Our List of Thai Main Dishes

Northern Thai Burmese Curry

Northern Thai Burmese Curry

(Kaeng Hunglay)

Kaeng 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

Panang Beef Curry

(Kaeng Panang Nuea)

Panang 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

Massaman Chicken Curry

(Kaeng Matsaman Gai)

This 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

Spicy Stir-fried Chicken with Eggplant

(Gai Pad Prik Kaeng sai Makua)

Follow 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

Spicy Stir-fried Beef with Mixed Peppers

(Neua Pad Prik On)

Soft 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

Stir-fried Eggplant with Chopped Pork

(Pad Makua Yao Moo Sap)

Pad 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

Spicy Oyster Mushrooms with Sweet Basil

(Pad Hed Nang Rom)

Whip 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

Cashew Chicken

(Gai Pad Mamuang Himaphan)

Simply 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

Spicy Broccoli Beef

(Pad Kana Neua)

Enjoy 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

Broiled Pork Spare Ribs

(See Korng Moo Yang)

Learn 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

Spicy Pork Stir Fry

(Pad Prik Khing)

Pad 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

Stir-fried Shrimp with Baby Corn and Mushrooms

(Pad Goong Khao Pod Oon)

This 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

Ginger Chicken

(Gai Pad Khing)

This 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

Roasted Chicken Curry with Longan Fruit

(Kaeng Ped Gai Yang sai Lum Yai)

This 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

Steamed Calamari with Garlic and Lime Salsa

(Pla Muek Neung Manao)

We 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

Grilled Chicken

(Gai Yang)

This 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.

Hat Yai Fried Chicken

Hat Yai Fried Chicken

(Gai Tod Hat Yai)

Try the recipe from Hat Yai in southern Thailand. Now sold by popular demand on nearly every street in Thailand, the fried chicken is made with a rich, dark crispy coating flavored with garlic, coriander root, black peppercorns, and dark sweet soy sauce. It is always served with a healthy topping of crispy fried shallots, and usually comes with sticky rice.

Fried Fish with Sweet Chili and Garlic Sauce

Fried Fish with Sweet Chili and Garlic Sauce

(Plah Tub Tim Rad Prik)

Then 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

Steamed Sea Bass with Chili, Lime, and Garlic

(Plah Kapong Neung Mana)

Steaming 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

Garlic Chives with Sliced Chicken

(Pad Dok Mai Gui Chai)

It 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

Shrimp in Coconut and Red Curry Sauce

(Choo Chee Goong)

In 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

Pork Belly and Egg Stew

(Moo Palo)

It'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

Red Curry with Bamboo Shoots and Coconut Milk

(Kaeng Nor Mai Ga Tee)

It 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

Southern Thai Stewed Pork Belly

(Moo Hong)

Known 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

Chicken with Lemongrass Sauce

(Pad Gai Da Krai)

Then 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

Garlic Prawns with Crispy Garlic Chips

(Goong Gratium)

Try 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

Sweet and Sour Pork

(Moo Tod Preow Waan)

Try 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

Clams in Roasted Chili Sauce

(Hoy Lai pad prik pao)

Try 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

Shrimp with Garlic and Sweet Peppers

(Pad Prik Yuak sai Goong)

Try 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

Massaman Curry with Beef

(Kaeng Matsaman Nuea)

Try 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

Sweet Green Curry with Chicken

(Kaeng Kiew Waan Gai)

Let 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

Panang Curry with Pork

(Panang Moo)

This 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

Yellow Curry with Chicken

(Kaeng Kari Gai)

Kaeng 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.

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