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Thai Appetizers

Steamed Egg with Tomato and Mint Salsa

Photo of Steamed Egg with Tomato and Mint SalsaIt's a real treat! normally served warm from the bowl as a main dish with steamed rice, this recipe is served on a plate cold, as an appetizer, with a delicious and slightly spicy tomato and mint salsa.


Deep Fried Sun-Dried Pork

Photo of Deep Fried Sun-Dried PorkTry this recipe for Moo Dad Deaw, our semi-dried deep-fried pork snacks. They are one of Thailand's most popular appetizers, and this recipe shows you how easy it is to prepare them for your next dinner party or as a great snack for you alone in front of the TV.


Spicy Grilled Squid with Pork Filling

Photo of Spicy Grilled Squid with Pork FillingYam Blah Muek Yad Sai Moo is an outstanding dish, made by stuffing the body of little squids with ground pork that's seasoned with Thai herbs and spices. They are then grilled and sliced, making neat little 'squid sausages' to be eaten with wood sticks, along with a spicy, sweet, and salty relish that's just sooo good.


Pork or Chicken Satay

Photo of Pork or Chicken SatayThis easy to follow recipe shows you the best techniques for making your satay taste and look the way they do in Thailand. Prepare these delicious pork or chicken satays and serve with either peanut sauce, cucumber relish, or both.


Spicy and Salty Fried Chicken Wings

Photo of Spicy and Salty Fried Chicken WingsWorawut's Thailand style fried chicken have an amazing blend of flavors and aromas from fresh lemongrass, galagal, kaffir lime, and dry roasted cumin, coriander, and peppercorns. They are very easy to make up in advance, making them an easy party food.


Thai Main Dishes

Northern Thai Burmese Curry

Photo of Northern Thai Burmese CurryKaeng Hunglay, or Kaeng Hung Leh, is a northern Thailand-style sour and sweet curried stew made with pork belly or other fatty pork meat that is quite different from the well known green, yellow, and red Thai curries. Kaeng Hunglay is flavored with Garam Masala, an aromatic blend of spices often used in Indian and Burmese cuisine, and doesn't contain coconut milk. The stew has the warm, sweet flavors of toasted coriander, black pepper, cumin, cardamom, and cinnamon, and a rich and hearty taste.


Panang Beef Curry

Photo of Panang Beef CurryPanang beef is one of Thailand's most popular curry dishes. You'll know it from the distinct flavors of mace, cardamom, cumin, and coriander seed. It is delicious and creamy, not very spicy, and quite easy to make up for a quick and easy one dish meal with the steamed rice.


Massaman Chicken Curry

Photo of Massaman Chicken CurryThis Kaeng Matsaman Gai, or Massaman Chicken Curry, is made with the home prepared curry paste that I made previously. The paste does quite well in the freezer so you will always have some when needed. Watch me as I prepare this delicious chicken curry, flavored with toasted spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and coconut.


Spicy Stir-fried Chicken with Eggplant

Photo of Spicy Stir-fried Chicken with EggplantFollow this easy video demonstration and you can make this delicious and very traditional Thailand plate lunch with chicken, eggplant, and spicy red chili paste over rice.


Spicy Stir-fried Beef with Mixed Peppers

Photo of Spicy Stir-fried Beef with Mixed PeppersSoft and juicy beef steak slices and crispy fresh mixed peppers are combined in a delicious brown sauce in this typical Thailand-style stir fried dish. It can be made a variety mild peppers, including regular bell pepper or whatever type you have locally, for an equally pleasing result.


Stir-fried Eggplant with Chopped Pork

Photo of Stir-fried Eggplant with Chopped PorkPad Makua Yao Moo Sap is a delicious Thailand-style stir fried plate lunch combining lean ground pork, long green eggplant and sweet Thai basil. It is very easy to make when you follow our step-by-step video recipe.


Spicy Oyster Mushrooms with Sweet Basil

Photo of Spicy Oyster Mushrooms with Sweet BasilWhip up the traditional and very spicy flavor of this Thailand style stir-fried mushrooms with a few simple ingredients and under 10 minutes of your time, Serve it as a delicious one-dish meal with rice or as part of a complete meal with other foods.


Cashew Chicken

Photo of Cashew ChickenSimply bursting with flavor, this Thailand style cashew chicken features big juicy chunks of chicken leg meat stir fried together with browned cashews nuts, garlic, onions, mild red and green chili, green onion, and mild sun-dried chilies all in a thick and sticky sauce.


Spicy Broccoli Beef

Photo of Spicy Broccoli BeefEnjoy a Thailand twist on an old time Chinese food specialty with this spicy version of our broccoli with beef tenderloin. It has all the zip and flavor that you would expect from Thai food, and in this recipe we have served it with delicious and healthy whole grain jasmine rice.


Broiled Pork Spare Ribs

Photo of Broiled Pork Spare RibsLearn to make these very special Thailand style pork spare ribs with this easy to follow recipe. Infuse your next plate of ribs with the delicious flavors of lemongrass, kaffir lime leaf, coriander root, galangal, and black pepper.


