central Thai Recipes
These Central Thai recipes are written for you to know how to cook the Thai food that Thais in the central Thailand eat every day. These recipes have successfully taught millions of westerners, expatriates and Thai students abroad how to cook Central 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 Central Thai food the way it's meant to be loved.
Sliced cucumber in vinegar
One Dish Deal or Lunch
Thai style fried rice
Tom Yum Hed
Spicy and sour vegetarian mushroom soup cooked with Thai herbs
Goong Ob Woonsen
Shrimp baked in garlic, pepper, cilantro and clear noodles
Pork barbecued with five spice marinade.
A dry beef curry, sprinkled with kaffir lime leaves
Pud Dok Gui Chai
Stir fried Chinese chive flowers with shrimp
Okra crispy fried in a light batter served with chili fish sauce.
Pla Rad Prig
Whole fish pan fried and served with spicy tamarind sauce
Pla Insee Tod
Pan fried king mackerel steak
Shrimp sauteed with garlic and peppers.
Stir fried chicken with julienned ginger and wood ear mushrooms.
Pad Prig King
Dried curry green beans with shrimp
Nam Prig Pla Tuu
Mackerel and fresh vegetables with a shrimp paste sauce.
Pla Too Tod
Pan fried small Thai mackerel
Pla Rah Lohn
Pickled fish cooked in coconut milk, spiced with shallot and chili peppers.
Pud Fug Tong
Squash stir fried with garlic and pepper.
Gang Som Pleug Tang Mo
Watermelon rind cooked in sour and spicy non-coconut curry
Nam Maprow On
Cold coconut juice for hot days