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Thai Food: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
How to Eat Dragon Fruit!
If you've ever wondered how to eat dragon fruit, this article is for you. Dragon Fruit is very delicious and nutritious, plus it's high in fiber and low in calories. It is widely available in Canada and the US - in Canada, dragon fruit is now being sold within most regular grocery store chains. If you live in the US, look for it at your local China town or Asian food or fruit market. Dragon fruit is easy to prepare and fun to eat, and the fruit makes superb juice and cold drinks. Enjoy!
Starfruit: How to Prepare this Pretty Fruit
If you've ever been curious about star fruit, this article is for you. Find out how to cut and eat a star fruit with my step-by-step pictures and instructions. Also learn basic facts about star fruit, including the health benefits of eating or juicing star fruit. Included are shopping tips for choosing a ripe star fruit, plus star fruit recipe links... basically everything you wanted to know about star fruit in one place!
World's Best Pad Thai!
You asked for an easy Chicken Pad Thai Recipe, so here it is! A faster, simpler version of pad thai, this yummy recipe will leave you craving more. The key to perfect pad thai is in the cooking (or
Easy Coconut Rice
Coconut rice makes a terrific accompaniment to many Thai entrees, as well as other world cuisine fare. Although you can make coconut rice in a rice cooker, this recipe teaches you how to make it the old fashioned way: in a pot on the stove. Quick & easy to make, this coconut rice recipe is perfect for those times when you want to make dinner extra special without going to a lot of work. Coconut rice also makes a popular side dish to take to a potluck or Asian-themed dinner party. Enjoy!
Homemade Thai Red Curry Paste
This Thai red curry paste recipe is EASY to make from scratch. You'll never buy packaged curry pastes again once you try this recipe. Homemade curry paste makes for tastier curries, and they're much healthier too! Red curry paste makes for excellent Thai curry, including curry chicken and seafood curries, beef curry, vegetarian curries, and fish curry. Or add a dollop of this paste to flavor Thai soups, noodles, or other dishes. ENJOY!
How to Eat a Mango!
Find out more about mango fruit! How do you choose a mango, and how do you know if it's ripe? How do you go about cutting a mango? And how do you eat it? If you've ever asked yourself any of these questions about mangos, you can easily find the answers by checking out this All About Mangos: How to Cut a Mango guide (with pictures). Mango makes a wonderful snack and also a great addition to fruit salads - juicy, tropical tasting, and nutritious.
The Best Pad Thai Sauce in 10 Minutes
Pad Thai sauce is very easy to make, and this pad thai sauce recipe will tell you how to do it. Pad Thai noodles are becoming very popular around the world, and can easily be made at home if you have the right ingredients. The key to good pad thai sauce is tamarind. Tamarind is a kind of tropical fruit that comes in pods. For pad thai sauce, the best way to buy tamarind is in a jar as a paste (available at Asian or Indian food stores).
Top 31 Thai Finger and Party Foods to Impress...
For a refreshing change of pace, why not create some Thai finger foods for your next party or family gathering? Thai is now the most popular of all world cuisines, and for good reason. Your guests will be impressed by the fragrance, flavors, and variety of textures that combine to create a taste explosion with every biteful of these Thai party food recipes.
My Mother-in-Law's Secret Recipe!
There's satay, and then there's my mother-in-law's traditional Thai chicken satay! If you've never had the real stuff, then you're going to be blown away by the succulent taste of this recipe. Strips of chicken (or beef) are marinated in a special Thai paste, then skewered and grilled on the BBQ or broiled in the oven. It is then served with homemade peanut sauce for the ultimate taste sensation. Even your kids will love it. Chicken Satay also makes a great party food!
A Complete User Guide to Tamarind Selection and...
Learn more about tamarind paste - what it is, where to buy it, how to cook with it, even how to make it yourself, plus substitutions for tamarind if you can't find it where you live. Tamarind is an exotic fruit that grows all over Asia. Thai and many other Southeast-Asian cuisines use it, as well as Indian cuisine. You can make tamarind paste yourself (see below how to do it), but it's easier to buy the ready-made paste. It keeps well in the refrigerator, and lasts forever. I hope this article answers all your questions about tamarind paste. Enjoy!
Pad Thai to Love
Try these best-of-the-best noodle recipes! Thai noodles are some of the most popular in the world, and when you taste them, you'll know why. Find classic Pad Thai recipes, quick & easy noodle dishes, as well as numerous recipes for delicious rice noodles (gluten-free). And if you're vegetarian, you'll also find vegetarian noodle recipes - it's all here, and it's all noodle delicious!
How to Cut & Eat Papaya
Papayas come in various shapes and sizes. Here are some tips on selecting papayas, as well as nutritional information for this fruit.
Here's the Best Way to Prepare Lemongrass to...
Lemongrass is a wonderful herb used for all kinds of Thai recipes and in Southeast-Asian cooking in general. Find out how to buy and cook with lemongrass with simple step-by-step guide to cooking with lemongrass. It will teach you how to choose, prepare, and process lemongrass - all you need to do then is add it to your recipe. Thai lemon grass is easy to use once you know how, so check out this step-by-step lemon grass guide!
Better-Than-Takeout Thai Green Curry Chicken
Green Curry is the most popular of all Thai dishes, and this Thai Green Curry Chicken recipe is simple to make, yet tastes like it came from your favorite Thai restaurant. Unlike most green curry recipes, this one doesn't call for packaged curry paste - instead, everything is made fresh, resulting in the best possible taste and greatest health benefits. Just follow these easy directions to a great Thai green curry you'll want to make again and again!
Understanding a Thai Staple - 'Golden Mountain...
Golden Mountain Sauce is often thought to be a secret Thai ingredient, at least here in North America (in Thailand, it is used too frequently to be a secret). One of the good things about this sauce is that it is fine for vegetarians (it even contains healthy plant protein!). Find out more about the ingredients of this mysterious Thai sauce, and learn how to use it to create Thai dishes that taste like they came from your favorite Thai restuarant.
A Step By Step Guide to Virtually Flawless Thai...
If you like fried rice, but have been disappointed with homemade fried rice recipes, try this recipe! Pineapple Fried Rice is the signature dish of Thailand, normally served in a carved-out pineapple. The next time you host a party, impress your guests to no end by serving this tropical-looking (and tasting) fried rice. It isn't difficult to make - in fact, this easy Thai recipe will have you cooking and enjoying this pineapple fried rice in no time!
Summer Pad Thai!
This recipe for Pad Thai Noodles with Shrimp is authentic, easy, and so very delicious. Aside from getting the sauce right, the secret to great pad thai is all in the noodles and how you cook them. But not to worry - you'll find great tips in this recipe for getting them just right. ENJOY!
Easy Thai Red Curry
This Thai Red Curry Recipe is fragrant and sumptuous, and can be made anywhere from mild to red-hot, depending on how much spice you prefer. It starts with a homemade Thai red curry paste which is easily put together with your food processor or blender. Add coconut milk, chicken, and some vegetables, and you have a healthy and hearty curry dish that will awaken your senses and boost your mood. Best of all, this one-pot dish can be put together and in the oven in under 20 minutes! ENJOY!
Easy Thai Vegetable Stir-Fry with Garlic,...
Great as a side dish, or make it into the main course by adding tofu, wheat gluten, cashews, shrimp or slices of chicken.
