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Thai Recipes


Thailand is now well-known in the West for its delicious food. The country offers many delicious dishes flavored with spices, lemon-grass or coconut. Although known for offering strong flavours, Thai meals always aim to achieve a balance these five fundamental flavours (spicy hot, sweet, sour, salty, and sometimes bitter).

In all honesty, Thailand is home not to just one cuisine - but to several - each region of the country has its own preferred ingredients and style of cooking; for example, lime juice is favored in the Northeast of Thailand, whereas coconut milk and fresh tumeric and common in the South.

As with most Southeast Asian countries, rice forms the building block of much of the Thai diet. Fragrant jasmine rice is native to Thailand, and is used in many dishes, or served plain as an accompaniment.

Here are some common and popular Thai dishes:
  • Green curry - Perhaps the best-known Thai curry outside of the country. Green curry is green in color, flavored with coconut, green chillies, and Thai basil, and contains vegetables as well as chicken, fish, shrimp or other seafood.

    Thai food - Green curry

  • Yellow curry - This is a curry that gets its yellow color from fresh tumeric. As well as tumeric, the curry also contains black mustard seeds, cumin, nutmeg, brown sugar, kaffir lime leaves, lime juice, coconut milk and fish sauce.

  • Red curry - As the name implies, a curry that is red in color. Red curry gains its very hot (spicy) flavour, as well as its color, from copious use of red chillies.

  • Pad Thai - This popular dish is a tasty form of fried rice noodles. The noodles are cooked with fish sauce, sugar, lime or tamarind, peanuts and egg, and then mixed with chicken, tofu or seafood.

  • Pad see ew - This dish consists of noodles with noodles with thiny sliced meat (pork or chicken), stir-fried and flavored with fish sauce.

  • Satay - Satay is grilled meat (usually chicken or pork) that is cooked on skewers and served with cucumber salad and peanut sauce. This dish is originally from Indonesia, but it has become a popular dish in Thailand, especially as a street food.

    Satay

  • Som tam - A popular salad made from grated papaya. There are several regional variations of this dish - the salad may include peanuts, shrimps and palm sugar, or salted fish, eggplant, and long beans, or salted black crab.

  • Tom yam - A hot and sour soup made with shrimp or other seafood, or chicken.

  • Gai pad khing - A Thai favorite, this dish is basically fried chicken with vegetables and sliced ginger.
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Hot Thai Kitchen: Demystifying Thai Cuisine with Authentic Recipes to Make at Home

By Pailin Chongchitnant

Appetite by Random House
Released: March 8th, 2016
Multicolor Paperback (264 pages)

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  • ISBN: 0449017052
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  • Number of Pages: 264
  • Author: Pailin Chongchitnant
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Thai Cookbook for an Exotic Culinary Journey: Top Thai Recipes Gathered in One Cookbook

By Nancy Silverman

Independently published
Released: January 24th, 2021
Paperback (80 pages)

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  • EAN: 9798599451631
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  • Number of Pages: 80
  • Author: Nancy Silverman
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Easy Asian Home Cooking: 5 Books In 1: Over 400 Recipes For Cooking Authentic Thai Japanese Chinese And Indian Food

By Adele Tyler

Independently published
Released: March 15th, 2021
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  • EAN: 9798716276512
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  • Number of Pages: 581
  • Author: Adele Tyler
  • Publication Date: March 15th, 2021
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Simple Thai Food: Classic Recipes from the Thai Home Kitchen [A Cookbook]

By Leela Punyaratabandhu

Ten Speed Press
Released: May 13th, 2014
Multicolor Hardcover (236 pages)

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  • ISBN: 1607745232
  • UPC: 884261843695
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  • PartNumber: 21543169
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  • Number of Pages: 236
  • Author: Leela Punyaratabandhu
  • Publication Date: May 13th, 2014
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Simply Vegetarian Thai Cooking: 125 Real Thai Recipes

By Nancie McDermott

Robert Rose
Released: February 19th, 2015
Paperback (240 pages)

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  • ISBN: 0778805050
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The Better Than Takeout Thai Cookbook: Favorite Thai Food Recipes Made at Home

By Danette St. Onge

Rockridge Press
Released: August 1st, 2017
Paperback (278 pages)

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  • ISBN: 1623158613
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  • Number of Pages: 278
  • Author: Danette St. Onge
  • Publication Date: August 1st, 2017
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Vegan Thai: Over 35 Vegan Thai Food Recipes That BEAT Any Takeout

By katya johansson

Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Released: August 4th, 2016
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  • ISBN: 1536887757
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  • Number of Pages: 58
  • Author: katya johansson
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Vegan Thai Kitchen: 75 Easy and Delicious Plant-Based Recipes with Bold Flavors

By Sarah Jansala

Page Street Publishing
Released: November 26th, 2019
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  • Authors: Sarah Jansala, Renoo Jansala
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Quick & Easy Thai: 70 Everyday Recipes

By Nancie McDermott

Chronicle Books
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Asian Cookbook For Beginners: 3 Books In 1: Over 300 Recipes For Cooking Chinese, Thai And Japanese Food To Perfection At Home

By Adele Tyler

Independently published
Released: November 15th, 2020
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