Green Curry with Pork, Thai Eggplant, and Green Beans

This Thai green curry with pork, eggplant, and green beans is a perfect example of all that Thai curries have to offer. If you love...(more)

Thai Yellow Curry: Mild yet Flavorful

If you're new to Thai curries, yellow curry is a great place to start. One of the most accessible Thai curries to the western palate,...(more)

Mastering Thai Curries: The Technique

Thai curries may seem to have an infinite variety of flavors, but making a great Thai curry is easier than you might think. With the...(more)


Thai Salads: Five Variations on a Common Theme

When it comes to Thai salads, there is an amazing variety of choice. From the famous shredded green papaya salad to lesser-known selections such as this pomelo and shrimp salad, you can easily find the perfect choice to fit your mood. Thai salads are all variations on a common theme of a bold dressing with spicy and sour flavors and fresh Thai herbs. From this common starting point the possibilities are endless, demonstrated by the fact that five main categories of Thai salads have emerged based on various combinations. This article describes the different types of Thai salads and discusses their commonalities and differences, with links to common examples from each category so that you can try them yourself....(more)

Thai Beef Waterfall Salad: Neua Nam Tok

Featuring thinly sliced char-grilled steak, fresh herbs, and an assertive spicy and sour dressing, the Thai salad known as beef waterfall is unlike any western-style salad. It has a wonderful smoky flavor, which comes partly from the grilled beef, but that is enhanced by the use of dried chili flakes and toasted rice powder. Sprigs of mint and cilantro provide a bright, fresh note while the lime juice and fish sauce based dressing make the flavors of this salad even more bold and exciting....(more)

Thai Herbal Grilled Shrimp Salad: Plah Goong

The allure of this Thai salad comes from the combination of warm grilled shrimp tossed with finely sliced herbs and a powerful spicy and sour dressing. Known as "plah goong" in Thai, this salad features mint, lemongrass, and kaffir lime leaves, along with tons of chilis and lime juice. If you are craving a powerful burst of fresh Thai flavors, give this salad a try....(more)


A Quick and Dirty Guide to Thai Table Manners

When it comes to Thai table manners, following your common sense goes a long way towards making a good impression. However, some manners stem from the way in which Thai dinners are typically served and may not be so intuitive for non-Thais. Here is a quick and dirty guide to some key table manners for your next Thai meal....(more)

The Dos and Don'ts of Setting a Thai Table

If you've gone to the effort of cooking a delicious Thai meal, you'll want to present it in style. The types of utensils and dishes used to set a Thai table are influenced by the way Thai people typically eat. Here are some tips on setting your table, whether you want to make a Thai guest feel more comfortable or simply want to enjoy your meal the way they do in Thailand....(more)

Clay Pot Cooking 101

Using a clay pot is a popular cooking technique because of the delicious flavors it imparts. Covered earthenware vessels that seal in moisture and retain heat, clay pots are the ultimate in healthy, delicious one-pot cooking....(more)

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