Thai Pumpkin Coconut Soup Recipe
This Thai Pumpkin Soup recipe is simple to make and tastes as delicious as the pumpkin soup from your favorite Thai restaurant! A variety of protein sources can be used with this soup, including tofu, deep-fried tofu, shrimp, or chickpeas (for a purely vegetarian version, see link in recipe). Chunks of pumpkin or squash are simmered in a delicious coconut curry-flavored soup that is perfect on a chilly night. Also beautiful to serve as an appetizer for a dinner party. Enjoy!
Serve Up an Easy (Rice Cooker) Coconut Rice...
Coconut Rice makes a deliciously easy side dish that can be served with a variety of dishes such as curries, stir-fried vegetables, plus fish and seafood mains. This easy coconut rice recipe is made in a rice cooker (for coconut rice made in a pot on your stove, see link within this recipe). All you need is some rice, coconut milk, water and salt! This coconut rice recipe also pairs beautifully with Indian food dishes. ENJOY!
Make Your Own Easy and Healthy Thai Sweet Chili...
Try this Easy Thai Sweet Chili Sauce recipe - it's super-easy to make and tastes better than the store-bought version. You can adjust the spice level to suit your taste, as well as the sweetness-sourness balance. Thai sweet chili sauce makes a superb condiment for many Thai dishes - excellent with chicken and fish/seafood! Also wonderful as a marinade for grilling, or as a dip for finger foods (try it with chicken wings or spring rolls!). ENJOY!
Traditional Thai Peanut Sauce (made with real...
While most Western versions of peanut sauce are made with peanut butter, this Thai peanut sauce recipe starts with real peanuts - and you'll taste the difference! At the same time, it's super easy and quick to make. This peanut sauce can be used for a variety of purposes, from a dip for veggies to a sauce for chicken or beef satay. Or use it to make a yummy cold noodle salad. A very easy and delicious peanut sauce recipe!
The Freshest Tasting Thai Green Curry Paste in...
Thai green curry paste is surprisingly easy to make! Added to chicken or other meats, as well as seafood, noodles, vegetables, tofu, or wheat gluten, this paste will create sumptuous curries. Easily make a sumptuous curry chicken using this recipe, plus a wide range of other Thai dishes that are certain to please. Use right away, or store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks and use it as you need it. Much better-tasting than store-bought curry pastes - and much healthier too!
Fragrant Thai Massaman Chicken Curry
Try this homemade Thai massaman curry recipe, which is made entirely from scratch (no packaged curry pastes required!). This famous Thai curry is rich and very flavorful. It is muslim in origin and can be made with chicken, beef, or lamb. It's a fragrant yellow curry that incorporates lemongrass and nuts together with other key Thai ingredients. Coconut milk is always used in this curry, as are bay leaves (instead of lime leaves).
17 Popular and Delightful Thai Soups to Try
From world-famous Tom Yum soup to chicken noodle and vegetarian soups, here you'll find the right thai soup to soothe both body and soul. Thai soups are among the tastiest in the world, and also some of the healthiest, helping to keep you energized while fighting off those nasty cold & flu bugs. Delicious to serve company, or for a wonderfully warming meal any night of the week.
Warming and Vibrant Thai Seafood Soup (Tom Yum...
This spicy Thai Seafood Soup is authentic and incredible tasting - you'll love the combination of shrimp and/or seafood together with lemongrass, coconut milk, and lime. This soup soothes and uplifts the spirit as well as the body. In Thailand, Tom Yum Talay is known for its health benefits and is the Thai equivalent of chicken noodle soup when you're feeling ill. It's also remarkably easy to make once you have the ingredients. And if you have any trouble finding these ingredients, don't be put off making it - just try my recommended substitutions and it will still turn out great! ENJOY!
Vegetarian-Approved Thai Green Curry with...
An authentic Thai Green Curry Recipe for the vegetarian palate. All the authentic trimmings - lemongrass, coriander seeds, green chillies, galangal, kaffir lime leaves, coconut milk - without the meat, but with meat substitutes - wheat gluten or tofu, take your pick. You can also make this curry gluten free. Any way you cook it, this is such a real and tasty Thai meal, you'll tend to forget how healthy it is!
Easy Tom Yum Soup with Coconut Milk
Aside from being one of the most popular soups in the world, Tom Yum Soup has many health benefits, due its potent combination of herbs and spices. In fact, this Thai soup is currently under scientific study, as it appears to have immune-boosting power as a natural remedy for cold and flu viruses. In my version of the recipe, I've added coconut milk (
Tips on the Use and Selection of a Thai Staple...
Lemongrass is an essential ingredient in Thai cooking. Thai lemon grass is easy to buy and use once you learn a few tips. Find out how to purchase lemongrass, and how to prepare it for use in Thai food. Learn how to add lemongrass to your recipes, and even how to grow it in your garden with this one-page lemongrass primer.
Panang Curry: A Thai Tradition
Thai panang curry can be made with either beef or chicken, according to your preference. Panang curry (also spelled 'Penang' like the northern Malaysian state) carries with it flavors and aromas of distant places - you'll find references to Malaysia, India, and Burma. With its homemade combination of spices and fresh herbs, this Panang Curry Chicken is super delicious and easily made from scratch. ENJOY!
This Classic Thai Mango Sticky Rice is Pure...
For a delicious Thai dessert, try making this Mango Sticky Rice Pudding (Khao Niaow Ma Muang). This is a classic Thai dessert and SO very scrumptious - and here is an easy recipe for it. The sticky rice can either be steamed or you can make it in a pot on your stove (instructions included). Place some fresh mango slices over the sicky rice, then smother with the easy coconut sauce - HEAVEN! If you like mangos and/or sticky rice, you're going to love this very simple but exotic Thai dessert!
How to Easily Distinguish Thai Curries -...
Find out the real difference between Thai curries: red, yellow, and green. The ingredients in these curries varies according to the particular chef preparing them, although traditionally there was very little difference between them. Read on to find out more!
Top Thai Summer Salads
Get light and fresh with these Best Thai Salad Recipes! These salad recipes are healthy, tasty, and refreshingly different. Bursting with flavor and texture, Thai salads are a culinary delight in every bite. Find everything from chicken salad to pasta and fruit salad, as well as classic green Thai salads. Many are vegetarian, or have vegetarian substitutes. Plus, they're low-fat and low-carb. Try them all - you won't believe your taste-buds!
So-Spring Thai Green Mango Salad!
You asked for a one-page printable version of my step-by-step Green Mango Salad recipe, so here it is! This salad will blow you away with its tastebud-awakening flavors and mix of textures. And as a bonus, it's very healthy, plus low in calories and fat. Enjoy it as a complete meal by adding cooked shrimp, chicken, or deep-fried tofu if you are vegetarian. Any way you toss it, this healthy salad will be sure to win rave reviews from all your culinary fans!
Real Green Papaya Salad (Without Pestle &...
No pestle & mortar in your kitchen? Not to worry! This Som Tam recipe allows you to make this popular Thai salad easily, without any need for pounding. I like pestle & mortars, don't get me wrong, but sometimes when I'm using one, I feel a little like a cave woman making her man's supper. It can be fun sometimes, but other times I just find it messy and a lot of work. Check out this recipe for the same traditional taste with 1/16th the work!
Try This Amazing Whole Fish in Garlic-Chili...
While fresh whole fish is usually grilled outdoors in Thailand, here in North America we often have to come up with alternate cooking methods owing to weather conditions. To accommodate both indoor and outdoor methods, here's a fish recipe that can either be baked/broiled indoors, OR barbecued outside. Either way, this fish is spectacular looking AND tasting! A variety of fish can be used in this recipe, including red snapper, gray mullet, rainbow trout, tilapia, etc. ENJOY!
