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The Best in Thai! - Highly-Rated Thai Recipes

Most Popular Thai Recipes


These Thai recipes have been highly-rated by users like you. All have received 4 or 5 star ratings with reviews that contain lots of cooking tips and suggestions. Includes all types of recipes, from soup to sald to curry and dessert, plus vegetarian and vegan options. Enjoy a wonderful home-cooked Thai dish tonight!

1. Thai Noodle Soup with Lemongrass (Vegan/gluten-free)

Thai tofu noodle soup
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This simple recipe offers restaurant-quality Thai noodle soup in just a few steps. It's a great natural remedy if you're fighting a cold or flu bug, and will boost your mood too. It's the lemongrass that does it - this added to a variety of healthy greens and a mound of thin rice noodles (or the noodles of your choice). Combined with vegetable broth and coconut milk, this delicious soup is a complete meal in itself and a bowl of warm comfort on a chilly day. ENJOY!

2. Tom Yum Soup - World-Famous Thai Soup

Tom Yum Soup

Tom Yum Kung is a classic spicy Thai soup that can be eaten as a complete meal, or as an appetizer. It's a great cold and flu remedy, due to its immune-boosting ingredients. Make this famous Thai dish and find out why it's one of the world's favorite soups!

3. Pad Thai Noodles with Chicken


Try Thailand's most famous noodle dish with this new and improved step-by step recipe for Pad Thai. It's easy, full of flavor, and healthy too!

4. Thai Spring Rolls (with Shrimp or Vegetarian)

Thai Spring Rolls
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This spring roll recipe can be made vegetarian with tofu, or with baby shrimp if you prefer. Brimming with vegetables and lots of flavor, these spring rolls make a great appetizer or party food. And they're surprisingly easy to make. Get some help from your children or guests with the rolling, and you'll be crunching on these delicious spring rolls in no time.

5. Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

Mini Shrimp Lettuce Wraps
Copyright Darlene A. Schmidt, 12/03/09

If you're looking for a deliciously different appetizer, try making up a platter of these Thai Shrimp Mini Lettuce Wraps! These bite-size wraps are just perfect for a party finger food (great with beer, as well as wine and cocktails). Each mini wrap provides a burst of Thai flavors that are meant to hit different parts of the palate all at once. Based on the traditional Thai appetizer 'Miang Kum' (see link below), this fresh Thai appetizer is sure to be a hit with Thai food fans!

6. Heavenly Pineapple Fried Rice (Vegetarian)

Pineapple Fried Rice

Thai pineapple fried rice is heavenly and also healthy. This recipe is easy and can be made either vegetarian or non. Serve it as it is, or in a pineapple "boat" as the Thais do (you'll find a link to carving instructions). Just follow the steps! (For a vegetarian version, see Vegetarian Thai Food link below.)

7. Classic Thai Green Mango Salad


This salad will blow you away with its tastebud-awakening flavors and mix of textures. In fact, this recipe is so delicious, you'll want to make it for your next party, cookout, or family get-together. And as a bonus, it's low in calories and fat. Make it as a side dish, or enjoy as a complete meal by adding cooked shrimp, chicken, or deep-fried tofu if you are vegetarian. Any way you make it, this healthy dish will be sure to win rave reviews from all your culinary fans!

8. Best Thai Chicken Satay (with Peanut Sauce)

Thai Chicken Satay on the grill
Copyright Darlene A. Schmidt

This satay is the best I've ever tried. It comes from my husband's side of the family (from Thailand), passed down for many generations, so it is authentic and simply wonderful. Perfect for a summer cookout/BBQ (or make it in the oven - see instructions).

9. Thai Green Curry

Thai Green Curry

This Thai Green Curry Chicken recipe features chunks of tender chicken simmered in a homemade green curry sauce along with healthy vegetables (zucchini and red bell pepper). The result is a gourmet-style Thai green curry that is very aromatic and beautiful to serve (great for entertaining!).

10. Thai Yellow Curry Chicken

This curry chicken recipe is my family's favorite. It's a classic yellow curry made with chunks of chicken and potatoes, and tastes like one of those wonderful curry dishes you can find in the marketplaces and streets of Bangkok. The use of curry powder helps the dish come together quickly and easily. A simple, classic curry that will please the whole family.
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