Spicy Pork Stir Fry

Photo of Spicy Pork Stir FryPad Prik Khing is a delicious Thai dish made with thin pork belly slices fried together with our strong red chili paste and green beans. It is a classic Thai dish that most people have never tried. You'll love it!


Stir-fried Shrimp with Baby Corn and Mushrooms

Photo of Stir-fried Shrimp with Baby Corn and MushroomsThis delicious and easy to prepare Thai stir fry has a light but flavorful sauce. You can substitute the vegetables used to create your own unique dish. We've used broccoli, cauliflower, and kale for an equally tasty result. For a vegetarian version, use cubed tofu instead of the shrimp, and season with Thai soy sauce.


Ginger Chicken

Photo of Ginger ChickenThis Thailand-style ginger chicken recipe features wafer-thin slices of chicken breast cooked with a healthy portion of fresh ginger, cloud ear fungus, green onion, and mild red chili, all in a delicious sauce flavored with fresh garlic and black pepper.


Roasted Chicken Curry with Longan Fruit

Photo of Roasted Chicken Curry with Longan FruitThis very special Thai red curry features oven-roasted chicken that is slowly simmered in a thick, sweet, and rich sauce made with fresh Longan fruit, Pineapple, Coconut Milk, and a delicious array of traditional herbs and spices. Longan, known as Lum Yai in Thailand, is one of our prized fruits grown in selected areas of northern Thailand.


Steamed Calamari with Garlic and Lime Salsa

Photo of Steamed Calamari with Garlic and Lime SalsaWe start by marinating the calamari in fresh lime juice that softens it and mellows any fishy flavors. After steaming, all you'll taste is delicious calamari that you could eat all by itself it's so good. But when topped with this Thai seafood sauce made with loads of fresh garlic, cilantro, hot chilies, fresh lime juice, and coconut sugar, you have add a whole different dimension of authentic Thai flavor to an old favorite.


Grilled Chicken

Photo of Grilled ChickenThis oven broiler method using a traditional Gai Yang marinade recipe produces a beautiful grilled chicken with crispy golden brown skin and tender juicy meat. If you have a barbecue and want to cook the chicken in the traditional way, just cook it long and slowly until it's just right.


Fried Fish with Sweet Chili and Garlic Sauce

Photo of Fried Fish with Sweet Chili and Garlic SauceThen try this authentic Thailand style fried fish with delicious sweet and spicy chili sauce with lots of garlic. Known here as Plah Rad Prik, the recipe can be used with many different types of fish, including Bass, Bluegill, Crappie, or other types of perch. Here we used the Nile Talapia, a farm raised fish that is very popular in Thailand.


Steamed Sea Bass with Chili, Lime, and Garlic

Photo of Steamed Sea Bass with Chili, Lime, and GarlicSteaming a whole fish like this can seem a little daunting, but once you have the steamer as one of your kitchen tools, the rest is really quite easy. Just steam the fish for about 7 - 8 minutes, depending on the size, then top with this delicious homemade salsa prepared with red chili, garlic, cilantro, and fresh lime juice.


Garlic Chives with Sliced Chicken

Photo of Garlic Chives with Sliced ChickenIt combines wafer thin chicken breast, big pieces of crushed garlic, and crisp fresh flowering chives. The Chinese chives, known in Thailand as Dok Mai Gui Chai, can be combined with chicken, pork, or shrimp using this recipe, but are very flavorful when just cooked alone with garlic, fish sauce, and a little sugar for an authentic Thai taste.


Shrimp in Coconut and Red Curry Sauce

Photo of Shrimp in Coconut and Red Curry SauceIn this recipe we use our own homemade basic curry, so the dish is loaded with beautiful bits of red, brown, green, and yellow color. The flavor is is that of slightly sweetened coconut and fresh lemongrass, kaffir lime, galangal, and coriander root.


Pork Belly and Egg Stew

Photo of Pork Belly and Egg StewIt's called Moo Palo, a rich and flavorful stew. It's prepared by braising pork belly slices in an herb paste made from coriander root, garlic, and black pepper, then simmering them with hard-boiled eggs in a sweet sauce that includes the flavors of cinnamon, star anise, cumin, coriander seed, and Sichuan pepper.


Red Curry with Bamboo Shoots and Coconut Milk

Photo of Red Curry with Bamboo Shoots and Coconut MilkIt is typical of the type of curries served in Central Thailand, where the soup base is made with coconut milk and seasoned with strong red chili paste. The texture is smooth and creamy and only a little bit spicy. You'll love it!


Southern Thai Stewed Pork Belly

Photo of Southern Thai Stewed Pork BellyKnown as Moo Hong, it is stewed pork belly made by braising chunks of pork in an herbaceous sweet paste made with garlic, coriander root, black peppercorn, and coconut sugar, then stewing it slowly in a gravy seasoned with dark soy, oyster sauce, and star anise.


Chicken with Lemongrass Sauce

Photo of Chicken with Lemongrass SauceThen try this delicious, authentic, and quite unusual dish made with juicy chunks of chicken breast in ground lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, and garlic.


