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.
- Appetizer (8)
- Condiment (10)
- Sauce (13)
- One Dish Deal or Lunch (24)
- Snack (9)
- Salad (11)
- Side Dish (1)
- Soup (13)
- Main Course (61)
- Rice Soup and Porridge (1)
- Dessert (16)
- Drink (4)
- Recipe Component (16)
Fried Chicken Wings
Peek Gai Tod Gluea
Fried chicken wings with crispy skin, seasoned lightly with Thai herbs
Fried Tofu with Peanut Dipping Sauce
Tou Hu Tod
Fried tofu served with spicy cilantro and peanut sauce
Spiced ground pork in crispy wonton wrap, served with sweet and sour sauce.
Grilled pork on skewers
Spicy ground pork or chicken salad cooked in lime juice, chili pepper and fish sauce
Marinated and grilled pork served on skewers with peanut sauce. A simpler recipe.
Satay - Modern Thai Version
Marinaded and grilled pork served on skewers with peanut sauce
Fried fish cake, spiced with Thai curry and kaffir lime leaves.
Chili Garlic Sauce
Prig Nam Som
Hot, sour red chili sauce.
Cucumber in Vinegar
Sliced cucumber in vinegar
Golden brown garlic in oil.
Crunchy, golden brown fried shallots.
Ground Dried Chili Pepper
Hot, spicy powdered chili peppers.
Pak Gard Dong
Mustard greens pickled sour.
Prig Dong Nam Som
The classic Thai condiment of hot peppers pickled on vinegar.
Pickled Red Scallions
Sour pickled red scallions with crunchy bulbs.
Pickled Young Ginger
Thinly sliced baby ginger, pickled in vinegar.
Vegetarian Chili Paste
Nam Prig Pud Mungsa Virat
A well-balanced, slightly hot paste for the table that spices many dishes well.
Chili Fish Sauce
Nam Pla Prig
Chili fish sauce is one of the most popular sauce that you will be served with in Thailand.
Chili Garlic Fish Sauce
Easy versatile condiment for most dishes.
Chinese Chive Dumpling Sauce
Nam Jim Gui Chai
A little sweet, a little sour soy sauce base with a hint of heat.
Giant Noodle Roll Sauce
Nam Jim Goi Tiew Lohd
Sweet and sour sauce for steamed giant noodle rolls.
Green Mango Chili Fish Sauce
Nam Pla Prig Mamuang
Fish sauce with shredded green mango, spiced with Thai chilis, lime juice and shallots
Hot Shallot Sauce with Toasted Rice
Prig Nam Jim
A simple sauce that with wonderful toasted rice aroma.
Hot Yellow Bean Sauce
Nam Jim Kow Mun Gai
It's this spicy sauce that makes the dish!
Peanut Dipping Sauce for Fried Tofu
Nam Jim Tou Hu Tod
This peanut sauce truely dresses bland tofu up for the party.
Peanut Sauce for Satay
Nam Jim Satay
Thick curried peanut sauce for dipping satay in.
Sauce for Grilled Pork
Nam Jim Moo Ping
Sweet and sour (by tamrind) hot sauce with chopped cilantro.
Sweet and Sour Sauce
Sweet, sour and hot sauce versatile to fried food.
Sweet and Sour Tamarind Sauce
Nam Pla Waan
Sweet and sour sauce, made from palm sugar and tamarind.
Tod Mun Sauce
Nam Jim Tod Mun
The cucumber is pickled in sweet sour hot sauce topped with crushed peanuts.
One Dish Deal or Lunch
Barbeque Pork on Rice
Kow Moo Dang
Five spiced barbeque pork on rice
A slow cooked dish with an extremely complex taste.
