Easy Thai Food Recipes


Easy Thai food recipes - Traditional & Authentic

Easy Thai food recipes and dishes from Thai cuisine encompassing four distinct regional variations: Northern, Northeastern, Central, and Southern. Each region blends food derivations from adjacent countries;

  • Myanmar (Burma) to the northwest
  • Yunnan (Southern China) and Laos to the north
  • Vietnam and Cambodia to the east
  • Malaysia to the south

Added to the four regional variations is the Thai Royal Cuisine, the history of which dates back some 700 years to the Ayutthaya kingdom / period. Its refinement, cooking techniques and use of ingredients were of great influence to the cuisine of the Central Thai plains. The Thai cuisine, and that of its neighbors, has provided cross-border influences for almost a millennium…

Subtle differences abound; Southern Thai curries tend to include coconut milk and fresh turmeric, while north-eastern dishes often incorporate lime juice. The cuisine of north-eastern Isan shares characteristics with southern Laos. In contrast, northern Thailand has similarities with northern Laos, the Shan state of Burma, and Yunnan in southern China.

Many popular dishes eaten in Thailand originated as Chinese food recipes. Primarily because Chinese immigrants make up 10% of the Thai population overall. Dishes such as jok (rice porridge), kwai tiew, rad na and khao kha mu are among those. Obvious Chinese influences include the wok, not to mention techniques such as stir-frying, and the introduction of various forms of noodles.

Some classic northern Thai dishes, such as Khao Soi, were originally brought into northern Thailand by Yunnanese Moslem traders, centuries ago. Other Thai recipes are thought to be versions of dishes originating in the cuisine of India and Persia.

Thai food did not become known to Western palates until the 1960s. That was when American, Australian and New Zealand troops were present in large numbers during the Vietnam War era. Subsequently, an increase in tourism combined to expose many more Westerners to the delights of regional Thai cuisine. These days, Thai restaurants can be found in almost every city in the world.

Easy Thai Food Recipes & Dishes


Khanom Tang Taek Recipe – Broken Barrel Candy

Khanom Tang Taek recipe – translated as “Broken Barrel” candy began life as a dessert for poor people. Also known as Poor Man’s Pancake, it is cheap to make, the main ingredients being rice flour and sugar. These days, its a lot more than just flour and sugar and street and market vendors normally offer […]

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Red curry chicken & bamboo shoots

Thai Chicken Red Curry & Bamboo Shoots Recipe

This delicious chicken red curry & bamboo shoots recipe dish is akin to that served across  central Thailand. The soup base is created with coconut milk, fortified with juicy chunks of chicken thigh meat. The result is a smooth and creamy texture with delightfully exotic flavors from lemongrass, galangal, kaffir lime, dry roasted cumin, coriander, […]

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Thai salad recipes - Yum Thale

Thai Salad Recipes

Authentic Thai salad recipes seldom use uncooked vegetables or fruit as the primary ingredients. Instead, minced meat, seafood or noodles dominate each recipe. The only thing in common with Western-style salads is the use of a souring ingredient – in Thailand that is invariably lime juice.  Preparation and serving of Thai salads features fresh herbs […]

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Sesame-Crusted Chicken Fingers Recipe

Sesame-Crusted Chicken Fingers Recipe

Sesame-Crusted Chicken Fingers Recipe With Sweet And Sour Lemon Dipping Sauce Sesame-Crusted Chicken Strips Recipe: makes: 4 servings Ingredients: Marinade 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon soy sauce 1 pound chicken tenders or boneless skinless breasts Sauce 1/3 cup water 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice 2 teaspoons packed brown sugar 1 […]

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Thai Meat Recipes & Dishes

Thai Meat Recipes & Dishes – Pork, Chicken, Prawns, Beef. The recipes vary by region, and are influenced by neighbouring countries, centuries of invasions and immigration. Chinese cuisine origins are often evident in both methods and dishes. Approximately 10% of the population is of Chinese ethnic origin. Chicken Curry Gaeng Gari Gai Red Curry Recipe […]

