Our List of Thai One Dish Meals

Our List of Thai One Dish Meals

Pad Thai

(Pat Thai)

Pad 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

(Pad Kraprow Ma Ma Goong)

Pad 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

(Khao Pad Goong)

Use 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

(Pad Prik Pao Ma Ku)

Stir-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

(Moo Kratiem)

This 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

(Pad Ped Moo Sai Naw Mai)

Try 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

(Pad Kana Moo Krob)

Try 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

(Moo Grob Pad Prik Yuak)

Try 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

(Khao Kha Moo)

It'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

(Kai Dow)

Because 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

(Kai Jeow Moo Sap)

Worawut 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 Leaves with Pork

(Pad Kana Moo)

Worawut'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 & Chili

(Pad Kaprao Moo Kai Dow)

Pad 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

(Khao Pad Kaphrao Moo)

Even 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

(Khao Man Gai)

Watch 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

(Pad Kaprow Gai)

Pad 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

(Pad Prik Kaeng Moo Grob)

Try 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

(Pad Kee Mao Sen Yai)

If 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

(Pad Prik Pao Moo Grob)

Moo 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

(Pad Kee Mao MaMa)

This 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

(Pad See Ew)

If 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.

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