Braised Pork Shank on Rice
Kow Kha Moo
Braised pork shank with gummy and soft rind, served with blanched Chinese broccoli, pickled mustard and chili garlic sauce
Gai Pad Gaprow
Ground chicken stir fried with holy basil
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
Kow Pad Nam Leab
Exotic Chinese olive fried rice
Crab Fried Rice
Kow Pud Pboo
Crab fried rice served with a wedge of lime, sliced cucumber and chili fish sauce.
Goew Tiew Gang
Rice noodles in beef curry sauce
Sen Yai Pad Kee Mao
Spicy hot rice noodles stir-fried with pork and holy basil
Egg Noodles with Barbeque Pork
Ba Mee Moo Dang
Chinese egg noodles with barbequed pork
Thai style fried rice
Giant Noodle Rolls
Goi Tiew Lohd
Tofu, bean sprouts and shrimp wrapped in fresh noodles and served with a spicy sauce
Crispy mussel pancakes with bean sprouts
Noodles in Gravy
Soft rice noodles and Chinese broccoli with pork and gravy
Noodles with Fish Curry Sauce
Kanom Jeen Nam Ya
Curry fish sauce over rice noodles with fresh and boiled vegetables
Soop Hang Woa
Clear spicy and sour oxtail soup.
Pad See Ew
Stir fried rice noodles with Chinese broccoli and soy sauces.
Stir fried rice noodles with chives, bean sprouts and shrimp.
Pad Thai Street Food
Pad Thai street food recipe
Pad Gaproa Moosub Kaidow
Spicy ground pork stir-fried with fragrant holy basil. Served over jasmine rice, a fried egg and garlic chili fish sauce.
Rad Na Moo
Soft thick rice noodles in a warm gravy with pork and Chinese Broccoli.
Royal Mee Grob
Mee Grob Chow Wung
Sweet and sour crispy fried rice vermicelli served with beansprouts and Chinese chives.
Shrimp Paste Rice
Kow Klook Gapi
Rice mixed with shrimp paste spiced with shreded green mango and shallots served with fried egg, sweetened pork.
Tom Yum Noodles
Guay Tiew Moo Tom Yum
Spicy and sour noodle soup served with crushed peanuts, powdered chili and lime juice
Boiled Jackfruit Seeds
Med Kanoon Tom
Creamy and nutty jackfruit seeds
Chinese Chive Dumplings
Chinese chive dumplings with hot chili soy sauce.
Corn with Shredded Coconut
Kow Poad klook
Refreshing snack of boiled fresh corn with coconut
Crunchy fried dough topped with sweetened condensed milk and sugar.
Crunchy Mung Beans
Tua Seeg Tod
Fried crunchy mung beans spiced with green onion and chili pepper.
Fried Chinese Chive Cakes
Kanom Gui Chai Tod
Pan fried Chinese chive cakes served with spicy soy sauce
Tau Hu Tod
Fried tofu served with spicy peanut dipping sauce
Fried thin dough with drizzled sweetened condensed milk and sprinkled sugar.
Saku Sai Moo
Steamed dumplings with pork and peanut filling wrapped in tapioca pearls
Bamboo Shoot Yum
Soop Naw Mai
Shredded bamboo shoots boiled in wild Thai leaves with hot lime sauce.
Crispy Catfish Green Mango Salad
Yum Pla Dook Foo
Sour unripe mango, biting lime, salty fish sauce and crisped catfish.
Yum Tang Gua
Sliced cucumber, tomato, onion dressed in Thai sauce
Green Papaya Salad
Shreded green papaya, cherry tomatoes, green beans with lime dressing
Spicy grilled beef salad with toasted rice.
Northern Thai Eggplant Salad
Yum Makua Praw
Spicy northern Thai raw eggplant salad with minced pork.
Som Tum Thai Pboo
Spicy green papaya salad with dried shimp and salted crab
A variety of tropical vegetables with sesame curry sauce.
Vegan Mango Salad
Yum Mamuang Mungsavirat
Spicy refreshing green mango salad with toasted peanuts
Yum Moo Yaw
Pork sausage salad served hot or cold
Yum Woon Sen
Spicy glass noodle salad with crunchy peanuts and dried shrimp.