Here's an Easy Vegetarian Pad Thai for the...
An authentic Pad Thai recipe for real vegetarian Thai food lovers, or those who want a lighter noodle dish without the meat. This Pad Thai recipe does offer adequate protein in the form of eggs (vegans can omit this ingredient), and ground nuts. Plus, because it's made with rice noodles, Pad Thai is a gluten free recipe. Although vegetables are not strictly part of traditional Pad Thai, I've added a little bok choy to make this dish even more nutritious. Try it - you'll love it!
Keep it Super Healthy with Soothing Vegetarian...
Tom Yum Thai Soup with a vegetarian twist! Tom Yum Soup is famous world-wide, and it's also currently under study for its ability to boost the immune system and help fight off cold and flu viruses. This vegetarian/vegan version is easy to make, and just as healthy (if not more so!) than the original recipe. Make this easy soup today as an appetizer, for lunch, or as a nutritionally complete dinner.
Easy Homemade Chicken Pad Thai
Love Pad Thai but not sure how to make it at home? Then this recipe is for you! This pad Thai noodles recipe makes this world-famous noodle dish a cinch to make. Based on pad Thai dishes I enjoyed in southern Thailand, this recipe does not use tamarind but relies instead of lime juice and a little rice vinegar to bring about the sweet-sour taste combination we know as pad Thai sauce. Originally, pad Thai was made in just this way - without tamarind - and versions of this original formula can still be found in various parts of Thailand. If you're living in an area where Asian ingredients are difficult to find, this [tamarind-free] recipe might just make your day. ENJOY!
An Easy Step-By-Step Method to Making Sticky...
Thai sticky rice is also known as
World's Best Pad Thai Noodle Recipes!
Pad Thai is now one of the world's favorite noodle dishes, and luckily it's easy to make at home with these delicious Pad Thai recipes. Choose from chicken pad thai to shrimp or vegetarian pad thai - all these pad thai noodles are chewy-sticky wonderful!
26 Creative Thai Chicken Recipes
Try these delicious Thai chicken recipes! Whether you want to bake, grill, roast, BBQ, or stir-fry your chicken, you'll find these these Thai recipes ultra flavorful and healthy too. Give one a try!
Make a Really Good Thai Sticky Rice Right in...
Did you know you can cook sticky rice in your rice cooker with delicious results? Cooking sticky rice in your rice cooker cuts down on all the steps involved, and is so quick and easy to make, you'll find yourself enjoying sticky rice more often. As you know, sticky rice is excellent served with stir-fries, curries, or any dishes with a delicious sauce (with the sticky rice both absorbing and complementing it). Give it a try!
Take in a Mouthful of Tom Yum Soup Goodness
Soup to boost your immune system? That's right! Tom Yum soup is currently under study for its ability
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Classic Thai Chicken Fried Rice
This simple, yet wonderful recipe for Chicken Fried Rice will please everyone at your table. It's easy to make and just as tasty as the fried rice you'll get at your favorite Asian restaurant. If you happen to have 'old' rice (leftover from other meals), fried rice is the perfect way to use it up. But even freshly-made rice makes for great fried rice when fried up in the right way and with the right sauces. The dish includes mushrooms, peas, and is topped off with spring onion or fresh basil. Serve with Thai chili sauce on the side for those who like it extra spicy, and ENJOY!
The Ultimate Tom Yum Paste for Splendid Thai...
This Thai Tom Yum paste is more than a just a soup base. Did you know that Tom Yum paste makes an exquisite marinade for all types of fish and seafood? Just saturate your fish fillet or steak - or your shellfish (such as shrimp/prawns or scallops) with this wonderful paste, then either pan-fry or grill for a dish that sings with true Thai taste! As a bonus, my tom yum paste recipe is easy to make - just whip it up in your mini food-chopper or food processor. ENJOY!
20 Minutes to a Flavorful and Easy Thai Fish...
This fish curry tastes so delectable, you won't believe how fast and easy it is - ready in just 20 minutes! Fillets of fish (any type, fresh or frozen) are simmered in a rich Thai curry sauce. The recipe includes vegetables for a healthy one-pot dish. If you like, you can also add shrimp or other seafood to the pot/wok. Like all curries, this fish curry makes excellent leftovers as well as hot lunches to take to work. And it's ready in less than 30 minutes!
13 Heavenly Thai Tropical Dessert Treats You'll...
Try these easy dessert recipes! Here you'll find a collection of easy dessert recipes that are also very delicious. Thai desserts are exotic and tropical, plus healthy and lower in fat and calories than most Western-style desserts. Many make use of fresh fruit, and most are also gluten free dessert recipes. ENJOY!
Easy and Flavor Poppin' Thai Stir-Fried Noodles...
These delicious stir-fried noodles are made Thai-style with a flavorful combination of garlic, coriander, white pepper, lime juice, and soy sauce/fish sauce. Vegetables are included, and they can be made vegetarian/vegan, or simply add your choice of protein source (chicken, tofu, or shrimp are delicious options). Note that although most Thai noodle dishes are made with rice noodles, there are various Chinese-inspired Thai noodle dishes made with wheat or egg noodles, as in this recipe.
Here's All You Need to Know About Fish Sauce...
What is fish sauce and where do you buy it? How do you cook with fish sauce, and is there a vegetarian substitution? Find out the answers to these questions (and more), and learn how to use this most basic of Thai ingredients in your cooking. Personally, once I discovered fish sauce, I started using it in nearly every instance in place of salt. Worried about salt intake? Find out how to use fish sauce but still keep your sodium levels at bay. Read on...!
Skip the Takeout with Homemade Thai Chicken...
This simple Thai chicken soup has that distinctive Thai flavor - a balance of spicy, salty, sweet and sour. You will especially welcome this soup's warmth during the winter, when it can also provide you with added health benefits, helping to ward off the cold or flu. Tom Ka Kai can either be served as an appetizer or as the star player (noodles can be added if you're planning to make this soup as a main entree). So sip, slurp, and enjoy!
A Light and Nurturing Gluten-Free Thai Chicken...
Try this fantastic Thai chicken noodle soup recipe! If you like chicken noodle soup, you'll love this fragrant, flavorful & slightly creamy version of a universal classic. Made with rice noodles instead of wheat, this chicken soup recipe is lighter in calories and also much healthier than your typical chicken noodle soup (gluten-free too!). Great if you're fighting off a cold or flu bug, or anytime you want a bowl of comfort - whether for the body or the soul. Enjoy!
The Beginner's Guide to Thai Food and Culture
The confluence of food and culture is significant in Thailand as it affects what and how Thai people dine. The spices, seasonings, types of dishes and way of eating are all reflected in the very nature of the Thais. If you're planning to travel to Thailand, or just want to take a
Fresh & Lively Thai Summer Grapefruit Salad!
Pomelo Salad is one of the most famous of all Thai salads, and a favorite among the Thai people. Pomelo is similar to grapefuit, but much larger and slightly sweeter. Pomelos are very large, with much of their bulk taken up by the thick skin. Smaller pomelos are grown in Mexico, and these look similar to grapefruit, varying in color from green to pink/coral (they also grow the larger green ones). If you don't have access to an Asian market, grapefruit can easily be substituted for equally delicious results.
