Eating for a healthy heart, low blood pressure, and reduced risk of cardiac arrest, depression, Alzheimer’s, and other diseases sounds too good to be true, but eating fish twice a week can fast-track your health in the right way. The lean protein, healthy omega-3 fats, selenium, and vitamin D present in fish prove to be so beneficial that doctors recommend eating them at least 2 times a week. Worried about price, environmental effects, and contaminants like mercury may force some diners to avoid fish, but the scientific evidence is evident: Eating fish is beneficial for health. Apart from these, there is a group of people who avoid fish because they do not know how to cook it. If you are among those then no worries. Here is a list of top seafood restaurants in Thailand where you can eat healthy and tasty seafood without spending too much money.
Scientists have found that daily consumption of fish or fish oil can reduce inflammation-based obesity, lessen leptin and blood pressure level, boost insulin sensitivity, and improves heart health. As per the American Heart Association, eating non-fried fish at least once or twice a week has a cardioprotective effect because of its omega-3 fatty acids. Though having a fish diet is beneficial for weight loss, not all fish is good for you. Read on to find the fish which is best for reducing weight, how fishes help reduce weight and the top seafood restaurants where you can end up having varieties of seafood.
Salmon- Both wild-caught and farmed Alaskan salon consists of omega-3 fatty acids and protein along with key vitamins and minerals. If you do not have enough money, go for canned salmon as those are also high in nutrition.
Tuna- Canned or not canned, tuna is beneficial for your health. If you want to reduce weight, you must include tuna fish in your diet. This fish is rich in EPA, DHA, and omega-3 fatty acids. Tuna is a great source of calcium, protein, phosphorous, potassium, vitamin B12, and Vitamin A. Both skinny and fatty tuna is good for health. You can have it in the form of tuna salad, use it in wraps, pasta, and sandwiches.
Herring- This fatty fish is like a sardine. It is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. Herring is a great source of Vitamins D, A, and B12, phosphorous, calcium, protein, selenium, and potassium. 3 servings of fatty fish once a week can boost insulin sensitivity and leptin levels, which in turn helps in weight loss. Nutritionists suggest eating grilled or poached herring along with your favorite vegetables to balance the nutritional requirement.
Hilsa- This fish is a rich source of fat, protein, calcium, and vitamin C. A study which was conducted at the Dhaka University on hypercholesterolemic subjects found that though this is a fatty fish, it can reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol. Though intake of Hilsa fish has not scientifically proven to reduce BMI, it is good for the heart.
Now, these were some of the healthy fish that are good for reducing weight. Wait a minute, after reading this, are you planning to include fish in your diet but not sure how to prepare it? No worries, there are plenty of seafood dishes available online that can be prepared easily at home. If not, check out these popular seafood restaurants in Thailand where varieties of seafood are served.
The Glass House Pattaya- It is one of the most renowned seafood restaurants in Thailand. Most of the days it is filled with customers. It has a combination of comfortable and classy style, a beach-facing location, and quite an affordable menu of Thai seafood. There are more than 170 items on the menu with average costs being between 200 and 500 baht for each plate. When you are here, you must try their crisp-fried sea bass with sweet fish sauce, grouper fillet with black pepper. Though it is not in the middle of the city, it is undoubtedly it is one of the most popular seafood restaurants in Pattaya, Thailand.
Suttangrak Pattaya- The brand, Suttangark has won various national awards for being the most popular tourist destination. It is a popular restaurant among the locals and is known for varieties of seafood dishes. You must try their signature fried cabbage along with the fish sauce, steamed seabass in a broth of lime chili, and steamed blue crabs with a dipping sauce. The best part is all these are reasonably priced. Situated on Beach Road, you can enjoy a beautiful view of the sunset from the cozy air-conditioned interior. The restaurant even has an outdoor seating capacity.
Moom Aroi Seafood Restaurant- Another popular seafood restaurant in Pattaya, Moom Aroi is situated near the fishing communities of Nakula, so if you want the freshest seafood, then this is the best place to be. Food enthusiasts must try the spicy yellow curry crab, seafood som tam, or anything from shrimp dishes, all of them are delicious and served with dipping sauces. As the restaurant is right on the beach, Moom Aroi provides its customers a beautiful view of the sunset. You can even enjoy the view of people from the restaurant catching fishes for the next day’s meal.
Kit Seafood- The restaurant is modest in size, but its atmosphere and design offer it an easy-going, great, beach-bar atmosphere. This effect complements its location on Jomtien Beach, and a menu filled with barbecued seafood. The platters available here are tasty, giving a mix of grilled fresh seafood and a wide variety of dipping sauces, with prices starting at around 520 baht. You will love the party atmosphere filled with live music and a TV projector.
Lungsawai Seafood- A famous local seafood restaurant, Lungsawai seafood has been at the southern end of Jomtien Beach Road for more than 30 years. It has a beautiful rustic style where you can enjoy fresh sea wind views of the beautiful Gulf of Thailand. When here, do not miss their signature dish, i.e., Kan Chiang Pu Neung (steamed sea crab sculls dipped in a homemade sauce. This and other local Thai seafood dishes present on the menu are reasonably priced.
Nang Nual Restaurant- Situated on Walking Street, near the Bali Hai Pier end, this restaurant has a seaside terrace on one end of the street, at the back of the tanks filled with fresh seafood, with a big dining area on the inland part. To enjoy the best view, you must reach the restaurant before time as it is a popular place not just for a wide range of dishes, but for the beautiful scenery also. Some of the dishes which you must try here are steamed sea bass, grilled shrimp, and yum goong. As it is in the most popular and crowded party street of Pattaya, the prices are quite high compared to other seafood restaurants, but, yes, the quality and the view justify the price.
So, next time when you go to Thailand and you crave some tasty seafood, visit any of these restaurants. You will never regret it. If you know any other restaurant or local food joint where you can enjoy varieties of seafood, then do share about h us in the comments section.