MANOLA THAI

Thai cuisine restaurant in Brussels

Get Delivery Now with Uber Eats!

01.09.2019
Get Delivery Now with Uber Eats!

Have the best Thai food from Brussels delivered to you from Manola III restaurant via Uber Eats
We've been waiting a long time for this moment and it's now done! You can now order the top Thai food from Manola III Restaurant via Uber Eats.

Uber Eats (previously stylized in UberEATS) is a ready-made meal delivery service created by the founders of Uber. It works via a mobile application and a website.

This service is available worldwide: North America, South America, Europe, Australia, Asia and in a few cities in Africa.

How does it work?
 1.  First of all, take your smartphone, download the Uber Eats application, create an account so you can order wherever you are. Uber Eats allows you to choose from hundreds of restaurants including the Thai restaurant Manola III. Once the application is downloaded, you Thai food lovers will go straight to the Manola III restaurant, which you will find quickly after your search. You will see the menu from which you can make your choice and add each dish you like to the basket. The desktop version works the same way and you just have to go to https://www.ubereats.com/fe-BE/brussels/food-delivery/manola-3/tq-rEPmbR8CuJa-2hgG6Tw/

2. Order the following
The second step will be to order. When you are ready to proceed to payment, you will be able to view your address, estimated delivery time and order price, including tax and shipping costs. If everything seems correct, simply press Place order. There you go. We automatically use the registered card, so you never need cash.

3. Track your order
Track your order in the application. First of all, you see that the restaurant accepts your order and starts preparing it. Then, when it is almost ready, a nearby Uber partner (by car, bike or scooter) goes to the restaurant to pick it up. Finally, the courier brings you your order. You can see his name and photo, and follow his progress on the map.

In 2019, Uber Eats announced that it will deliver food to its customers by drones in the future and partnered with Apple to launch their Apple Card credit card. No worries, it will be many human couriers who will deliver our good Thai dishes to you!  

Discover the true Thai flavours prepared by talented chefs who respect tradition. The best Thai restaurant Manola Brussels invites you to discover and share real Thai food.  



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Thai cuisine restaurant in Brussels

Som Tam salad: a real delight!

20.08.2019
Som Tam salad: a real delight!

Just like Thai noodle stir-fry (the famous "pad thai"), or spicy shrimp soup ( the explosive "tom yam kung"), green papaya salad "som tam" is now one of the Top 5 dishes that are truly emblematic of Thai cuisine.

Originating from the vast North-East of the Kingdom (Isan), this salad owes its name to the fact that it essentially represents a sour ("som") mixture prepared in the kitchen with a drumstick ("tam": "hammer").

Historically...

When we look at its history, it emerges quite quickly from any available documentation that despite what we are generally inclined to think, som tam is not, in fact, a dish attached in a multi-secular or even: "consubstantial", in the North-East of Thailand... but, almost a contrario, a preparation which, having been "invented" thanks to the import into Isan from Malaysia, during the Vietnam War, of many papayas, would count at most, well calculated: only from 50 to 60 years of existence...

Discover the true Thai flavours prepared by talented chefs who respect tradition. The best Thai restaurant Manola Brussels invites you to discover and share real Thai food.  



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Thai cuisine restaurant in Brussels

Pad Thai: a simple, fine and delicious dish

28.07.2019
 Pad Thai: a simple, fine and delicious dish

A true national emblem, Pad Thai is the most famous Thai dish in the world. A look back at the history of a dish, which does not have much to do with Thai!

Pad Thai (ผัดไทย), literally "Thai-style fried noodles", is a dish made up of rice noodles, eggs, yellow tofu, dried shrimp, fish sauce, soya sprouts and chili. All ingredients used for the most part, except chili, in Chinese cuisine. And for good reason, some would go back to the origin of this dish in the kingdom of Ayutthaya (1351-1767). At the time, the capital was a real economic centre, a meeting point for international traders, cultures mixed, communities settled and spread their habits.

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Pad Thai could be an adaptation of the Vietnamese "Pho Xao" or the "Kiaw tiao", Chinese fried noodles. But at that time, we don't talk about Pad Thai yet. It was not until the 1940s and the consequences of various factors, both economic and nationalist, that prevailed in government policy at the time that this dish, which was inseparable from Thai cuisine, appeared.

Develop a feeling of "Thainess"


In 1938, Marshal Phibun Songkhram, then Prime Minister and military dictator of Thailand, launched a vast campaign to modernize the country while setting up a regime inspired by European fascism based on ultra-nationalist propaganda. The government imposes as a national language the language spoken in Bangkok, changes the name of Siam in Thailand (country of the free), encourages the population to adopt Western clothing, changes the first day of the year to match it to the European calendar.

With the Second World War, Thailand found itself in the midst of an economic crisis. As one of the largest rice exporters, the government decides to make up the deficit by exporting more and encouraging people to consume more rice noodles. As noodles were already very popular and always in a desire to develop a nationalist feeling, what the Marshal called "Thainess", he decided to create a national dish, the "Pad Thaï", he distributed the recipe all over the country and encouraged street vendors to offer it to the population. Very quickly the dish became one of the basics of what can be called "fast food" in Thailand.

Today, it is almost impossible to list the number of restaurants that serve them, as well as to count the many variations. Each chef has his own secret recipe and if the dish is very simple, it is not easy to find a "good" Pad Thai.




Thai Flavours - Thai cuisine restaurant in Brussels
Thai cuisine restaurant in Brussels

Manola Brussels Thai Restaurant: health first!

