Heating Up the Winter Frost With Classic Thai Cuisine

When the weather turns cold in Dallas, Texas, nothing beats comfort food to warm you up. While most Texans would turn to a hearty chili from a downtown steakhouse, at Family Thais Asian Bistro, we believe that Thai cuisine offers many hearty, flavorful dishes perfect for chilly winter nights.

The complex blend of herbs, spices, and ingredients like coconut milk create meals that satisfy and soothe. Our Thai restaurant in Dallas has been at the cross-section of North Market Street and Pacific Avenue downtown since 2019, so we’ve seen a heavy winter or two since then.

If you want to beat the cold with something truly unique for your appetite, here are some of the best Thai dishes to enjoy when temperatures drop.

Tom Yum Soup

The classic Thai soup, tom yum, is a must-try during winter. This hot and sour broth can pack some serious heat thanks to chili peppers and lemongrass that permeate your bowl.

Tom yum often contains shrimp, chicken, or both swimming in the savory broth that adds a meaty heft and physical warmth to this dish.

We say this is the perfect option for a rainy day!

You can find Tom Yum with clear broth or a thicker, creamier coconut milk-based broth. Both versions provide a warming heat that's perfect for winter. The chili oils will clear your sinuses in no time! Just make sure to have some rice on hand to temper the spiciness.

Coconut Milk Curries

For a rich, ultra-comforting curry, look no further than Thai cuisine. Thai curries highlight creamy coconut milk mixed with chicken, beef, fish, shrimp, or tofu, plus an assortment of herbs and spices.

The tender protein soaks up the creamy, fragrant sauce providing the ultimate comforting meal.

There's lots to choose from when it comes to curries on our menu. Some popular Thai curries perfect for winter include:

-Red curry, a dish with red chili paste that provides a kick of heat

-Green curry, a tasty treat that often contains green chili peppers and ginger for zing

-Massaman curry, for a milder curry with warm cinnamon and cardamom flavors

-Panang curry, for a rich curry, tinted red with dried chilies and lime leaves

The coconut milk gives each curry a luxurious mouthfeel while the herbs and spices add layers of aromatic flavor.

Best served over rice, these curries are the perfect antidote to the winter chills.

Pad Thai

This staple Thai noodle dish combines sweet, savory, and salty flavors for a dish that's both comforting and energizing. You don’t have to be adventurous to enjoy this meal on a cloudy day.

Our Pad Thai is cooked rice noodles stir-fried with eggs, green onions, bean sprouts, crushed peanuts, tart tamarind sauce or lime juice. This mixture is then paired with a protein like chicken or pork. 

We can’t deny its glory! Pad Thai has an umami flavor burst in every bite.

Combining rice noodles, protein, and crunchy vegetables is sustaining and satisfying. The mix of textures, from soft noodles to crunchy bean sprouts, gives your teeth something to sink into.

The tangy, sweet-and-sour tamarind sauce adds a pleasant sharpness that cuts through the hearty noodles. Pad Thai is a reliable go-to on a cold winter day.

Thai Noodle Soup

Keeping with the tradition of soup season, let’s round our food selections out with a Dallas favorite.

Our Thai Noodle Soup has everything you need to stay warm on a snowy winter day.

This noodle soup feels a lot like ramen or pho but has a much more complex flavor palate. In true Thai tradition, we combine heartiness with spice and other conflicting flavors.

From the dash of jalapeño we put in the broth to the taste of Hoisin that sweetens the pot, our noodle soup is something downtown visitors clamor for when the weather gets chilly.

Stay Warmer This Winter With Family Thais Asian Bistro

When the weather turns cold, satisfy your craving for comfort food with our hearty, aromatic Thai dishes. From steaming bowls of Tom Yum soup to luxuriously creamy curries over rice, Family Thais Asian Bistro offers several menu options from our downtown Dallas location to warm your body and soul.

The complex layers of spices and herbs we put into our food create next-level flavor in each dish. We guarantee digging into one of our hot or spicy dishes will transport you to the warmth of Thailand, even in the midst of a Texas winter.

Contact us today to learn more about our downtown Dallas location.