How to Make Perfect Pad Thai Noodles
This Chicken Pad Thai recipe will
Fall for Stir-Fry!
Delicious Stir-Fry Recipes from the Thai kitchen! Try one of these fabulous stir-fries, from chicken stir fry to vegetable and shrimp stir fry - all the best ones are right here! Great if you're looking for a quick and easy dinner idea during the week, or on those lazy weekend evenings when you have better things to do than spend hours in the kitchen. All of these recipes are extremely healthy in addition to being scrumptiously good. Enjoy!
The Only Satay Peanut Sauce Recipe You'll Ever...
For authentic flavor, try this Easy Satay Sauce recipe! While most Western versions of satay sauce are made with peanut butter, this Thai recipe starts with real peanuts - and you'll taste the difference! The sauce can be used for a variety of purposes, from a dip for chicken or beef satay, to an Asian salad dressing or a dip for fresh rolls. Or use it to make a yummy cold noodle salad or as a marinade for grilled chicken or tofu. A very easy and versatile peanut sauce recipe you'll just love.
World's Best Thai Curry! (Easy too)
A golden-hued Thai chicken curry simmered with individual spices, fresh herbs, and a hint of cinnamon. A swirl of coconut milk is added at the end which adds a rich, creamy texture for the ultimate Thai taste. Whole chicken pieces, such as drumsticks, lend very tender results, and chunky wedges of potato round out the dish. Serve with Thai jasmine-scented rice on the side, and dinner is ready!
Enjoy a Big Bowl of Richly Flavored Thai Tom...
Tom Yum Kung is the most famous of all Thai soup recipes. If you want authentic Tom Yum Kung soup (without coconut milk), this is the one! Featuring all four of the famous Thai spices - salty, sour, sweet and spicy - this Tom Yum Kung recipe provides a pungent and zesty feast of flavors with every slurp. An excellent remedy for a cold or flu bug, this spicy Thai soup will instantly clear your sinuses and warm you up. It's also highly nutritious and is sure to impress at any dinner party. ENJOY!
Best-Ever Beef & Broccoli Stir-Fry
This Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry is healthy and colorful with robust flavors that are easy to stir up. Along with the broccoli, you can add red bell pepper or, for those who like it spicy, extra red chili peppers. The stir fry sauce is simple to make but complex in taste, making for a lively taste combination when fried up together with the beef and vegetables. Just serve this Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry with rice and you have a complete meal that also makes for delcious leftovers. ENJOY!
Mango Pudding Heavenly! (Lactose-free)
This mango pudding is simply the best. What makes it extra good is the fact that it is made with coconut milk instead of whipping cream or evaporated milk. Unlike dairy products, coconut milk brings out and enhances the taste of the mango, plus adds that touch of richness you're looking for in a pudding. And there's another benefit too: it's healthier for you (lactose free, plus it provides healthy fats). Finally, this Thai recipe for mango pudding is really easy to make - you'll have it whipped up and in the refrigerator in just a few minutes. Great for company!
Best Curry Ever!
Find all of my most popular Thai curry recipes in one place, including green, red, and yellow curry recipes. All of these Thai curry recipes are made from scratch (no need for store-bought curry pastes here), so every curry tastes zingingly fresh. They're also healthier than store-bought curry sauces and pastes. So go ahead - check out my Top Thai Curries, and get cooking! (Includes vegetarian/vegan and gluten-free curries too.)
7 Easy Steps to Fried Banana Deliciousness...
Serve this tropical Thai dessert to guests, and you'll have friends for life! Everyday bananas are transformed into a heavenly delight - crispy on the outside, warm and melting on the inside. Best of all, this scrumptious dessert is easy and fun to make, whether you're cooking alone or with some friends. Enjoy these fried bananas hot from the pan, or add some ice cream or whipped cream and chocolate sauce for an extra special (and yummy) treat!
Tasty Thai Tropical Tapioca Pudding: An...
Tapioca is a kind of starch (like pasta) that comes from the root of the cassava plant (which means it's gluten free!). Tapioca pearls can be purchased very cheaply in Asian stores.
Pineapple Fried Rice - Heavenly!
This classic Thai pineapple fried rice recipe is real vegetarian Thai food. Make this easy fried rice at home - it's as good or better than take-out fried rice! Thai jasmine rice is fried up with chunks of pineapple, plus cashews, peas, and currents with a curry-flavored broth. Includes cooking tips to create perfect fried rice everytime. Proof that vegetarian thai cooking is anything but boring. Mmmm - heavenly!
Summer Shrimp Pad Thai!
This recipe for Pad Thai Noodles with Shrimp is authentic, easy, and so scrumptious! It's based on pad Thai dishes I had in Thailand as well as in some of the best Thai restaurants here in North America. The pad Thai sauce is quick and simple to put together, so don't be tempted to buy bottled or packaged pad Thai sauce (which never tastes as good as fresh). Aside from getting the sauce right, the secret to great pad thai is all in the noodles and how you cook them. But not to worry - you'll find great tips in this recipe for getting them just right. ENJOY!
First Taste of Fall: Curry!
This curry chicken recipe is my family's favorite! It's a classic yellow curry made with chunks of chicken and potatoes. Because this curry recipe is baked in the oven, it is quick and easy as a casserole to put together. If you can, look for Madras curry powder instead of your average run-of-the-mill powder available in supermarkets - a good curry powder makes a huge difference in the final taste of the dish. ENJOY!
An Easy Stir-Fried Eggplant Dish Anyone Can Make
This simple eggplant recipe is aromatic and flavorful, and the generous amounts of fresh garlic make it extra healthy. This eggplant recipe makes a terrific side dish that can also be made vegetarian. It also works with any type of eggplant - whatever is fresh and available where you live. You can also adjust the spice level in this eggplant recipe, taking it anywhere from mild to spicy hot, according to your liking. ENJOY!
What a Classic Thai Fish Cake Should Taste Like...
Thai Fish Cakes are a common street food in Thailand, and are very flavorful compared to most Western fish cake recipes. They aren't battered, which I find allows for more of the fresh taste of the fish, spices, and herbs to come through. These cakes are best eaten fresh out of the oil while they're still hot and juicy. Served them with or without rice, and accompany with Thai sweet chili sauce, chopped cucumber, fresh coriander, and a squeeze of lime juice. Simply delicious!
Is Shrimp Paste the Right Addition to Your Thai...
Find out more about shrimp paste, which is a common Thai and Southeast-Asian cooking ingredient: where to buy it, how to cook with it, and learn about substitutions for those who are vegetarian or who don't like the fishy smell of shrimp paste. Also learn more about health issues and the calorie content of fish sauce.
Savor This Deeply Flavorful Thai Hot and Sour...
Hot and Sour Soup is similar to Tom Yum Soup, but has a delightfully different flavor, plus it relies on egg instead of coconut milk to thicken it. The egg cooks in the soup, shredding into beautiful white
Pad Thai: the Real Thing!
You will find this recipe much easier than traditional Pad Thai recipes, and yet the taste is all there. Shrimp pad thai is one of the most famous dishes in Thai cuisine, and now one of the most popular noodle dishes in the world. The pad Thai sauce is quick and simple to put together, so much better than bottled or packaged pad Thai sauce, which never tastes as good as fresh. Also, making it yourself means you get to adjust the flavors exactly to your liking. ENJOY!
How to Make Your Own Fresh-Tasting Curry Powder...