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East vegetarian Thai recipes and dishes

Vegetarian Thai Recipes

Vegetarian Thai Recipes, Food & Photos Vegetarian Thai recipes & food are a big part of cuisine in Thailand. If you are a vegetarian living here, you are truly in the Land of Smiles. Most Thai restaurants are easily able to provide many dishes from the menu devoid of meat. Thai Green Papaya Salad (Som […]

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Traditional Thai dessert recipes

Thai Dessert Recipes

Thai dessert recipes are referred to as “khanom” in the Thai language – meaning a snack or dessert. This is a combination of the words “khao”  (rice) and “khnom” (sweet). More information on traditional Thai desserts & sweets. Thai Sticky Rice & Mango (Khao Nieow Ma Muang) Ingredients 1 1/4 cups raw sticky rice (sweet […]

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Thai Sauce Recipes - Peaunt Sauce

Thai Sauce Recipes

Thai Sauce Recipes – Descriptions & Uses Thai sauce recipes vary region to region, and are generally delicious – albeit spicy… regional Thai cuisine is rich and complex Prik Naam Plaa Sauce: Fish sauce made with sliced chilies and sometimes, lime juice. This sauce goes with any dish. Sort of like a universal sauce. Fish […]

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Thai- Curry Recipes - Green Curry

Thai Curry Recipes

Thai Curries There are several kinds of traditional / authentic Thai curry recipes (and Thai sauce recipes) that go with various dishes. Some are made fresh and some are preserved or pickled. Once made, most of them can be stored for quite a long time. Most Thai falmilies make their own curries and sauces because […]

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Traditional Thai desserts - Kanom Beuang

Traditional Thai Desserts – A Wonderful World of Thai Sweets

Traditional Thai desserts are a big part of Thai cuisine. Food is always an adventure in Thailand – but one part of the adventure that foreign visitors to the Land of Smiles may not venture very far into is the myriad variety of sweets called “khanom” in Thai. The main reason for this, perhaps, is […]

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Thai food introduction

Thai Food Introduction

Thai food is internationally famous. Whether chili-hot or comparatively bland, harmony is the guiding principle behind each dish. Thai cuisine is essentially a marriage of centuries-old Eastern and Western influences harmoniously combined into something uniquely Thai. The characteristics of Thai food depend on who cooks it, for whom it is cooked, for what occasion, and […]

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Thailand Cuisine -Royal & Regional

Thailand Cuisine – Royal & Regional

Northern Thailand Cuisine Northern Thailand cuisine – the traditional Thai food recipes of the north, in some way, is cooked with the sole thought for the taste for the northern people. The recipe consists of vegetable and ingredients available in their immediate vicinity. The common meal includes steamed glutinous rice, chili sauces which come in […]

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Thai Sea Scallops & Sweet Chili Sauce Recipe

When cooking this Thai sea scallops recipe, only marinate for 10 minutes, any longer will cause the lime juice to “cook” the raw scallops and the flesh will become mushy when cooked. This recipe can also be made with peeled and de-veined jumbo prawns or a filet of fish, such as black bass or red […]

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Traditional Thai cooking class

Thai Cooking Class – How to cook Thai food

A traditional Thai Cooking Class will teach you how to cook several traditional Thai food recipes at once, served in communal fashion with steamed jasmine rice… Introduction A Thai cooking class will teach you about the Thai cuisine as now enjoyed all over the world. This is a blend of Asian and European influences adopted […]

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Thai Larb Salad recipe

Thai Larb Gai Recipe – Chicken Salad

This Thai Larb Gai Recipe (Chicken Salad) is very popular as a snack across Thailand. See our other Thai salad recipes… Recipe Type: Appetiser Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 40 mins Serves: 6 Thai Laab Gai recipe is a popular snack dish across Thailand Ingredients Minced / ground chicken – […]

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