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!


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.


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 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.


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.


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.


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 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!