Garlic Prawns with Crispy Garlic Chips

Photo of Garlic Prawns with Crispy Garlic ChipsTry this Goong Gratium, made with delicious, plump, and juicy prawns that are cooked in a flavorful sauce made with coriander root and garlic. It's easy to make at home when you watch our step-by-step recipe video.


Sweet and Sour Pork

Photo of Sweet and Sour PorkTry this Thailand version of the popular Chinese sweet and sour pork. While it has some things in common, like a thick and sweet sauce made with plum sauce, that may be where the similarities end. We take it up just a notch by adding a few Thai Long Chilies, which add a hint of spiciness and an herbaceous layer to the sauce. Try it, you'll like it.


Clams in Roasted Chili Sauce

Photo of Clams in Roasted Chili SauceTry the Thailand-style stir fried clams we call Hoy Lai Pad Prik Pao. Cooked in a rich, but not too spicy-hot chili sauce, they are amazing, and the addition of a generous portion of fresh Thai basil and mild red chilies makes a beautiful plate of clams like no other.


Shrimp with Garlic and Sweet Peppers

Photo of Shrimp with Garlic and Sweet PeppersTry this excellent Thai stir fry made with plump and juicy prawns, delicious sweet peppers, and garlic. Known as Pad Prik Yuak sai Goong (ผัดผริกหยวกใส่กุง) in Thailand, or 'Stir-fried Sweet Peppers with Shrimp', it is perfect for people who want to eat Thai foods but don't care for spicy stir-fries.


Massaman Curry with Beef

Photo of Massaman Curry with BeefTry the recipe that I just posted. It's like a delicious Thai-styled beef stew that's loaded with chunks of juicy beef and soft potatoes in a rich, sweet and creamy coconut soup. Kaeng Matsaman Curry (แกงมัสมั่น) is distinctly different in flavor from other red curries, due to the addition of star anise, cardamom, and cinnamon.


Sweet Green Curry with Chicken

Photo of Sweet Green Curry with ChickenLet Khun Worawut show you how easy it is to make his delicious recipe for Kaeng Kiew Waan Gai. This recipe is packed with chunky chicken pieces, green eggplant, green peppercorns, mild red chili, and a whole lot of amazing flavors. Watch the video now.


Panang Curry with Pork

Photo of Panang Curry with PorkThis video recipe teaches you the step by step process for cooking great Panang curry at home. Watch our restaurant perfected recipe cooked in a modern western-style home kitchen so you can easily recreate this excellent Thai dish for your family.


Yellow Curry with Chicken

Photo of Yellow Curry with ChickenKaeng Kari Gai is one of the most commonly known dishes served at Thai restaurants outside of our country. Westerners will find the creamy sweetness of the coconut and the subtle flavors of cumin, coriander, and just a hint of Thai chile very enjoyable.


Thai Snacks

Meatball Snacks

Photo of Meatball SnacksFollow this easy recipe and in under 30 minutes you'll be enjoying the delicious and very authentic flavors of Thailand style meatball snacks. Known in Thailand as Luke Chin (ลูกชิ้นหมู), they are one of our most popular street foods.


Thai Style Fried Wonton

Photo of Thai Style Fried WontonThese Thailand-style fried wontons are flavored with lemongrass, kaffir lime leaf, coriander root, and garlic. We serve them with a sweet, sour and spicy sauces made with fresh lime, coconut sugar, hot chilies, and garlic.


Sweet Potato Balls

Photo of Sweet Potato BallsEnjoy this popular street food snack from Thailand at home, wherever you are. Knomom Kai Nok Krata is a little deep fried ball made from a tasty dough with sweet potato, coconut sugar, cinnamon and tapioca.


Thai Sauces and Condiments

Pad Thai Sauce

Photo of Pad Thai SauceThis recipe for homemade Pad Thai sauce is quite easy to make. Just six easy to find ingredients in the right combination will give your Pad Thai Noodles an authentic Thailand taste.


Garlic, Lime, and Chili Dipping Sauce

Photo of Garlic, Lime, and Chili Dipping SauceBalance of flavor is important in any type of cuisine. This is especially so with Thai food, and many times nearly all of the flavor will come from one or more of the dipping sauces that we serve on the side. This quick and easy dipping sauce recipe is guaranteed to satisfy the even the most discriminating Thai palate.


Dried Chilli Dipping Sauce

Photo of Dried Chilli Dipping SauceTraditionally used a a condiment for Gai Yang, our Thailand style barbecued chicken, Nam Jim Jeaw is a dipping sauce made with toasted and ground white rice, dried chilies, fresh lime juice, sugar, and fish sauce. It can be used to add a burst of authentic Thai flavor to any type of grilled meat.


Spicy Sweet and Sour Relish for Seafood

Photo of Spicy Sweet and Sour Relish for SeafoodTry this delicious spicy, sweet, and sour dipping sauce that we call Nam Jim Seafood. You'll appreciate how easy it is to whip some up. With just a few simple ingredients you can add an authentic Thai flavor to meats, fish, and snack foods.


