Thai easy Recipes

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These easy 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 lightly with Thai herbs

  • fried tofu with peanut dipping sauce

    Fried Tofu with Peanut Dipping Sauce

    Tou Hu Tod

    Fried tofu served with spicy cilantro and peanut sauce

  • 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

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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.

  • braised pork shank on rice

    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

  • chicken basil

    Chicken Basil

    Gai Pad Gaprow

    Ground chicken stir fried with holy basil

  • 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.

  • drunken noodles

    Drunken Noodles

    Sen Yai Pad Kee Mao

    Spicy hot rice noodles stir-fried with pork and holy basil

  • egg noodles with barbeque pork

    Egg Noodles with Barbeque Pork

    Ba Mee Moo Dang

    Chinese egg noodles with barbequed pork

  • giant noodle rolls

    Giant Noodle Rolls

    Goi Tiew Lohd

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

  • pad see ew

    Pad See Ew

    Stir fried rice noodles with Chinese broccoli and soy sauces.

  • pork basil

    Pork Basil

    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.

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  • boiled jackfruit seeds

    Boiled Jackfruit Seeds

    Med Kanoon Tom

    Creamy and nutty jackfruit seeds 

  • 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 chinese chive cakes

    Fried Chinese Chive Cakes

    Kanom Gui Chai Tod

    Pan fried Chinese chive cakes served with spicy soy sauce

  • 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.

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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.

  • 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.

  • som tum

    Som Tum

    Som Tum Thai Pboo

    Spicy green papaya salad with dried shimp and salted crab

  • 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 rinds

    Pork Rinds

    Cab Moo

    Crispy pork rinds, a great side dish to noodles, papaya salad and chili sauces

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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

  • pennywort juice

    Pennywort Juice

    Nam Bai Bua Bok

    Refreshing pennywort drink served cold with ice.

  • thai tea
    Vegetarian

    Thai Tea

    Cha

    The famous bright orange sweet tea with a distinct flavor

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  • 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.

  • pork soup

    Pork Soup

    Nam Guay Tiew

    Rich pork soup, easy to make, great for noodle soup

  • 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 sour curry paste

    Southern Sour Curry Paste

    Prig Gang Som Tai

    Fiery hot curry paste for southern sour curry.

  • vegetarian southern 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.

  • wonton wrappers

    Wonton Wrappers

    pbang giew

    Homemade wonton wrappers without eggs, preservatives and food coloring.