At Twist on Thai café, we’re always introducing new menu items; even if you’ve been here before, there may be a new Thai dish that’s calling to you. Whether you’re visiting us for one of these special events or just because, we can’t wait to have you and your friends or family in our Thai restaurant. Check out our menu and make a reservation today.

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Maybe it’s date night and you’re turning up the heat with Thai food at home or maybe you’re simply expanding your culinary horizons. Whichever it is, Twist on Thai café is here for you.

When you’re looking for restaurants in the area or places to eat, we hope you think of us in Hopatcong. If you’re looking to cook from home tonight though, then this blog can be a resource to help you create Thai food you’ll love.

Coconut Milk

How are you going to make your favorite Thai curry or tom kha soup if you don’t have coconut milk on hand? It’s creamy and will give your dish just the flavor you want.

Sticky Rice

Soak up flavor, juices, and more with delicious sticky rice, a staple for any Thai dish, or find another type of rice for your meal.

Curry Paste

Sure, you could make your own. But even the most renowned cooks use premade curry pastes. Pick up a red and green paste, and you’ll be ready for whatever meal you’re going to whip up.

Rice Vinegar

Rice vinegar is a must-have for many dipping sauces, but it’s also commonly used as an ingredient in many Thai dishes. It will give a distinct, almost sour flavor that you’ll love.

Shallots and Garlic

You may already have these two cooking staples on hand, but we just want to be sure! They’ll add flavor, crunch, and intrigue that you would sorely miss out on without them.

Sauces

No Thai dish is complete without a tasty sauce to pull it all together. We use fish sauce or oyster sauce most commonly in Thai cuisine. If you always have these two sauces on hand, then you should be set for most dishes you’ll try to cook up in your kitchen.

Nam pla, or fish sauce, is made from fermenting fish with salt. This is where the sodium in your favorite Thai dishes likely comes from! Fish sauce can be used as a condiment or an ingredient when cooking.

Oyster sauce is made of caramelized oyster juices, salt, sugar, and sometimes soy sauce. When you’re cooking up a stir fry or wanting to marinade something, oyster sauce should be your go-to.

Fresh Herbs

What is Thai food without fresh, vibrant, fragrant herbs thrown in? We can guarantee your local Thai restaurant has fresh herbs on hand. Some staples we recommend are:

  • Thai Basil and Holy Basil – There’s a world of difference between Thai basil and the sweet basil we have here in the U.S. Use Thai basil in soups and holy basil in stir-fries.
  • Cilantro and Mint – Cilantro and mint are both popular garnishes for many Thai dishes.
  • Vietnamese Coriander – Add this distinctive spice to everything from curries to salads to rice and more for a rich flavor.

Feel ready to take on the tasty world of Thai food? You should. If you’re not feeling up to it at some point and you want to go running to the nearest Thai restaurant, then we’re here for you. We’re a vegetarian-friendly restaurant, and you’ll love our modern and traditional Thai dishes. Check out our menu today and make a reservation!

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