Cucumber Relish

Photo of Cucumber RelishThis bright, fresh, crisp, and delicious condiment or dipping sauce is a must have when you are serving satays, but you'll also see it served as a condiment for other foods made with Thai yellow curry as the spice. Click here for the Thai Cucumber Relish recipe.


Sweet Peanut Sauce for Satays

Photo of Sweet Peanut Sauce for SataysThis homemade Thai peanut dipping sauce is made with red curry paste, so it has an amazing array of flavors from fresh lemongrass, galagal, kaffir lime, and dry roasted cumin, coriander, and peppercorns, and more.


Vegetarian Roasted Chili Sauce

Photo of Vegetarian Roasted Chili SauceTry Khun Worawut's recipe! It has the amazing array of sweet, spicy, and smokey flavors that you would expect to find in a Thai roasted chili sauce, without a bit of anything non vegetarian. Try it, You'll love it.


Thai Roasted Chili Sauce

Photo of Thai Roasted Chili SauceNam Prik Pao (Roasted Chili Paste) is a Thai chili paste made with 2 kinds of chilies, garlic, shallots, tamarind, and shrimp paste. The ingredients are roasted before blending, giving recipes a rich combination of smokey, spicy, and sweet flavors. This delicious paste is used to add flavor to foods.


Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce

Photo of Sweet Chili Dipping SauceNam Jim or Nam Chim is Thai for Dipping Sauce. It's a generic term that can refer to many different kinds of dipping sauces in Thai cuisine. Most are a combination of spicy, salty, sweet, and sour flavors.


Thai Recipe Components

Crispy Fried Shallots

Photo of Crispy Fried ShallotsMaking perfectly crispy and golden brown fried shallots can be a challenge. So many of our Thai recipes call for fast cooking or high heat, but to make your shallots come out just right you need to keep the heat low, and fry them for at least 5 minutes.


Tamarind Paste

Photo of Tamarind PasteTamarind Paste (Makaam Piak) is a soft, thick, and creamy paste made by reconstituting dried tamarind fruit. Once fully dried, tamarind can be kept in a tightly sealed container in your kitchen pantry for a long, long time. If you do a lot of Thai cooking, we highly recommend that you take some home the next time you see it, and keep it on hand so you can make a little fresh paste as you need it.


Panang Curry Paste

Photo of Panang Curry PastePrik Kaeng Panang is a lovely Thai curry paste that is used to make Panang Curry dishes. You'll know it from its golden orange color and the flavors of mace, cardamom, and toasted seeds. You can always buy a packaged curry, but if you are serious about Thai cooking there is no better way to really learn how to customize the flavor than by starting with all the raw ingredients.


Massaman Curry Paste

Photo of Massaman Curry PasteYou can always buy a packaged curry, but there's nothing more satisfying in Thai cooking than making your own from all the raw ingredients. Kaeng Matsaman is a southern style curry that is rich with the flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, cumin, and coriander seed.


Basic Red Curry Paste

Photo of Basic Red Curry PasteThe most common red curry is probably Prik Kaeng Ped, the one that most people are talking about when they say Thai Red Curry. But there is also Massaman and Panang, which are also red in color. So what's the difference? Just a a few extra spices added to this basic red curry recipe and you'll have a whole different flavor.


Sticky Rice

Photo of Sticky RiceWell think again. This method using a medium-sized pot with a vegetable steamer produces a lovely and perfectly acceptable sticky rice. Use it when you want to try out some of our authentic Thai desserts that require sticky rice.


Thai Green Curry Paste

Photo of Thai Green Curry PasteThis step-by-step video recipe shows you exactly how to make Thai green chili paste (curry) at home in your western-style kitchen. Nothing is quite as rewarding as making your own curry from scratch.


Thai Yellow Curry Paste

Photo of Thai Yellow Curry PasteLearn to make your own Kaeng Kari paste at home. It's easy with this step-by-step recipe. Thai Yellow Curry is probably one of the first tastes that westerners will think of when they talk about the flavors of food in Thailand. Its sweet and creamy richness tends to tone down the overall spiciness of the curry, making it one of the more popular dishes found on restaurant menus outside Thailand.


Crispy Deep-fried Pork Belly

Photo of Crispy Deep-fried Pork BellyMoo Grob (หมูกรอบ) is Crispy Deep Fried Pork Belly that is usually served as the meat ingredient in one of several different Thai dishes. However, it's so good that some people will just eat it all by itself or with one of our dipping sauces for meat. You can easily make your own Moo Grob at home, and you'll need to make it up first before your try our recipes for Pad Kaphrao Moo Grob, Pad Kana Moo Grob, or Pad Phrik Pao Moo Grob.


Thai Red Curry Paste

Photo of Thai Red Curry PasteMaking your own Thai chili paste, or curry, is an important part of truly learning about Thai cuisine and why it taste the way it does. Thai Red Curry has an amazing blend of flavors and aromas from fresh lemongrass, galagal, kaffir lime, and dry roasted cumin, coriander, and peppercorns. Follow our easy recipe and you can learn to make Phrik Gaeng Ped.


