Our List of Thai Side Dishes

Our List of Thai Side Dishes

Vegetarian Stir-fried Eggplant with Sweet Basil

(Pad Makua Yao)

Try 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

(Kai Look Kuey)

Try 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

(Khao Pad Kaeng Kiew Waan)

Then 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

(Kaeng Kari Fak Tong)

This 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

(Pad Pak Boong Fai Daeng)

This 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

(Pad Pak Preow Wan)

If 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.

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