Every Wednesday at Bocadillos on 1st is Thai night!
This week, our Asian inspired menu includes a delicious chicken Tom Yum Soup for starters and a flavourful beef and broccoli stir-fry with a Thai twist… All for only R129.
The Origins of Tom Yum Soup
Tom Yum otherwise known as Tom Yam originated in Thailand. The word Tom refers to the boiling process, while yam refers to a Thai spicy and sour salad.
The basic ingredients of this soup include vegetable stock, lemongrass, lime juice, wild lime leaves, ginger and fish sauce.
Tom Yum has that distinctive Thai flavour which always includes a balance of savoury, sour, sweet and spicy.
At Bocadillos on 1st, the chilli is optional. This warm soup is perfect for cold winter nights and packs a whole lot of health benefits. Some people even claim it can ward off flu and colds.
Stir-Fry – Do you know where it originated?
For the main course, we have a fresh beef and broccoli stir-fry with a Thai twist.
The word “stir-fry” was first coined in the book ‘How to Cook and Eat in Chinese’ in the year 1945.
Stir-frys originated in China, however, they are widely served throughout neighbouring Asian countries. In recent years, many western countries have also adopted this quick and tasty style of preparing food.
The signature of any good stir-fry is making sure your oil is at a very hot temperature. This the thinly sliced ingredients to flash fry while you stir them, locking in flavour, colour and texture.
What makes our version of the stir-fry Thai, is the depth of flavour and use of fragrant Thai ingredients. Some common Thai ingredients include Jasmine rice, fish sauce, lemongrass, wild lime leaves, ginger, palm sugar, tamarind paste, shrimp paste, Thai chillies, basil, coriander and coconut milk.
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Join us for our Wednesday night dinner special at Bocadillos on 1st. To make a reservation or to find out more information about our restaurant in Port Elizabeth, please contact us.