How to Order Wisely at a Thai Restaurant. Thai cuisine is generally safer than Chinese as far as choosing what's tasty and low cal. But as always, you must remember to go into any lunch or dinner with a plan. Use my tips for ordering a nutritious and calorie-friendly Thai meal.
Soups at a Thai restaurant are usually less caloric than those at Chinese restaurants. Just be sure to stay away from any curries or coconut milks. Get the tom yum khai or some other version of this healthy lemongrass soup.
Vegtable rolls wrapped in rice paper are just fine, or how about some steamed dumplings?
Pad Thai isn't your friend unless you have just a few bites and eat mostly the chicken or shrimp. Avoid curries, coconut milk or sweet and sour. A sauteed veggie and protein dish with lots of veggies is the call, but ask for light sauce and oil even though they'll ignore you. Eat veggies first and leave a lot on your plate.
No need for dessert. Go take an after-dinner stroll instead.
Drink wine, but never plum wine; it's not as light on the calories.