This curry powder recipe makes one of the best curry powders I've ever tried. It's also fun to put together, and can make a wonderful gift once it's dressed up in a pretty bottle. This curry powder makes superior tasting curry and is much healthier than store-bought curry powders, which tend to have 'fillers' such as cornstarch and flour, as well as preservatives (almost never mentioned on the packet). You'll need a coffee grinder or pestle& mortar to grind it up, or see the recipe for a 'quick & easy' version.
23 Dazzling Thai Rice Recipes!
These Thai rice recipes include everything from delicious fried rice to savory coconut rice, sticky rice, even rice salad! Colourful and fragrant, these Thai rice recipes are sure to please your taste-buds and your senses. Serve as a side dish or the main event - either way they'll make any meal especially delicious. ENJOY!
The Only Place You'll Find The Best Thai...
This delicious Thai Coconut Curry Chicken is easy to make and oh so tasty. Based on Thai street coconut curries, this recipe includes potatoes, a common ingredient in street curries, but other vegetables can be added as well according to your preference (zucchini and green beans are two good ones). ENJOY!
Try a Brown Coconut Rice Side Dish Twist That's...
If you're looking for a delicious brown rice recipe, try this wonderful Coconut Brown Rice recipe! Coconut rice is a favorite side dish that works well with a number of different mains, including Thai and Indian as well as Western dishes. Normally brown rice tastes a bit too
15 of the Best Chicken Curry Recipes Anywhere
Links to chicken curry recipes from classic yellow curry to green curry and red curry. Page 1 of 2.
A Short Guide on Purple Yam (AKA Purple Sweet...
What are purple yams, and what is the difference between a purple yam and a purple sweet potato? Find out more about these beautiful vegetables! Includes information on purple yams/ purple sweet potato, such as purple yam nutrition and also a delicious purple yam recipe. Purple yams are available in the fall at your local Asian/Chinese market, and make a nice change from regular yams. Or combine the two for a colorful and good-for-you vegetable dish!
Hassle-Free Thai Yellow Vegetable Curry Never...
This Vegetarian Thai Yellow Curry is authentic, homemade vegan Thai food at its best! You'll love the homemade Thai yellow curry sauce, which you'll find much fresher and tastier than anything that comes out of a bottle or package. I could have used curry powder (to create a shorter ingredients list), but I think you'll agree that adding the individual spices makes for a superior-tasting curry. ENJOY!
How to Make Thai Yellow Curry Paste Like a Pro
Thai yellow curry paste is so versatile, you'll want to try it with a variety of meat, seafood, noodle and soup recipes. This fragrant yellow curry paste makes Thai food easy to cook, and quick as well, especially if you make the paste ahead of time and keep it on hand in the refrigerator.
6 Simple Steps for Making Perfect Green Curry...
Thai green curry is one of the most famous curry recipes in the world. Learn how to cook Green Curry with this easy and delicious recipe. This Thai Green Curry Chicken is authentic and oh-so-tasty, plus it's easily made from scratch - no need for a store-bought curry paste! Just toss all the sauce ingredients into your food processor, chopper, or blender - or mix by hand. It's so fantastic-tasting, you'll want to make this Thai Green Chicken Curry recipe part of your weekly Thai food menu!
Try a Sensational Tropical Coconut-Tapioca...
Here's a dessert recipe that's quick & easy, healthy, gluten-free and vegan, and yummy too! When buying tapioca, I like the 'seed' tapioca found in the baking aisle of most regular supermarkets. You can also buy 'pearl tapioca' at any Asian grocery store. Tapioca comes from the cassava plant and is a root vegetable. It grows in the ground and is nutritious enough that many Southeast-Asians lived on it during WWII when food was scarce. It contains folate (one of the important B vitamins, good for pregnant woman), and also small amounts of healthy fatty acids. Here's to tapioca, and your health!
Here's the Best Method for Authentic Thai Chili...
Although you can buy the famous Thai chili sauce
Try Thai Spring Rolls with Either Vegetables or...
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. As a bonus, this spring roll recipe is also fresher and healthier than the spring rolls you'll find in most restaurants. ENJOY!
Easy Thai Fruit Salad Recipe
This beautiful Thai fruit salad recipe is a taste of paradise. Tropical fruit - or a mixture of tropical and local fruit - is simply tossed together in a sweet coconut-lime fruit salad dressing that enhances but never overwhelms the luscious taste of the fresh fruit. Choose your own combination of fruit for this easy fresh fruit salad. And if you wish to serve your fruit salad in a pineapple boat, as pictured here, just follow the link below for easy instructions.
10-Minute Spring Salad!
This Thai cucumber salad recipe is EASY to make and brimming with the quintessential tastes of Thai cooking! And it takes only 10 minutes to prepare! It's also one of my all-time favorite salads of any and all cuisines. Serve this unique and healthy salad as a side dish at dinner, or as a light and tasty lunch or snack. Also a great salad recipe for a party, BBQ, picnic, or potluck party, since it can be made as you're going out the door!
Pad Thai Gai - Thai Stir-Fried Noodles!
This yummy recipe is the real deal - a version of famous Pad Thai (only easier) direct from Thailand! It features stir-fried rice noodles with chicken in a tangy sauce and toppings of chopped nuts and basil. The noodles are fried until they are quite dry and sticky-chewy delicious! You'll love the sweet/sour balance of flavors and the 'al dente' textures of this most special dish. Give it a try for you and your loved ones and see why Thai noodles are so popular the world over.
By Far the Best Thai Cashew Chicken You've Tried
Thai Cashew Chicken is one of many stir fry recipes that came to Thailand via the Chinese. Very popular in Thai restaurants, this famous chicken stir fry recipe is made with lean chicken breast, shiitake mushrooms, plus suey choy, bok choy, or other Chinese greens. Cashew chicken is a simple stir fry recipe that is easy to make, plus healthy and delicious. Enjoy it with Thai jasmine-scented rice or Thai sticky rice (see recipe link below) for a nutritious and satisfying meal.
Thai Satay Sticks (great for a party!)
This Easy Thai Chicken Satay recipe is simple to make but will give you that incredible flavorful satay you're looking for. The secret to making good satay is all in the marinade/paste - you need the right ingredients in the right amounts, then be sure to make it salty enough (that's where the fish sauce comes in). Satay is always a huge hit with any crowd, as well as a special taste treat for your family. And it doesn't have to be summer to make it! (see recipe for both oven and grilling instructions). Here I've arranged the serving of the satay for a party, but feel free to serve it anyway you want - it's all Thai, and it's all good!
A Great Thai Tamarind Chicken Stir Fry as...
Most Thai recipes are a combination of sweet, sour, and spicy, and this stir fry recipe is the epitome of this delectable description, although you can choose to make the dish mild (without chilies) and it will still be darkly wonderful and rich-tasting. Featuring plenty of fresh shiitake mushrooms, this savory chicken stir fry recipe will satisfy even the biggest of appetites. Tamarind is what gives this chicken stir fry its special flavor and depth. ENJOY!
Super Simple Saffron Rice That's Incredibly...
This easy recipe for saffron rice hails from the south of Thailand. Saffron rice makes dinner extra special, and is nearly as easy to make as regular rice. You needn't own a rice cooker to make this recipe either - it's boiled in a pot on the stove, but tastes every bite like steamed rice! And unlike most saffron rice recipes, this one is fat-free and extremely healthy. Enjoy!
Sweet Comfort in a Bowl of Thai Tofu Noodle...
