Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort, the health-focused retreat in downtown Bangkok, is helping diners take care of themselves, with an extensive selection of healthy recipes at the resort’s two restaurants – Tamarind, the elegant all-day dining destination, and Khum Hom, the innovative eatery serving “honest” Thai cuisine.

In collaboration with Chef Gabi Kurz, a nutritional expert and culinary pioneer, the restaurants use ginger and garlic to strengthen the immune system; berries, for their natural antioxidative power; and nuts, seeds, grains and pulses, which provide nutrients aplenty. Dark vegetables such as broccoli, kale, cabbage and spinach, tropical fruit like papayas, pomelos, pomegranates and passionfruit are all on the menu

Tamarind offers dishes like quinoa and organic pomelo salad which are full of iron and Vitamin C, while also having a high fibre content and producing fat-burning enzymes.

Alternatively, diners can opt for the organic free-range chicken satay which contains turmeric and is loaded with antioxidants.

Khum Hom uses fresh local ingredients to create regional Thai cuisine: mieng ped (slow-cooked duck leg with roasted chili-palm sugar caramel) contains ginger, which is high in Vitamins B3, C and iron, tom kha talay features seafood and mushrooms in a coconut and turmeric broth, which is a great source of antioxidants, and som chun (Thai citron, lychee, crispy shallots and young ginger) – a traditional dessert that offers a wealth of natural health benefits.

“We need to eat smarter; it’s important to ensure that everything we consume is supporting and strengthening our bodies, rather than undermining us. At Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort, we strive to remove anything that has the potential to weaken us – white sugar, white flour et cetera – and replace them with produce that can make us stronger. We want to prove that, by combining high-quality and wholesome ingredients, prepared in innovative styles, we can deliver tasty dishes that are also great for the body and brain,” says Chef Gabi.