Thai Side Dishes

Vegetarian Stir-fried Eggplant with Sweet Basil

Photo of Vegetarian Stir-fried Eggplant with Sweet BasilTry this vegetarian recipe for Thai-style eggplant with sweet basil. It is simple and quick to prepare, so it can be added as a memorable side-dish to your next dinner. It goes well with many different types of foods, or you can serve it for an excellent lunch. If you are watching what you eat, enjoy with a side of brown jasmine rice.


Sweet and Sour Eggs

Photo of Sweet and Sour EggsTry these Thailand-style sweet and sour eggs. They are boiled eggs that have been deep-fried to a crispy brown on the outside, then topped with a delicious sweet and sour tamarind sauce.


Fried Rice with Green Curry

Photo of Fried Rice with Green CurryThen this Khao Pad Kaeng Kiew Waan is for you. Worawut's recipe combines the rich and creamy goodness of green chicken curry soup, lots of fresh Thai sweet basil, pea eggplants, and juicy chunks of chicken.


Yellow Curry with Pumpkin and Pork

Photo of Yellow Curry with Pumpkin and PorkThis delicious curry makes an excellent side dish or a nice meal for lunch. It's made with my homemade kaeng kari paste, so it has a lot of great texture from the lemongrass and other fresh ingredients, but you can easily whip this up in about 20 minutes using a packaged Thai yellow curry paste.


Stir Fried Morning Glory

Photo of Stir Fried Morning GloryThis simple yet delicious stir fried vegetable side dish made with Pak Boong (ผักบุ้ง; Water Morning Glory; Water Spinach) is one of Thailand's most popular foods. We think it should be on every first-time visitor's MUST TRY list, as it is difficult to find at restaurants in the west. Seasoned with soy bean paste, garlic, chilies, soy sauce, and oyster sauce, the salty-spicy-sour-and-crunchiness of Pad Pak Boong Fai Daeng is great as a side dish or all by itself.


Sweet and Sour Stir Fried Vegetables

Photo of Sweet and Sour Stir Fried VegetablesIf you like sweet and sour stir fried vegetables, then you'll love this Thai-style recipe that has just a hint of spicy to tie all the flavors together. You can use any combination of veggies that you have on hand. Just be sure to add the harder ones first and the soft ones last so that everything stays nice and crunchy. This recipe makes a nice side dish, or just serve it along side some hot steamed rice for a delicious meal.


Thai One Dish Meals

Pad Thai

Photo of Pad ThaiPad Thai is one of Thailand's most popular and well known dishes. It's made by pan frying thin flat rice noodles with a unique sweet and sour sauce flavored with tamarind, lime, sugar, and other seasonings, along with shrimp, egg, tofu, peanuts, bean sprouts, and a wide variety of other possible ingredients.


Spicy Fried Noodles with Shrimp

Photo of Spicy Fried Noodles with ShrimpPad Kraprow Mama is a Thailand style pan fried noodle dish made with ramen soup noodles, a delicious chili and garlic sauce, and a healthy portion of basil leaves. We serve is as a one dish meal, but it also makes a nice side dish with other Thai foods.


Shrimp Fried Rice

Photo of Shrimp Fried RiceUse this easy to follow recipe and home cooking method to make the perfect plate of shrimp fried rice, Thailand style. We used delicious whole grain brown Thai Jasmine rice, a selection of plump and juicy prawns, and serve it with cucumber, green onion, and cherry tomatoes of the side for a complete meal.


Spicy Stir-fried Eggplant

Photo of Spicy Stir-fried EggplantStir-fried in our spicy, earthy, and slightly sweet roasted chili sauce, this eggplant dish makes a nice one-dish meal or a great vegetable side dish when served with other foods as part of your authentic Thai dinner.


Garlic Pork

Photo of Garlic PorkThis Thai-style garlic pork recipe is probably one of the easiest stir-fried one dish meals to make. It's topped it with homemade crispy garlic flakes for an extra garlic punch, and the recipe can also be done using chicken breast for people that don't like to eat pork.


Sliced Pork with Bamboo Shoots in Red Chili Sauce

Photo of Sliced Pork with Bamboo Shoots in Red Chili SauceTry this recipe for Pad Ped. This version is made with sliced pork, but chicken breast or leg meat works out really well too. It's one of our most popular one-dish meals, and it's simply bursting with a rich, herbaceous, and almost medicinal flavor from a variety of exotic roots and herbs.


Chinese Broccoli with Crispy Pork Belly

Photo of Chinese Broccoli with Crispy Pork BellyTry this recipe that includes dark sweet soy sauce and crisp, sweet red chilies instead of the usual hot chili. Chinese Broccoli, a dark green leafy vegetable that is similar to kale, and crispy pork belly slices are slowly stir-fried with garlic and then combined with the other ingredients into a dish that is sweet, dark, sticky and oh so delicious.