This comforting Thai tofu soup recipe is a great natural remedy if you're suffering from a cold or flu bug - or simply want to warm up on a cold day. It's also a good way to get your greens, with broccoli, Chinese cabbage, carrots, and fresh basil added to a mound of thin gluten-free rice noodles. Combined with vegetable broth, lemongrass, and coconut milk, this quick and easy tofu soup is a cup of warm comfort on a cool fall or winter day. ENJOY!
Very Good Veggies! - Best Vegetable Recipes...
For delicious Thai vegetables you won't be able to get enough of, try one of these easy and delightful recipes! Fresh, healthy, crisp and just plain good, these dishes make a wonderful compliment to any Thai or Asian themed dinner. ENJOY!
Perfect Thai Jasmine Rice in just a Few Steps!
How to make perfect jasmine rice in a pot on your stove - it's easy and fool-proof with this simple recipe. Using this method, you get nicely cooked rice that tastes like it was steamed. Just follow the pictures to wonderful slightly sticky white rice that can be made in just 20 minutes or less. Includes lots of tips so you'll get your rice tasting just right.
24 Amazing Thai Fish Dishes to Tempt Your...
The first of three pages in a collection that ranges from grilled fish to baked fish, from salmon recipes to halibut recipes. Whether you're frying, baking, or barbecuing, you'll find the perfect fish recipe right here!
How to Make Yellow Thai Chicken Curry
This Thai yellow curry chicken recipe is so fast and easy to make, you won't believe how good it tastes! Just follow my homemade step-by-step recipe (with pictures) for some deliciously healthy Thai food, and a fabulous curry you'll want to make again. Adjust the chili content to make it as spicy or mild as you like - either way, it will turn out very tasty. Great to serve guests or take to a party - a classic yellow chicken curry dish everyone will love!
A Complete Picture Guide to Making Fresh Spring...
These Thai-style fresh rolls are truly a refreshing change from regular [fried] spring rolls, and they're also much healthier. Make up a
A Very Brief Guide on Pandan Leaves
Using Pandan leaves in Thai Cooking. What are pandan leaves, and how do you cook with them? Find out with this Thai definition.
Palm Sugar and Coconut Sugar
Palm Sugar and Coconut Sugar are actually two different types of natural sugars used throughout Asia and sold in Asian food stores across North America. Learn more about these two sugars including health benefits, how to buy them, and how to use them in your cooking and sweetening.
Quick Tips for Throwing the Ultimate Thai...
Plan a complete and authentic Thai dinner party for your family or friends! Dinner parties can be loads of fun - not only to attend, but also to host - especially when they feature fresh new dishes and styles of cooking. Thai food is now one of the hottest new cuisines to hit North America, so why not try cooking up some of this fantastic food for your party? My dinner party menu includes fabulous Thai recipes and cooking tips to make your gathering the dinner party of the year!
Easy Thai Green Curry Simmered to Authentic...
This authentic Thai green curry recipe is easy to make and tastes like it came from your favorite Thai restaurant! Unlike most green curry recipes, this one doesn't call for packaged curry paste - instead, everything is made fresh, resulting in the best possible taste and greatest health benefits. Just follow these easy directions to a great Thai green curry you'll want to make again and again!
Thai-style Creme Caramel Decadence with Only 8...
A Thai version of the classic creme caramel dessert that is super-easy to make, melt-in-your mouth delicious, and healthier than traditional creme caramel! This easy dessert recipe calls for coconut milk instead of cream (coconut milk contains good fats that actually lower your cholesterol) - good for lactose-free and low carb diets. It also makes an elegant dessert to serve guests or take to a party. Best of all, it can be whipped up in less than 10 minutes!
Tangy and Sweet Pan-Seared Salmon in a...
This pan-seared salmon recipe is melt-in-your-mouth delicious! Fillets of marinated salmon are pan-fried, searing in the flavors and omega-3 goodness of the fish. The salmon is then served with a tangy Thai lemongrass-honey sauce that marries perfectly with salmon's naturally robust flavor. A healthy, low-fat, and extremely delicious salmon recipe that can be made in under 30 minutes. A great fish recipe for an everyday dinner entree that even your kids will enjoy.
Discover the Secret to an Amazing Thai...
If you're a fan of authentic Thai street food, you must try this stunning Thai Basil Pork Stir Fry. It's classic Thai at its tastiest. Usually it is made with ground pork, but nearly any type of pork can be used (for my recipe, I used pork loin cut into thin strips), or substitute chicken which is equally delicious. Serve this pork stir fry with plenty of plain rice to balance its powerful Thai flavors, acccompany with a cold lager, and you'll soon be in Thai food heaven!
Thai Tossed Green Salad, Easy & Delicious!
This easy Thai tossed green salad recipe can be put together in a matter of minutes. Salad makes a wonderfully cooling side dish to spicy Thai curries and other Thai recipes, but is equally excellent with everyday meals. This tossed salad includes a very simple salad dressing recipe that's deliciously creamy but also low in fat and calories. Tip: Double the salad dressing recipe and keep any extra in the refrigerator for a quick tossed salad anytime!
Bold Flavored Classic Thai Basil Chicken Stir-Fry
If you've enjoyed Thai Basil Chicken at your local Thai/Asian restaurants and eateries, try this wonderful homemade recipe! Once all your fresh ingredients are ready, this dish cooks up in just minutes. Basil chicken is one of the most popular Thai dishes, both in Thailand and here in North America, offering spicy flavors that mingle beautifully with the fresh taste of savory basil. ENJOY!
Try a Crowd Pleasing Thai Mango Chicken with...
This Thai recipe for Mango Chicken is healthy and certain to please everyone's taste. Slices of flour-dusted chicken are pan fried, then simmered in a tangy mango sauce made with fresh mangos (if mangos are out of season, canned may be substituted). Since this recipe is a little labor intensive (though well worth the effort), I'm including a quick & easy version for the busy cook. Make this dish for your friends or family - they won't be able to thank you enough!
Addictive Thai Noodles!
If you're a fan of Asian noodles, be sure to give these Thai Beef Stir-Fried Noodles a try! This dish is super-delicious and also very healthy - makes a perfect one-dish meal any night of the week. The recipe is also quite flexible. Make it as spicy or mild as you like, and add your own choice of vegetables depending on what you have on hand. ENJOY!
Indulge in a Truly Sublime Coconut Cake with...
This coconut cake is made with coconut milk and shredded coconut for the ultimate coconut-ty taste! In Thailand, all the top hotels make their coconut cake with freshly-squeezed coconut milk from the local market. Here I've replicated the idea using coconut milk and shredded coconut. It has literally taken me years of trial and error to get this recipe right. I'm sure you'll love it as much as we do.
The Last Thai Massaman Lamb Curry Recipe You'll...
Try this homemade recipe for lamb curry! Thai Massaman Lamb Curry is a sumptuous dish that's rich in both flavor and nutrients. The curry sauce is made from scratch for the best flavor and freshness. The ingredients list may seem long, but it is quite easy to make - you don't even need a food processor. Just toss all sauce ingredients into the curry pot as you prepare them, and simmer together with the meat. Note that beef and chicken are often traditionally substituted for lamb, and both meats make for a delicious massaman curry. Also note that bay leaves are normally used in massaman curry rather than the harder-to-find kaffir lime leaves. ENJOY!
Thai Salad with Cashews and Lots of Crunch!
