Clams with Roasted Chili Paste and Basil

This seafood dish is easy to make, and is loaded with delicious Thai flavor. Much of the flavor comes from the all-in-one Thai roasted chili...(more)

Thai Seafood Dipping Sauce: Nam Jim Seafood

Thailand has over 2000 miles of coastline and its southern regions boast an abundance of fresh seafood. Because of its inherent freshness, seafood in Thailand...(more)

Steamed Fish with Ginger and Soy Sauce

This healthy steamed fish with ginger and soy sauce is as easy to make as it is delicious. A fresh, whole white fish is seasoned...(more)

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Thai Cookbook Round Up

As Thai food has become more popular in the Western world, high quality Thai cookbooks are becoming easier to find. Here is an introduction to five of the most well-known Thai cookbooks written in English. These books have been written by experts in Thai cuisine, many of whom have lived in or traveled extensively through Thailand, and are wonderful sources for authentic Thai recipes....(more)

Ingredient Spotlight: Gapi

Fermented shrimp paste, known as gapi in Thai, is beloved by Thai people. This strongly flavored paste can be an acquired taste, even among adventurous eaters, but the importance of gapi in Thai cuisine cannot be disputed. It is an essential component of many curry pastes as well as a featured ingredient in several delicious Thai recipes....(more)

Five Surprising Facts About Thai Food

Thai food is incredibly popular, but you may only be familiar with a few famous dishes unless you are lucky enough to visit Thailand or have a Thai friend. Here are a few facts about Thai food that might be surprising, but will help you to dispel some myths as you learn to cook Thai. ...(more)


Omelet with Acacia Leaves: Kai Jeow Cha Om

If you are pressed for time, a Thai omelet served with rice makes a quick, delicious snack or dinner. Thai omelets are slightly different than their western counterparts, because the eggs are whipped into a light frothy mixture and seasoned with fish sauce, which contributes both salt and a deeper flavor to the dish. The eggs are pan fried in a generous amount of very hot oil so that the surface of the omelet becomes brown and crispy. This omelet features cha om, a Thai herb notorious for an overpowering odor that dissipates when it is cooked. The flavors of cha om and fish sauce blend in the background to make this fried omelet even more delicious and traditionally Thai....(more)

Spicy Thai Bamboo Shoot Stir Fry

This stir fry of bamboo shoots is so flavorful you might not realize you're eating vegetables. Bamboo shoots provide the foundation for this stir fry while the bold flavors are created by wonderfully fragrant kaffir lime leaves and a generous amount of Thai chilis. ...(more)

Stocking Your Thai Pantry: Stir Fry Sauces

Thai cooks use an array of sauces to create the distinctive flavors of their stir fries and other dishes. As you stock your Thai pantry, knowing the character of each of these sauces will help you to know which ones to use. Some sauces are extremely versatile and are good choices if you have limited pantry space. Other sauces may provide the characteristic flavor for that one dish you crave. Here are some of sauces which are commonly found in Thai kitchens:...(more)

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