Crispy Pork Belly with Peppers

Photo of Crispy Pork Belly with PeppersTry this one known as Pad Prik Yuak. It's made with our mild green chili, crispy pork belly, and lots of garlic, but it is not spicy at all. It is absolutely bursting with flavor, and just takes a few minutes to prepare.


Braised Pork Leg

Photo of Braised Pork LegIt's easier than you think to make this delicious and satisfying Khao Kha Moo at home. It does take 3 - 4 hours to do up right, but the prep time is really easy. After that it's just waiting and waiting until it is finally done, and you will be rewarded with this most amazingly juicy and flavorful pork meal.


Fried Egg over Rice

Photo of Fried Egg over RiceBecause everybody knows how to fry an egg, right? In Thailand we are very particular about our everyday foods, and Kai Dow is no exception. If you are ever lucky enough to fry an egg for a Thai friend, they will be happy that you learned these important tips.


Thai Omelet with Minced Pork

Photo of Thai Omelet with Minced PorkWorawut at ThaiCookbook.tv shares this interesting twist on the everyday omelet. Known in Thai as a Kai Jeow Moo Sap, ground pork and other seasonings are cooked inside whipped egg to create a juicy and oily, but oh so delicious side dish.


Stir-fried Chinese Broccoli with Pork

Photo of Stir-fried Chinese Broccoli with PorkWorawut's recipe for Pad Kan Moo is very easy to whip up as a great side dish or over rice for a delicious one-plate lunch.


Stir Fried Pork with Basil

Photo of Stir Fried Pork with BasilPad Kaprow is probably one of the most popular dishes in Thailand. It's a spicy stir fried dish made with chopped pork, basil, chilies, and garlic, and it's perfect for a one-dish meal over rice or as a side dish at a family style dinner.


Thai Fried Rice with Pork and Basil

Photo of Thai Fried Rice with Pork and BasilEven if you are normally not a fan of fried rice, you should give Worawut's recipe for Thai-style fried rice a try. The main difference between Thai fried rice and Chinese (American) fried rice is that we usually use a little Thai hot chili to spice it up.


Thai Chicken and Rice

Photo of Thai Chicken and RiceWatch me whip up some of our famous Khao Man Gai. This one-dish Chicken meal is the Thai version of a Hainanese Chicken and Rice. My easy to follow video recipe explains everything you need to know to make it at home, including the details of how to make a Khao Man Gai sauce that professional Thai cooks will love.


Spicy Stir-fried Chili and Basil with Chicken

Photo of Spicy Stir-fried Chili and Basil with ChickenPad Krapow can be made with chopped or sliced pork, chicken, shrimp, and other types of seafood. If you love spicy foods and dare to give this one a try, you'll quickly understand why it is one of the most popular dishes served at street-side food stands throughout Thailand.


Stir-fried Red Chili Curry with Crispy Pork Belly

Photo of Stir-fried Red Chili Curry with Crispy Pork BellyTry my Pad Prik Gaeng Moo Grob (Stir-fried Red Chili with Crispy Pork Belly). It is a spicy and herbaceous meal that has an amazing blend of flavors and aromas from fresh lemongrass, galangal, kaffir lime, and dry roasted cumin, coriander, and peppercorns. Our homemade Prik Gaeng Ped is quickly fried together with Crispy Pork Belly slices, green beans, carrot, sweet chili, baby corn, and cauliflower, and of course a huge handful of Thai sweet basil. Let me show you how to whip this up in less than 10 minutes.


Drunkard's Noodles

Photo of Drunkard's NoodlesIf you are longing for some of those delicious Thai stir-fried noodles, the way they tasted in Thailand, then look no further than this easy to follow video recipe that shows you how we make Pad Kee Mao (ผัดขี้เมาเส้นใหญ่) at our restaurant in Chiang Mai, Thailand.


Stir-fried Crispy Pork Belly in Roasted Chili Sauce

Photo of Stir-fried Crispy Pork Belly in Roasted Chili SauceMoo Grob is crispy, deep-fried pork belly. Pad Prik Pao Moo Grob (ผัดพริกเผาหมูกรอบ) is a delicious Thai stir-fried one dish meal, but it can also be served as a main dish when served with other foods at a family style meal. It's made with nam prik pao, a delicious sweet and smokey Thai chili paste.


Stir-fried Spicy Ramen Noodles

Photo of Stir-fried Spicy Ramen NoodlesThis recipe uses instant ramen-style noodles in place of the traditional wide rice noodles. I know that fresh rice noodles can be hard to find in some places, and preparing dry rice noodles before you use them in your recipes can be a bit of a challenge, so this is a nice way to still get all those delicious, spicy flavors at your dinner table.


Pan Fried Rice Noodles with Chinese Broccoli

Photo of Pan Fried Rice Noodles with Chinese BroccoliIf you loved that Pad See Ew (ผัดซีอิ้ว) that you had the other night at your favorite Thai place, try this easy to follow recipe so you can make it at home. Made with soft and chewy rice noodles that are pan fried with Chinese broccoli and either sliced pork or chicken, you'll love it.