This wonderfully crunchy Thai salad recipe is scrumptious - but you won't believe just how scrumptious until you try it for yourself! Whole cashews are combined with cucumber, carrot, red pepper and Thai herbs. This healthy combination is tossed in a very easy and fat free Thai dressing. Cashew salad can be made in just 15 minutes, but tastes truly gourmet! A great salad recipe to accompany any meal, but especially other Thai food favorites. Enjoy!
Mango Ice Cream (without ice cream-maker!)
Try this fantastically easy recipe for Mango Sorbet! Quick and simple to make, and there's no stove involved. You'll need only a blender or food processor to make this deliciously-mango tasting mango sortet! Makes a beautiful dessert to serve company, or scoop it up and put it in an ice cream cone (as pictured). Because it's not cooked, the mango fruit retains its distinctive mango flavor, making this mango sorbet one of the best I've ever tried. ENJOY!
Beautiful Vegan Thai Recipes
Vegans unite! Vegetarianism is a growing trend in Thailand, and these dishes reveal just how tasty vegan Thai food can be. Included are many dishes which are also gluten-free, so no one has to miss out. These recipes are brimming with Thai taste and are also nutritionally balanced. Enjoy a real vegan Thai meal at home tonight!
Thai-Style Baked Seasoned Sweet Potatoes and...
In Thailand and other Southeast-Asian countries, in addition to regular sweet potato, purple yams are popular.
Totally Homemade, One-Pot Thai Massaman Beef...
This Thai Massaman Beef Curry Recipe is sumptuous and very flavorful! It's a homemade recipe with no need for any store-bought curry paste or powder. The ingredients list may seem long, but the sauce is quite easy to make - just toss all sauce ingredients into the pot as you prepare them, simmering together with the beef (or lamb, if you prefer). In this recipe I have chosen to pre-boil the meat for more tender results, but you can easily take a short-step here. ENJOY!
Understanding the What and How of Using Chili...
Chili sauce is an incredible condiment as well as a superb cooking ingredient. Find out everything about chili sauce, including how it is made, what ingredients it contains, and how to use it as a side sauce and in your cooking. Thai chili sauce is famous the world over for being one of the most flavorful (as well as spicy) chili sauces around. Give it a try!
Frosty Dragonfruit Martini!
This Dragon Fruit Martini is easy to make and beautiful to serve. Your guests will be surprised and delighted by this refreshing tropical cocktail, and the marvelous-looking dragon fruit itself makes a great conversation starter! Dragon fruit is native to Thailand, but is now available throughout North America due to the fact that it is being grown in Mexico and South America. It is a healthy fruit, containing Vitamin C, phosphorus, calcium, plus fiber and antioxidants.
What is Curry Sauce? + How to Use it, How to...
Curry sauce explained, including what's in curry sauce, how you can use it, and how to make it. If you're interested in expanding your culinary knowledge or skills, you'll definitely want to explore all the various types of curry sauces and how to use them in your cooking. These days, curry has become an international dish that is served in numerous ways. In our house, we make our own curry sauces, pastes, and curry dishes - at least one per week, or more if we're lucky!
This No Fuss Honey-Soy Baked Salmon Screams...
This baked salmon comes out beautifully, plus is easy to make. The marinade is a simple mixture of Asian sauces and fresh spices that comes out tasting similar to teriyaki, but is essentially Chinese-Thai in origin. You can balance out the sweet-sour flavors yourself just before serving, so you know you'll be happy with the result, and so will your family and friends. This is one of my own personal go-to recipes when I want some delicious tasting salmon without too much fuss. Enjoy!
What are Glass or Cellophane Noodles? (also...
Glass noodles are also known as cellophane or bean thread noodles and can be purchased at Asian food stores or perhaps even at your local supermarket. These wheat-free noodles are delicious fried up with your choice or chicken, pork, shrimp, or tofu and vegetables.
No One Can Resist Scrumptious Mini Shrimp...
Looking for a delicious shrimp appetizer recipe? Try making these wonderful mini Thai Shrimp Lettuce Wraps! These bite-size lettuce wraps are just perfect for an appetizer or finger food for a party, providing a burst of Thai flavors that hit different parts of the palate all at once. They're simple to make too! ENJOY!
Divinely Spiced Indonesian Rendang Curry Goodness
Indonesian food has always been influential in Thai cooking. One of the more popular Indonesians dishes throughout Southeast Asia is Rendang Chicken Curry. Rendang is considered a
How to Make a Fresh Pineapple Boat for Food...
Learn how to cut a pineapple and enjoy the fruit, OR create a pineapple
Enticing, Exotic Thai Desserts
For a delicious Thai dessert recipe, look no further than this fantastic list of Thai desserts! Asian desserts are naturally low in fat and calories while remaining high in flavor, texture, and taste. Many of these Thai desserts are also lactose and gluten free, so perfect for those with special diet requirements. Looking for an easy dessert recipe? You'll find a variety of easy desserts here that you can whip up in no time. Enjoy one of these colorful and flavorful Thai desserts tonight!
Truly Addictive Thai Coconut Curry
This homemade Coconut Curry Chicken recipe is cooked entirely from scratch, yet is very easy to prepare. You won't find any curry powder in this recipe - that's because I'm using the original spices that go into curry powder (without the other additives you'll find in most commercial brands). And there's no need to make a separate curry paste either - the sauce is cooked up right in the pan for an easy, everyday curry perfect for both family and guests alike. ENJOY!
Whip a Multi-Purpose Zesty Mango Sauce to Serve...
This Mango Sauce/Dip is very easy to make, and wonderful tasting. A little coconut milk helps enhance the mango flavor and create a very tropical tasting sauce. Use it as a dip for cooked shrimp (great with coconut shrimp!), or whatever appetizers you happen to be serving up. You can also use this mango sauce in stir-fries, such as mango chicken or shrimp stir fry. ENJOY!
Getting to Know Lime Leaves and Where to Find...
Lime Leaves are a key ingredient in many Thai dishes as well as other Southeast-Asian cuisines. Learn more about this aromatic leaf which adds so much flavor and freshness to Thai curries, soups, and stir-fries. Learn how to buy lime leaves, prepare them, and cook with them.
Thai Glass Noodles (Gluten-free + Vegan...
Glass noodles, also known as 'cellophane' or 'bean thread' noodles, are a culinary wonder. Made of mung bean or green pea flour, glass noodles are transparent when cooked and are completely wheat/gluten free. Glass noodles are a tasty part of Thai and other Southeast-Asian cuisines, and taste similar to wheat noodles. They absorb much of the sauce they are cooked with, so it's important to get your stir-fry sauce right. Glass noodles are available in a lot of regular supermarkets these days, or look for them at your local Asian store (you'll know them by checking the ingredients for mung bean flour). ENJOY!
You Won't Believe How Good These Thai Crab...
This Thai Crab Cake recipe makes the best crab cakes - even better than most restaurants! Panko (Japanese bread crumbs) are easy to find these days at most supermarkets, and makes this recipe a cinch to make. However, if you happen to be looking for a gluten-free recipe, see my recipe for a terrific replacement for Panko. Thai crab cakes are more delicious that regular crab cakes owing to a few key ingredients. If you like seafood appetizers and finger foods, give this one a try!
These Thai Fresh Rolls Are Big on Flavor, Low...
This fresh spring Rolls recipe is easy to put together, and can also be made vegetarian (see instructions). Makes a great finger food for parties and potlucks, or serve Thai fresh rolls as an appetizer or part of a main course (perfect with a Thai salad!). Fresh Rolls are also nice
Jackfruit: Vegetarian Meat - Preparing &...
