Thai

Rice

Thai Fried Rice with Chicken

This chicken fried rice recipe is great for a mid-week dinner, especially if you have leftover jasmine rice from a previous meal. Always packed with...(more)

Thai Fried Rice with Tofu

Enjoy this meatless version of a classic Thai fried rice, which features bite-sized tofu pieces fried to golden brown perfection. This recipe is packed with...(more)

Khao Chae: A Songkran Tradition

It's not surprising that water plays a major role in Songkran, the traditional Thai New Year festival celebrated during the height of the dry season...(more)

Salads

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)

Thai Flavors

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)

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