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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: A Cookbook

By Pailin Chongchitnant

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

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  • ISBN: 0449017052
  • EAN: 9780449017050
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  • Format: Illustrated
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  • Number of Pages: 264
  • Author: Pailin Chongchitnant
  • Publication Date: March 8th, 2016
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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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  • Number of Pages: 240
  • Author: Nancie McDermott
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A Taste of Thailand: Thai Cooking Made Easy with Authentic Thai Recipes (Best Recipes from Around the World)

By Sarah Spencer

Independently Published
Released: June 30th, 2019
Paperback (209 pages)

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  • Brand: Independently Published
  • ISBN: 1077209746
  • EAN: 9781077209749
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  • Number of Pages: 209
  • Author: Sarah Spencer
  • Publication Date: June 30th, 2019
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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
  • EAN: 9781623158613
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  • Number of Pages: 278
  • Author: Danette St. Onge
  • Publication Date: August 1st, 2017
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Thai Slow Cooker Cookbook: Classic Thai Favorites Made Simple

By Rockridge Press

Rockridge Press
Released: May 8th, 2015
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101 Thai Dishes You Need to Cook Before You Die: The Essential Recipes, Techniques and Ingredients of Thailand

By Jet Tila

Page Street Publishing
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  • Authors: Jet Tila, Tad Weyland Fukomoto
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Simple Thai Cooking: Everyday, Healthy, Quick And Easy Thai Food Recipes For Cooking At Home.: Learn How To Cook Real Authentic Thai Dishes In This Cookbook ... Thailand (Duen's Thai Cooking School)

By Duen Na Korat

Thai Recipes
Kindle Edition (77 pages)

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The Best of Vietnamese & Thai Cooking: Favorite Recipes from Lemon Grass Restaurant and Cafes

By Mai Pham

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Released: October 11th, 1995
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  • Author: Mai Pham
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