Thai Salads

Green Apple Salad

Photo of Green Apple SaladThis Thailand-style green apple salad is made with julienne Granny Smith apple, and a dressing that includes tamarind fruit, lime juice, toasted rice, coconut sugar, fresh spearmint, and a small pinch of hot chili. Try it for a fresh and light, delicious snack, or as part of a traditional Thai meal.


Spicy Green Mango Salad with Toasted Coconut

Photo of Spicy Green Mango Salad with Toasted CoconutThis version of our popular green mango salad is the type made in southern Thailand. We use crisp and sour green mango, combined with toasted coconut, dried shrimp, shallots, peanuts, and hot chili in a sweet and creamy coconut milk dressing.


Phuket Style Pineapple Salad

Photo of Phuket Style Pineapple SaladTry this pineapple salad from Phuket in southern Thailand. It is packed with delicious fresh pineapple, shrimp, juicy chicken breast, toasted coconut, peanuts, green onion, and topped with crispy deep-fried shallots.


Spicy Mixed Fruit Salad

Photo of Spicy Mixed Fruit SaladIn fact there are many different types of som tum, including popular versions made with cucumber, green mango, cabbage, and more. This Spicy Fruit Som Tum turns an ordinary toss of fresh fruits into an amazingly delicious and very authentic Thai style salad. Try it, you'll love it!


Green Mango Salad with Shrimp

Photo of Green Mango Salad with ShrimpThen you're sure to enjoy this green mango salad with shrimp. The green mango has a sweet but also slightly sour flavor, and a texture that is crisp and crunchy. When shredded it makes a perfect salad ingredient. We blend the mango with green onion, shallots, cilantro, and toasted nuts. The dressing has perfect balance of sweet, sour, and salty flavors. The overall taste sensation you'll get when eating a green mango salad is one that is crisp and clean.


Spicy Glass Noodle Salad

Photo of Spicy Glass Noodle SaladKnown in Thailand as Yum Woon Sen, it's got a terrific, clean, and fresh taste. The ingredients are quite easy to obtain, and it just takes a few minutes to put together as a beautiful lunch or as part of a meal. In addition to the noodles, this recipe includes juicy shrimp, ground pork, Chinese celery, mushrooms, onions, shallots, and hot chili.


Spicy Seafood Salad

Photo of Spicy Seafood SaladThen try this recipe for Thai spicy seafood salad. It's loaded with plump and juicy shrimp, soft and flavorful squid, crunchy and aromatic lemongrass, and an array of so many other wonderful favors that we run out of adjectives to describe them. It just takes about 15 minutes to whip this up, and you simply must try it.


Spicy Pork Steak Salad

Photo of Spicy Pork Steak SaladMo Yang Nam Tok is a Thai meat salad made with grilled pork loin steak that has been thinly sliced. The Steak is heated with a little water, seasonings, ground rice, and herbs to make a thick salad dressing. We mix in a whole lot of fresh mint, cilantro, shallots and green onion to make a delicious salad.


Spicy Minced Pork Salad

Photo of Spicy Minced Pork SaladOne Thai food group that is often overlooked by westerners is salad. Of course most of you are familiar with Som Tom, our delicious green Papaya Salad, but did you know that we have a delicious minced meat salad call Larb?


Thai Soups

Chicken Wonton Soup

Photo of Chicken Wonton SoupLearn how we customize the flavor of this traditionally Chinese soup, infusing it with the herbs and spices of Thailand to create Kiao Nam Thai Wonton Soup. Like most soups in Thailand, the soup is seasoned at the table with your own particular blend of spicy, salty, sour, and sweet condiments.


Spicy Pork Belly Soup

Photo of Spicy Pork Belly SoupTom Yum Moo Saam Chan, or spicy and sour soup with pork belly, has all the delicious herbal flavors that you would expect to find in tom yum style soups, combined with rich and juicy chunk of slowly cooked pork belly, cherry tomatoes, whole shallots, and morning glory leaves.


Herbal Chicken Soup with Bitter Melon

Photo of Herbal Chicken Soup with Bitter MelonIt called Kaeng Gai sai Ma Ra, or Hearty Chicken Soup with Bitter Melon, and it one of our favorite soups. The broth is made with coriander, galangal, garlic, and red chili, but it it not too spicy. It has a rich and warming herbaceous flavor, probably like no other soup that you have ever eaten.


Spicy Vegetarian Mushroom Soup

Photo of Spicy Vegetarian Mushroom SoupIt's packed with a healthy and flavorful portion of mushrooms. You can use whatever you have locally, such as oyster, shitake, straw, etc. The broth is flavored with lemongrass, kaffir lime, galangal, and tamarind, so it has a very authentically Thai flavor.


Spicy Chicken Soup

Photo of Spicy Chicken SoupThis easy to follow recipe is shows you how to make a delicious and healthy Thai chicken soup for one or two people in just 15 minutes. Now you can enjoy this spicy and sour herbaceous soup made with chunky chicken breast and mushrooms in a rich broth flavored with lemongrass and galangal at anytime.


