These Thai recipes smack with authentic flavor, and are easy to make at home. Spicy, sweet, salty and sour! From red curry chicken to pad Thai to mango sticky rice (and all stops in between). Plus, a list of Thai ingredients that can level up your Thai cooking with minimal effort.
Drunken Noodles – Pad Kee Mao
These fragrant Thai rice noodles are savory, sweet and herbaceous. This is one of my favorite Asian noodle recipes of all time – because the taste is absolutely evocative of my time in Krung Thep!
Tom Kha Soup (Thai Coconut Soup)
This silky and milky tom kha soup is loaded with aromatic flavors and only takes 17 minutes to make from start to finish. So, if you’re in a rush, you still have time for tom kha!
Pad Woon Sen (Thai Glass Noodle Stir Fry)
Pad woon sen is a mix of glass noodles, eggs, tomatoes and veggies like cabbage, baby corn and carrots (but use the veggies you have handy). It’s all stir fried in a combination of soy sauce, oyster sauce and fish sauce.
Crazy Hot Garlic Chili Sauce
This one is not for the faint of heart. Trust me. There are over 40 Thai chilis in this chili garlic sauce. But, for those of you that are still reading – this Asian style hot sauce isn’t simply one-note-heat.
Panang curry is generally on the milder side of things when it comes to spice levels. But that doesn’t mean it’s timid. Far from it. You’ll get vibrantly sweet, nutty and salty notes from this heady Thai recipe.
Red Coconut Curry Soup
Don’t let the short cooking time fool you. This Thai soup has a complex flavor profile that combines the boldness of red chilies with sweet and wholesome notes of peanut butter and coconut.
Thai Potato Curry (Vegan)
This vegan Thai potato curry is loaded with warming spices and the rich sweetness of coconut milk. Best thing (aside from the flavor) – it’s ready in 25 minutes from start to finish. Easy peasy.
Vegetable Pad See Ew (Savory Thai Stir Fried Noodles)
Of all the stir-fried noodle dishes I’m likely to order at my local Thai restaurant, pad see ew tends to be my go-to. It’s smoky, savory perfection when it’s done right.
Thai Vegetable Curry Noodle Soup
Sure, this veggie loaded Thai noodle soup features the usual suspects in terms of red curry paste, fish sauce and coconut milk. But what if I told you that shallots – fried until crispy – are the linchpin that brings the whole thing together?
Thai Yellow Curry With Cauliflower
While there’s a bit of heat in this one, yellow curry paste tends to be milder than the red and green variants. Turmeric delivers the yellow hue to this particular curry paste.
Thai Jungle Curry
Hailing from the mountainous city of Chiang Mai, jungle curry is spicy – but the heat comes from a source you might not expect in most Thai recipes. Whole black peppercorns deliver fiery pops of heat without being full-on volcanic.
Thai Cucumber and Shrimp Salad
Now, if you like things light and refreshing – this Thai salad is right up your alley. But the inclusion of chopped chilis, fish sauce and lime ensure that this cucumber salad is still assertive, salty and spicy.
Mango Sticky Rice Recipe
Of all the Thai desserts out there, this is the one that ALWAYS gets me fired up when it see it on the menu at any Thai restaurant. Khao niewmamuang is deceptively simple to make.