Jackfruit is remarkably similar in texture to chicken or pulled pork, making it an excellent vegetarian substitute for meat. Find out how to buy it, prepare it, and cook it for the best possible meat substitute for anyone who's vegan or vegetarian!
One-Pot Chicken Curry (with Curry Powder) is...
This Easy Curry Recipe is made with curry powder for fast and delicious results! This is a classic curry chicken dish that will please all tastes, whether you prefer Indian or Southeast-Asian style curry. Add your own choice of additional vegetables (green beans, eggplant, and/or tomato work well), and you can also choose your preferred cooking method - either stovetop or in the oven. Any way you cook it, this easy curry is bound to please even the toughest curry critic at your table. ENJOY!
Cook with Banana Leaf
Banana leaf serves many purposes in Asian cooking, from adding flavor to foods cooked inside them, to simply being used as a colorful and exotic background for serving-plates and party platters. Banana leaf is beautiful to look at, fun to use, and easy to cook with. Find out how to buy banana leaf, how to cook with it, how to decorate your platters with banana leaf, and how to store extra banana leaf for use next time.
Easy Thai Tossed Salad with Fresh Mango and...
This Mango Tossed Green Salad with Basil Dressing is light and flavorful and great to serve as a side dish with nearly any meal.
Pandan Leaves
pandan leaves definition, what is pandan?, pandan paste
Glorious Thai Fried Noodles!
This easy fried rice noodle recipe is a Thai favorite around the world. It can also be made gluten-free and vegetarian if you desire. All the ingredients are easy to come by - you may already have them in your pantry. ENJOY.
5 of the Best Spring Roll Recipes
Try these best-of-the-best spring rolls recipes! From classic spring rolls to summer rolls, you'll find every type of spring roll here, including vegetarian spring rolls and gluten-free fresh rolls. And if you aren't sure how to roll spring rolls, here you'll find pictures with step-by-step instructions. These spring roll recipes are as good or better than the spring rolls you've had at restaurants, plus they're fresher and healthier too. ENJOY!
The Ultimate Thai Recipe Collection from Soups...
These Thai recipes are both authentic and easy to make, with step-by-step instructions and ingredients which are readily found in North America and throughout the world. This simple index will help you find the Thai food recipe you're looking for. Navigate your way through the Thai Food site by exploring the various headings, just like looking in a cookbook. Enjoy cooking Thai food at home with my authentic and clearly-written recipes. Print out the ones you like, and keep them close at hand for easy reference. Enjoy!
A Novice's Guide to Essential Thai Herbs and...
What is galangal? And what are kaffir lime leaves? These are two of the herbs and spices indispensable to Thai cooking, among many others. Read more about the key Thai ingredients that help create the unique taste we know of as Thai. Includes links to Thai recipes and a full glossary of Thai food ingredients. Get inspired to cook up some Thai food tonight!
A Humble Shrimp Fried Rice Recipe Bursting with...
This easy shrimp fried rice is restaurant-quality (or better!). Fresh or frozen shrimp are quickly stir-fried with garlic and onions. Add the cooked rice, a couple of eggs, frozen peas, plus my own special Thai sauce, and you have a fried rice recipe that is sure to please everyone, even your kids. A great way to use leftover rice - and leftover roasted chicken can also be added if you have some taking up space in the refrigerator. Add chilli if you like it spicy. Yum!
Turn Sappy Stir-Fry into Delicious Thai...
Most vegetable stir-fries are a tad on the boring side, but not this one! This dish sings with so much flavor, you'll forget all about its amazing health benefits (plus it's vegetarian and vegan too!). Using a good stir-fry sauce one of the keys to creating a great veggie stir-fry; the other is in the stir-frying - knowing when to add what. At the same time, this recipe is pretty forgiving - you can add your own choice of vegetables, depending on what you have on hand. The tofu topping is delicious, but optional - if you just want vegetables, you'll still get a great stir-fry out of this recipe. Hope you enjoy it as much as my family does!
Super Simple Thai Lettuce Wraps is a Great Way...
This lettuce wraps recipe is easy and delicious, plus fun to make! Lettuce wraps are also a fun dish to eat, either as an appetizer or as the main course. Serve the lettuce wrap filling on a platter with whole lettuce leaves on the side, and let your friends and family wrap their own. They'll love the combination of crisp, cold lettuce with the warm, flavorful filling. These easy lettuce wraps make a low-calorie, low-fat treat that's also very nutritious. Makes a great party food too!
An Easy Thai Chicken Stir-Fry
This easy chicken stir fry recipe is quick to make and tastes better than any take-out you can buy! It's also extremely healthy. Strips of chicken breast or thigh are stir-fried together with mushrooms, bell pepper, and snow peas in a delicious Thai stir fry sauce. Or add your own choice of vegetables, depending on what you have in your refrigerator (broccoli, carrots, and celery also work well). This chicken stir fry makes a quick and delicious dinner - just serve with rice and you're done!
Thai Tom Yum Chicken, Best Ever!
This incredible Thai Chicken Recipe will fast become one of your dinner favorites - and it's easy to make! Just blitz together the special spice paste in a mini food chopper or food processor (or simply mince everything finely and stir together), then slather it on the chicken and bake for an hour. EASY and fantastic! This is now my husband's favorite baked chicken recipe and mine too - hands down. ENJOY!
Easy Chocolate Mango Mousse (made in your...
Easy chocolate mousse made with a tropical twist! This delightful mousse turns out silky smooth and rich-tasting, but without being too high in calories. It's the Asian touches that give this mousse its depth of taste: fresh mangoes, a touch of cardamom, plus coconut milk all add that special something which serve to enhance the rich taste of the chocolate. Yes, it tastes rich, but actually it's much lighter in calories and fat than most Western-style mousses (which are made with cream) - it's also naturally vegan plus gluten-free and lactose-free, so no one had to miss out on this superb dessert. ENJOY!
This Bold and Tasty Thai Lime Chicken Stir-Fry...
This chicken stir-fry is my favorite! Like most Thai stir-fry recipes, it cooks up really quickly once you have all the ingredients ready. This recipe features the flavor of lime - both lime juice and lime leaf. Lime leaves are an essential part of this stir-fry, so don't skimp on them. You can buy kaffir lime leaves at most Asian/Chinese food stores - look for them in frozen packets. This chicken stir fry recipe also includes vegetables, so you get everything you need in one dish. ENJOY!
An Exotic Thai Shrimp Coconut Curry Escape in...
This Thai Shrimp Curry Recipe is nothing less than fantastic! The curry sauce recipe is really easy to make - just stir together the ingredients, or blend them up in a food processor, chopper, or blender. The secret ingredient in this curry sauce is a hint of tomato in an otherwise yellow curry. Also contributing to this sumptuous curry are pineapple chunks plus coconut milk and dry toasted coconut for a tropical-tasting Thai shrimp curry you'll want to make again!
A Great Stir-Fry Bok Choy in Thai Garlic Sauce...
This bok choy recipe is terrific to serve as a side vegetable dish - or add tofu or your choice of chicken, pork, or seafood for a delicious mixed stir fry dish. With a rich garlic taste, the stir fry sauce recipe is easy to make and works with other vegetables too, such as broccoli or Chinese vegetables such as yu choy, gailan (Chinese broccoli), or any Chinese cabbage. Easy and quick to make, this bok choy recipe will fast become one of your vegetable favorites!
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