Pork Bone Soup with Daikon and Cabbage

Photo of Pork Bone Soup with Daikon and CabbageTry this soup known as Tom Jab Chai Kradook Moo. It's made with big meaty pork leg bones and a generous quantity of our popular vegetable we call Pak Boong. We also add daikon radish, Chinese cabbage and mushrooms. This soup is not at all spicy. It has a rich, hearty and very delicious flavor.


Bitter Gourd Soup

Photo of Bitter Gourd SoupWe highly recommend that you try this amazing soup called Tom Juet Ma Ra. It's made with Chinese bitter melon (gourd) that's stuffed with a delicious seasoned pork. The bitter gourd is slowly cooked in a lightly seasoned broth, with mushrooms and carrots. Many people say that after they eat bitter melon they feel so much better. It's something about the slightly bitter flavor of the gourds when combined with the delicious, almost bland broth. Please try it and let us know what you think.


Ginger Chicken Soup

Photo of Ginger Chicken SoupThen you should try this Thailand version of an age-old remedy for whatever ails you. This chicken stew that we call Tom Khing Gai is packed with a healthy portion of fresh ginger root that is slowly cooked together with chicken leg meat, carrots, and onion to create what just might be the most delicious, rich, and warming chicken soup you've ever had.


Rice Soup with Minced Pork

Photo of Rice Soup with Minced PorkWorawut's easy to follow recipe shows you how to make a delicious pot of Thai style soup. It's great for breakfast and on cold winter nights. Infused with the flavors of lemongrass, ginger, and coriander, the soothing broth can be a welcome change from spicy hot stir-fries.


Vegetarian Tom Yum

Photo of Vegetarian Tom YumLearn to make this delicious vegetarian alternative to traditional Thai Tom Yum, a spicy and sour soup with lots of flavor and absolutely no animal products.


Spicy and Sour Prawn Soup

Photo of Spicy and Sour Prawn SoupWatch me make this quick and easy Tom Yum with large river prawns, then go to our website to print the recipe so you can make it at home.


Chicken and Galangal Coconut Soup

Photo of Chicken and Galangal Coconut SoupTom Kha Gai is a delicious Chicken and Galangal Coconut Soup with mushrooms. It's got a distinctly Thai taste from the galangal, lemongrass, and kaffir lime leaves, but it is not at all spicy (hot) like our other popular soups.


Thai Desserts and Candies

Spicy Peanut Brittle Candy

Photo of Spicy Peanut Brittle CandyThis unique peanut brittle style candy is based on a popular Thailand snack food that's made with peanuts and Tom Yum spices. My candy is very similar to peanut brittle, but it has a very sharp sweet, sour, and spicy flavor from lemongrass, kaffir lime, galangal, and red chili.


Pumpkin and Coconut Custard

Photo of Pumpkin and Coconut CustardThis delicious Thai pumpkin and coconut custard is made by steaming a mixture of egg, coconut milk, sugar, and spices inside a whole summer squash or pumpkin. As the the pumpkin cooks, the delicate flavors of the pumpkin blend with the cooking custard to create a delicious and very interesting dessert when served whole and sliced at the table.


Sweet Sticky Rice with Banana Filling

Photo of Sweet Sticky Rice with Banana FillingThis delicious Thai snack called Khao Tom Mut is made with coconut sweetened sticky rice and filled with banana. This modern recipe shows you how to make it into a beautiful and delicious dessert when served warm with vanilla ice cream.


Mango with Sticky Rice

Photo of Mango with Sticky RiceIt's mango with sticky rice, and there is really nothing quite like it. Follow along with this easy video recipe that shows you how to make perfect sticky rice, sweeten it with coconut milk, and make a perfectly authentic Thailand coconut topping.


Thai Drinks

Hibiscus Flower Drink

Photo of Hibiscus Flower DrinkRoselle drink, know as Nam Kra-Jieb, is one of Thailand's most popular herbal drinks. It is made by boiling the dried flowers of the Roselle plant, a type of Hibiscus. The Roselle fruit turns the drink a bright red color and imparts a tart, sour flavor that is similar to cranberry.


Lemongrass and Pandan Iced Tea

Photo of Lemongrass and Pandan Iced TeaIn Thailand we make a delicious sweet tea drink with lemongrass and the leaf of the pandanus tree. The two flavors work very well together to create an authentic Thai flavor and a nice complementary drink to serve with your traditional Thai meal.


Asian Pennywort Juice Drink

Photo of Asian Pennywort Juice DrinkThis delicious, grassy flavored, sweet juice drink known in Thailand as Nam Bai Bua Bok is made from Asian Pennywort. The herb has long been known for its many health benefits, including decreasing depression and fatigue, energizing the central nervous system, and giving you more youthful skin.


Thai Iced Tea

Photo of Thai Iced TeaKnown as Cha Yen in Thai, which means simply 'Cold Tea', this delicious bright orange iced tea is one of our most popular drinks. It's made with a special type of black tea that has vanilla flavor and orange food coloring added, which gives it a surprising taste and unusual color. Watch as I show you how to make some up now.


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