Thai Recipes

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These Thai recipes are written for you to know how to cook the Thai food that Thais eat in Thailand every day. These recipes have successfully taught millions of westerners, expatriates and Thai students abroad how to cook Thai food so that it tastes like food from home.

While each of these Thai recipes originated from our families, the Bankgok restaurants or foodcarts we love and the Thai cooks we respect, we have put them through rigorous testing prior to publishing. Each recipe has been tested, not just by experienced Thai cooks, but by regular western people learning at home. Creating these recipes, we explored variations in preparation, cook's taste buds, food knowledge backgrounds, and western kitchens. Please let us know how they worked for you.

Enjoy great Thai food the way it's meant to be loved.

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  • fried chicken wings

    Fried Chicken Wings

    Peek Gai Tod Gluea

    Fried chicken wings with crispy skin, seasoned with lightly with Thai herbs

  • fried tofu with peanut dipping sauce
    Vegetarian

    Fried Tofu with Peanut Dipping Sauce

    Tou Hu Tod

    Fried tofu served with hot cilantro and peanut sauce

  • fried wontons

    Fried Wontons

    Geow Grob

    Spiced ground pork in crispy wonton wrap

  • grilled pork

    Grilled Pork

    Moo Ping

    Grilled pork on skewers

  • laab

    Laab

    Larb

    Spicy ground pork or chicken salad cooked in lime juice, chili pepper and fish sauce

  • satay - modern thai version

    Satay - Modern Thai Version

    Satay

    Marinaded and grilled pork served on skewers with peanut sauce

  • tod mun

    Tod Mun

    Fried fish cake, spiced with Thai curry and kaffir lime leaves.

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  • barbeque pork on rice

    Barbeque Pork on Rice

    Kow Moo Dang

    Five spiced barbeque pork on rice

  • beef stew

    Beef Stew

    Neur Toon

    A slow cooked dish with an extremely complex taste.

  • chicken basil

    Chicken Basil

    Gai Pad Gapow

    Ground chicken stir fried with holy basil

  • chicken on rice with hot yellow bean sauce

    Chicken on Rice with Hot Yellow Bean Sauce

    Kow Mun Gai

    Chicken on rice cooked in chicken broth served with spicy soy bean sauce

  • chinese olive fried rice

    Chinese Olive Fried Rice

    Kow Pad Nam Leab

    Exotic Chinese olive fried rice

  • crab fried rice

    Crab Fried Rice

    Kow Pud Pboo

    Crab fried rice served with a wedge of lime, sliced cucumber and chili fish sauce.

  • curried noodles

    Curried Noodles

    Goew Tiew Kak

    Rice noodles in beef curry sauce

  • egg noodles with barbeque pork

    Egg Noodles with Barbeque Pork

    Ba Mee Moo Dang

    Chinese egg noodles with barbequed pork

  • giant noodle rolls
    Vegetarian

    Giant Noodle Rolls

    Goi Tiew Lohd

    Tofu, bean sprouts and shrimp wrapped in fresh noodles and served with a spicy sauce

  • mussel pancakes

    Mussel Pancakes

    Hoy Tod

    Crispy mussel pancakes with bean sprouts

  • noodles in gravy

    Noodles in Gravy

    Rad Nah

    Soft rice noodles and Chinese broccoli with pork and gravy

  • noodles with fish curry sauce

    Noodles with Fish Curry Sauce

    Kanom Jeen Nam Ya

    Curry fish sauce over rice noodles with fresh and boiled vegetables

  • oxtail soup

    Oxtail Soup

    Soop Hang Woa

    Clear spicy and sour oxtail soup. 

  • pad see ew

    Pad See Ew

    Stir fried rice noodles with Chinese broccoli and soy sauces.

  • pad thai street food

    Pad Thai Street Food

    Pad Thai

    Pad Thai street food recipe

  • rad na

    Rad Na

    Rad Na Moo

    Soft thick rice noodles in a warm gravy with pork and Chinese Broccoli.

  • royal mee grob

    Royal Mee Grob

    Mee Grob Chow Wung

    Sweet and sour crispy fried rice vermicelli served with beansprouts and Chinese chives.

  • shrimp paste rice

    Shrimp Paste Rice

    Kow Klook Gapi

    Rice mixed with shrimp paste spiced with shreded green mango and shallots served with fried egg, sweetened pork.

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  • boiled jackfruit seeds

    Boiled Jackfruit Seeds

    Med Kanoon Tom

    Creamy and nutty jackfruit seeds 

  • chinese chive dumplings

    Chinese Chive Dumplings

    Gui Chai

    Chinese chive dumplings with hot chili soy sauce.