Crispy pork rinds, a great side dish to noodles, papaya salad and chili sauces
Bitter Melon Pickled Mustard Soup
Gang Jued Mara Pak Gahd Dong
A clear broth soup with a well blended bitter, sour and salty flavors.
Bitter Melon Soup in Spare Rib Broth
Gang Jued Mara
Clear bitter melon soup slow cooked in sparerib broth.
Simple home made chicken broth
Fresh Bamboo Shoot Soup
Gang Jued Naw Mai Sod Gub Gai
Clear broth soup flavored with fresh bamboo shoot.
Mushroom Tom Yum
Tom Yum Hed
Spicy and sour oyster mushroom soup with lemon grass broth
Spicy Vegetable Soup
Clear, spicy vegetable soup
Stuffed Bitter Melon Soup
Gang Jeud Mara Sai Moo
Bitter melon in clear broth
Tom Kha Gai
Gai Tom Kha
Chicken in galangal flavored coconut broth. Sour and hot.
Tom Sab Leng
Fallen off the bone pork backbones in super spicy and sour broth
Tom Yum Gai
Hot and sour, lean chicken soup with lemongrass and galangal.
Tom Yum Goong
Shrimp in clear spicy soup made from lemon grass, kaffir lime, hot pepper, lime juice and fish sauce
Tom Yum Pork Ribs
Tom Yum Gradoog Moo
Sour and spicy pork rib soup loaded with lemongrass, galangal, shallots and kaffir lime leaves
Vegetarian Tom Yum Hed
Tom Yum Hed
Spicy and sour vegetarian mushroom soup cooked with Thai herbs
Baked Shrimp in Clear Noodles
Goong Ob Woonsen
Shrimp baked in garlic, pepper, cilantro and clear noodles
Pork barbecued with five spice marinade.
Pud Makua Yow
Stir fried eggplant with basil and chili pepper.
Beef and Bamboo Shoot Curry
Gang Naw Mai Neuw Sub
Ground beef and bamboo shoot red curry.
Pan fried beef jerky.
Beef Massaman Curry
Gang Masamun Nuea
Rich and well seasoned beef curry with potatoes and onions
A dry beef curry, sprinkled with kaffir lime leaves
Blanched Neem with Grilled Shrimp
Goong Pow Sadow Lou-ug
Hyper-bitter neem leaves and blossoms and hot sweet tamarind sauce on grilled shrimp .
Chicken and Thai eggplant in red curry
Chinese Chive Flowers with Shrimp
Pud Dok Gui Chai
Stir fried Chinese chive flowers with shrimp
Chinese Water Spinach Curry
Gang Tay Po
Chinese water spinach stewed in curry sauce with pork
Crab Curry with Tindora
Gang Kua Pboo Loog Tum Lueng
Southern red curry with tindora or ivy gourds spiced with fresh turmeric
Crispy Fried Okra
Okra crispy fried in a light batter served with chili fish sauce.
Pla Jalamed Tod
Crispy fried whole fish. Served with shallot, pepper, fish sauce
Crunchy Squash Blossoms
Dok Fugtong Tod
Squash blossoms, lightly dusted in flour and pan fried.
Fried Fish with Tamarind Sauce
Pla Rad Prig
Whole fish pan fried and served with spicy tamarind sauce
Fried King Mackerel
Pla Insee Tod
Pan fried king mackerel steak
Gai Kua Kem
Crunchy, salty chicken or turkey
Garlic Pepper Ribs
Gradoog Moo Tod Gratiem Prigtai
Ribs or spareribs quickly marinated in garlic pepper and salt then pan fried.
Shrimp sauteed with garlic and peppers.
Ginger and Chicken Stir Fry
Stir fried chicken with julienned ginger and wood ear mushrooms.
