Spotlight on Basil, Kaffir Lime and Turmeric…

Most of us can’t help but feel a twinge of guilt when indulging in our favourite takeaway food. Knowing that we’re enjoying a feast that does little to boost our health will do that to the best of us.

But it doesn’t have to be this way – What if we told you there was a way to have your cake and eat it too? At Wok on Inn, we make sure that nourishment isn’t sacrificed for flavour.

We have previously explored the health benefits of jasmine rice, chilli, ginger and garlic, but these aren’t the only ingredients worthy of the health spotlight.

Basil

Don’t be fooled, this aromatic garnish is so much more than a pretty face. Beyond adding colour and flavour to your dish, basil is celebrated for its ability to enhance immunity.

Basil contains plenty of vitamins, antioxidants and magnesium, which help keep our bodies in top condition. It can even fight disease and manage stress, thanks to it’s anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.

Wok on Inn’s Chilli Basil Noodles is feature this herb at it’s freshest – and what better vehicle for nutrition than a guilt-free steaming plate of noodles?

Kaffir lime

You might recognise Kaffir lime by the lingering fragrance of its leaves, which is both, strongly floral and citrus at the same time.

Kaffir lime leaves are used extensively to add flavour to Thai cooking, pairing perfectly with seafood, noodles, chicken, coconut milk, vegetables and more. This versatile fruit has been known to improve oral and digestive health, hair-care as well as detoxification of the blood, reduction of inflammation, boosting immunity and even keeping insects at bay.

Kaffir lime is used widely in herbal medicine, due to its abundance of alkaloids, citronellol, limonene, nerol and other organic compounds.

Our Bangkok noodles are tossed with the perfect amount of kaffir lime leaves to add a delicate and unique flavour.

Turmeric

There’s no doubt about it, this is the super(wo)man of Thai cuisine – frequently used in curries and savoury dishes.

As one of the most powerful spices on the planet, it seems there’s little that turmeric can’t do – topping the list of medicinal herbs that are used the most. Thousands of peer-reviewed articles praise the health benefits of turmeric, which can be attributed to a compound called curcumin.

Turmeric can soothe heartburn, soften joint pain, soothe a sore throat and ease an upset stomach. Studies also show that curcumin can help prevent heart attacks, delay the onset of diabetes, protect against cancer and more (if you’re concerned about your health, it’s always best to seek medical advice too).

Turmeric adds flavour and nourishment to many of our dishes, including Singapore Street Noodles.

Visit your nearest Wok on Inn or get delivery, to enjoy nourishing, delicious and affordable Thai food in Sydney. You can also order online!

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