28.07.2019
Manola Brussels Thai Restaurant: health first!

What if you decide to eat Thai for a change? This would be an opportunity to discover, or rediscover, the virtues of a thousand-year-old cuisine... What are the benefits of Thai cuisine? Our dietician Alexandra Murcier took advantage of her trip to Thailand to discover the culinary habits of this country and reveal the 5 health secrets of this gourmet and healthy cuisine. To your chopsticks, ready?! Go away! Go away!

The 5 benefits of Thai food


1) Thai cuisine is rich in fruits and vegetables

Thai cuisine honours fruits and vegetables. Mixed dishes, salads and soups combine exotic vegetables and fruits, helping us to replenish our diet with vitamins, antioxidants and fibre.


2) It honours spices

Thai cuisine uses a lot of spices and condiments that are excellent for health. Here are some examples of the most essential spices and condiments in Thai cuisine:


First of all, galanga, a spice renowned for its pronounced taste (even more pronounced than ginger;

There are also a lot of aromatic herbs in Thai dishes:

coriander, which has the advantage of being rich in antioxidants and vitamin K and, like ginger, it facilitates digestion.

Thai basil (more pronounced than ours in terms of taste);

lemongrass, with digestive properties, an excellent detoxifier, and soothing.

Onion, etc.

Peppers are the main ingredient of curry paste, which is very common in Thai cuisine. They are very rich in antioxidants (capsaicin with anti-cancer properties and alphatocopherol, which is a form of vitamin E with anti-aging properties). Pepper is also a source of vitamin C.

3) It is perfectly well balanced

A typical Thai meal has the advantage of being balanced. Most dishes are made up of a source of starchy foods (rice or noodles), vegetables and a source of protein. Many exotic fruits allow to finish the meal with a sweet and vitaminized flavor: dragon fruit, mango, pineapple, carambola....


4) It is light and satiating

Soups and broths are very common in Asia and have the advantage of being satiating with few calories. They contribute to good hydration, providing vitamins and minerals. If you are watching your weight, don't hesitate, a Thai soup will make a great dinner!


5) It allows us to discover exotic fruits that are a source of many benefits

Thai cuisine uses a lot of exotic fruits that are known to contain a lot of treasures. Examples :


Mango is rich in fibre, antioxidants and carotenoids that protect the skin from the sun's rays:

The fruit of the dragon (the pitaya of its real name), in addition to being pretty and original, is an excellent source of vitamin A, essential for vision. It also contains vitamin C, antioxidants and its edible seeds contain monounsaturated fatty acids and omega 3.

Finally, carambola is energetic thanks to its high content of vitamin C, it also provides vitamin B5 and magnesium.

So, what are you waiting for to eat Thai?


Discover the true Thai flavours prepared by talented chefs who respect tradition. The best Thai restaurant Manola Brussels invites you to discover and share real Thai food.  



Manola Restaurant - Thai cuisine restaurant in Brussels
Thai cuisine restaurant in Brussels

Manola: from Thailand to Brussels

12.07.2019
Manola: from Thailand to Brussels

Since the boom in tourism in Thailand in the 1980s, Thai cuisine has become one of the leading schools in the world of culinary arts. It is one of the 5 most popular types of food in the world, the others being Indian, Chinese, French and Italian. When you visit Thailand, although it is possible to taste Western dishes, why bother? You are in the home of one of the best cooking schools in the world. Relax and enjoy it.

History and Origins

Spicy Thai cuisine comes from the people who emigrated from the southern provinces of China to modern Thailand centuries ago. Historically, Thai cuisine has had many Sichuan influences, although over the centuries, many other influences have affected Thai cuisine. In the more distant past, a Buddhist monk brought an Indian touch, and the Muslim states of the south influenced the cuisine in southern Thailand. Much later, Thai cuisine was influenced by European cuisine after contact with Portuguese missionaries and Dutch traders. During this period, there were even Japanese influences. Today, Thai cuisine is its own, with a unique blend of 5 flavours: sweet, sour, bitter, salty and spicy.

Regional differences

Thailand is a large country with a diversified geography and which, over the years, has led to the emergence of regional differences in its cooking style. There are currently 4 distinct cooking styles in Thailand.
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North
Cooking in northern Thailand is generally milder than in the rest of the country, sticky rice is preferred, it is traditionally kneaded into small balls with the fingers. Neighbouring Burma has a strong influence on popular dishes such as Kaeng Hang Le, a pork curry with ginger, turmeric and tamarind.

Northeast
Food in the northeast is influenced by Laos; Generally speaking, the food is very spicy and sticky sticky rice is the staple food for northeast dishes. Although meat dishes are abundant, meat was traditionally scarce in villages and the main source of protein was shrimp and freshwater fish. These were often fermented to increase their shelf life.

Central office
The central region offers a cuisine halfway between north and south, although jasmine flavoured rice is preferred to the sticky type. What makes the cuisine of the central region so special is that it houses a royal cuisine. This type of cuisine, which originated in the royal palace, involves much more elaborate meals, combined with complex techniques. It's more of an art form than just a regular cuisine.

From the south

The cuisine of southern Thailand is the most popular outside Thailand, as it is the country's main tourist region. In the southern cuisine, coconut milk is much more used in many dishes. Coconut replaces ghee for frying and dishes contain a lot of seafood. Southern aperitifs use a lot of cashew nuts from local plantations and coconut meat as standard condiment.

Discover the true Thai flavours prepared by talented chefs who respect tradition. The best Thai restaurant Manola Brussels invites you to discover and share real Thai food.  



Manola Restaurant - Thai cuisine restaurant in Brussels