Green Beans and Shrimp
Pad Prig King
Dried curry green beans with shrimp
Green Curry with Chicken
Gang Kiew Wan Gai
Green curry made with chicken and pea eggplant.
Thai grilled chicken, marinated in lemongrass, garlic, salt and pepper.
Grilled Chicken with Turmeric
Gai Yang Kamin
Turmeric and lemongrass marinated grilled chicken.
Pla Sardeen Yang
Grill fresh sardines, served with hot chili fish sauce.
Grilled Steak with Spicy Shallot Sauce
Medium rare grilled steak, served with spicy shallot and lime sauce.
Beef jerky spiced with peppercorns, cumin and coriander.
Kua Gling Moo
Fiery hot dry pork curry spiced with southern flavors
Mackerel with Chili Sauce
Nam Prig Pla Tuu
Mackerel and fresh vegetables with a shrimp paste sauce.
Stewed beef and potato in spicy curry.
Crunchy sweet and sour rice noodles.
Nam Prig Noom
์์์Nam Prig Noom
Popular northern meal; green chili sauce, pork rinds and sticky rice
Pad Kee Mao
Pork stir-fried with spicy sauce, also known as drunken pork
Pan Fried Mackerel
Pla Too Tod
Pan fried small Thai mackerel
Pickled Fish Chili Sauce
Pla Rah Lohn
Pickled fish cooked in coconut milk, spiced with shallot and chili peppers.
Pineapple Mussel Curry
Gang Kua Subparod
Sweet and sour mild curry with pineapple and mussels
Gang Ped Fug Tong
Creamy and mild pumpkin curry.
Kow Mun Pboo
Mixture of red rice and Jasmine rice cooked until tender
Simple rice, cooked in water. Successfully!
Roast Duck Curry
Gang Ped Pbed Yaang
Roast duck curry in red curry sauce with cherry tomatoes.
Salted Crab Sauce
Lohn Pboo Kem
Creamy coconut sauce with salted crabs served with fresh vegetables.
Sausage and Sriracha
Moo Yaw Tod
White pork sausage with mild-hot sauce
Kai Loog Keuy
Fried boiled eggs served with sweet and sour tamarind sauce
Sour Bamboo Curry
Gang Gai Naw Mai Dong
Sour pickled bamboo shoot cooked in red curry paste and coconut milk
Southern Sour Curry with Koon
Gang Som Au Dib
Thin, sour, fiery hot curry from Southern Thailand.
Nam Budoo Song Kreung
Traditional southern Thai sauce served with rice and many veggies.
Spicy Clams with Basil
Hoy Pad Prig
Manila clams in spicy basil sauce.
Spicy beef salad in lime juice, hot pepper and fish sauce
Steamed Curried Fish
Steamed, marinated fish in curry paste and coconut milk on vegetables.
Steamed sticky rice -- an essential part of regional Thai cuisine
Stinky Beans and Shrimp
Pud Ped Sataw
Stinky beans stir fried in red curry paste with shrimp
Stir Fried Bitter Melon
Easy stir fry bitter melon.
Stir Fried Loofah
Buab Pud Kai
Loofah stir fried with egg, a meaty vegetarian dish.
Stir Fried Pumpkin
Pud Fug Tong
Squash stir fried with garlic and pepper.
Thin Rice Noodles
The rice noodles can be stir fried, eaten with papaya salad or fish or chicken curries.
Turmeric Fried Fish
Pla Tod Kamin
Spicy but not hot fried fish with crispy seasoning
Vegetarian Pumpkin Curry
Gang Ped Fug Tong Mungsavirat
Vegetarian creamy, mild pumpkin curry
Vegetarian Stir Fried Pumpkin Shoots
Pud Yod Fug Tong
Crunchy pumpkin shoots stir fried with garlic and salt.
Vegetarian Stir Fried Squash Blossoms
Pad Dok Fug Tong
Easy stir fried squash blossoms with garlic.