  • corn with shredded coconut

    Corn with Shredded Coconut

    Kow Poad klook

    Refreshing snack of boiled fresh corn with coconut

  • crispy roti

    Crispy Roti

    Roti

    Crunchy fried dough topped with sweetened condensed milk and sugar.

  • crunchy mung beans

    Crunchy Mung Beans

    Tua Seeg Tod

    Fried crunchy mung beans spiced with green onion and chili pepper.

  • fried tofu

    Fried Tofu

    Tau Hu Tod

    Fried tofu served with spicy peanut dipping sauce

  • roti

    Roti

    Fried thin dough with drizzled sweetened condensed milk and sprinkled sugar.

  • tapioca dumplings

    Tapioca Dumplings

    Saku Sai Moo

    Steamed dumplings with pork and peanut filling wrapped in tapioca pearls

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  • bamboo shoot yum

    Bamboo Shoot Yum

    Soop Naw Mai

    Shredded bamboo shoots boiled in wild Thai leaves with hot lime sauce.

  • crispy catfish green mango salad

    Crispy Catfish Green Mango Salad

    Yum Pla Dook Foo

    Sour unripe mango, biting lime, salty fish sauce and crisped catfish.

  • cucumber salad
    Vegetarian

    Cucumber Salad

    Yum Tang Gua

    Sliced cucumber, tomato, onion dressed in Thai sauce

  • green papaya salad

    Green Papaya Salad

    Som Tum

    Shreded green papaya, cherry tomatoes, green beans with lime dressing

  • nam tok

    Nam Tok

    Spicy grilled beef salad with toasted rice.

  • northern thai eggplant salad

    Northern Thai Eggplant Salad

    Yum Makua Praw

    Spicy northern Thai raw eggplant salad with minced pork.

  • som tum

    Som Tum

    Som Tum Thai Pboo

    Spicy green papaya salad with dried shimp and salted crab

  • tropical yum
    Vegetarian

    Tropical Yum

    Yum Tawai

    A variety of tropical vegetables with sesame curry sauce.

  • yum sausage

    Yum Sausage

    Yum Moo Yaw

    Pork sausage salad served hot or cold

  • yum woon sen

    Yum Woon Sen

    Spicy glass noodle salad with crunchy peanuts and dried shrimp.

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  • pork rice porridge

    Pork Rice Porridge

    Joke Moo Sub

    Rice porridge with ground pork balls, chopped cilantro, green onion and ginger.

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  • bael fruit tea
    Vegetarian

    Bael Fruit Tea

    Cha Matoom

    Hot, fragrant tea made from dried bael fruit

  • coconut juice
    Vegetarian

    Coconut Juice

    Nam Maprow On

    Cold coconut juice for hot days

  • thai tea
    Vegetarian

    Thai Tea

    Cha

    Bright orange sweet tea with a distinct flavor

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  • basic red curry paste

    Basic Red Curry Paste

    Prig Gang Kua

    Basic Red Curry Paste or Prig Gang Kua is the most basic curry paste.

  • chili paste

    Chili Paste

    Nam Prig Pud/Nam Prig Pow

    Thai chili paste made with Thai spices and stir fried. Dark thick body with red oil. Great with tom yum goong or vegetables and rice.

  • fresh egg noodles
    Vegetarian

    Fresh Egg Noodles

    Bamee

    Homemade small strand noodles made with wheat and egg.

  • green curry paste

    Green Curry Paste

    Prig Gang Kiew Wan

    Spicy green curry paste made with fresh Thai green chili peppers.

  • massaman curry paste

    Massaman Curry Paste

    Prig Gang Mussamun

    Homemade fragrant Massaman Curry Paste filled with roasted spices

  • namya curry paste

    Namya Curry Paste

    Prig Gang Namya

    Curry paste for fish curry, made with peppers, lemongrass, garlic, shallots, Chinese keys, salt and pickled fish

  • red curry paste

    Red Curry Paste

    Prig Gang Ped

    Aromatic curry paste made with Thai fresh and dry spices

  • roasted chili paste

    Roasted Chili Paste

    Nam Prig Pow/Nam Prig Dang

    Chili paste made with roasted Thai spices.

  • roti dough

    Roti Dough

    Pbang Roti

    Soft, sticky dough for making roti

  • sour curry paste

    Sour Curry Paste

    Prig Gang Som

    Sour curry paste, the base of all Thai curry pastes

  • southern red curry paste

    Southern Red Curry Paste

    Prig Gang KuaTai

    Bright red and very spicy hot curry paste from southern Thailand.

  • southern sour curry paste

    Southern Sour Curry Paste

    Prig Gang Som Tai

    Fiery hot curry paste for southern sour curry.

  • vegetarian red curry paste

    Vegetarian Red Curry Paste

    Prig Gang Mungsavirat

    Vegetarian red curry paste