Watermelon Rind Sour Curry
Gang Som Pleug Tang Mo
Watermelon rind cooked in sour and spicy non-coconut curry
Rice Soup and Porridge
Pork Rice Porridge
Joke Moo Sub
Rice porridge with ground pork balls, chopped cilantro, green onion and ginger.
Bananas in Syrup
Gluay Nam Wah in sweet syrup.
Black Beans in Coconut Milk
Tua Dum Gang Buawd
Sweet black beans in sweetened coconut milk
Coconut Milk Sticky Rice
Kow Neuw Moon
Sticky rice cooked in sweetened conut milk.
Tropical fruits you may not have heard of, cut into bite size pieces.
Iced Triangles in Syrup
Chewy sticky rice dumplings served in ice and fragrant syrup
Kanom Sai Sai
Kanom Sai Sai
Sweet and chewy coconut ball in a slightly salty and creamy coconut milk sauce
Mango on Sticky Rice
Kow Neuw Mamuang
Ripe mango served on a bed of coconut milk soaked sticky rice.
Miniature fruits made from mung bean paste cooked in coconut milk.
Mung Bean Pudding
Sweet mung bean pudding topped with coconut milk
A large citrus, similar to grapefruit in taste but sweeter
Pumpkin in Coconut Milk
Fug Tong Gang Buad
Pumpkin cooked in sweet coconut milk
Pumpkin Sticky Rice Balls in Coconut Milk
Bua Loy Fug Tong
Fresh pumpkin sticky rice balls in sweet coconut milk sauce.
Rubies in Coconut Milk
Crunchy water chestnut coated with tapioca flour in coconut milk served with ice
Steamed Pumpkin with Shredded Coconut
Fug Tong Neung
Steamed wedge of pumpkin served with shredded coconut
Sticky Rice Balls in Coconut Milk
Sticky rice flour pearls in sweet coconut milk.
Tapioca Pudding with Young Coconut
Saku Peiak Maprow On
Tapioca pudding in warm coconut milk
Bael Fruit Tea
Hot, fragrant tea made from dried bael fruit
Nam Maprow On
Cold coconut juice for hot days
Nam Bai Bua Bok
Refreshing pennywort drink served cold with ice.
The famous bright orange sweet tea with a distinct flavor
Basic Red Curry Paste
Prig Gang Kua
Basic Red Curry Paste or Prig Gang Kua is the most basic curry 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
Homemade small strand noodles made with wheat and egg.
Green Curry Paste
Prig Gang Kiew Wan
Spicy green curry paste made with fresh Thai green chili peppers.
Massaman Curry Paste
Prig Gang Mussamun
Homemade fragrant Massaman Curry Paste filled with roasted spices
Namya Curry Paste
Prig Gang Namya
Curry paste for fish curry, made with peppers, lemongrass, garlic, shallots, Chinese keys, salt and pickled fish
Nam Guay Tiew
Rich pork soup, easy to make, great for noodle soup
Red Curry Paste
Prig Gang Ped
Aromatic curry paste made with Thai fresh and dry spices
Roasted Chili Paste
Nam Prig Pow/Nam Prig Dang
Chili paste made with roasted Thai spices.
Soft, sticky dough for making roti
Sour Curry Paste
Prig Gang Som
Sour curry paste, the base of all Thai curry pastes
Southern Red Curry Paste
Prig Gang KuaTai
Bright red and very spicy hot curry paste from southern Thailand.
Southern Sour Curry Paste
Prig Gang Som Tai
Fiery hot curry paste for southern sour curry.
Vegetarian Red Curry Paste
Prig Gang Mungsavirat
Vegetarian red curry paste
Vegetarian Southern Red Curry Paste
Prig Gang Tai Mung Sawirat
Southern red curry paste made vegetarian. A base for many other southern dishes.
Homemade wonton wrappers without eggs, preservatives and food coloring.