Thai food is known to be one of the most flavorful cuisines combining sweet, sour, and salty flavors with occasional spiciness. Because of its complex flavors, it may seem intimidating to make at home, but I'm here to show you how you can make delicious Thai food from the comfort of your home. From warm and cozy Thai curry soup to grilled chicken satay, here is a list of Thai recipes you must try at least once, and that is also easy to make at home for yourself or friends and family.
Pad Krapow Gai (Thai Basil Chicken)
Thai Basil Chicken is a delicious and simple Thai dish made with diced or ground chicken, yardlong beans (or green beans), and lots of fresh Thai basil tossed in a savory umami sauce. If you're looking for a quick weeknight dinner, this would be it! You can have this ready from start to finish in about 15 minutes if you're using ground chicken, and your taste buds will love you for it!
You can get the Thai Basil Chicken (Pad Krapow) recipe here.
Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce
This easy Thai street food is a must-try and is really easy to make at home! Chicken strips are marinated in coconut cream, curry powder, and spices, grilled over an open flame, and brushed with a light coconut cream glaze and the very end. It is served with a simple and easy satay peanut sauce and is always a hit at BBQs as a fun appetizer!
You can get the Thai Chicken Satay Skewer recipe here.
Yum Woon Sen (Thai Glass Noodle Salad)
If you are looking for a light, but filling salad that's loaded with a lot of textures and flavors, then you need to try yum woon sen. Yum woon sen is a Thai salad made with glass noodles, shrimp, and fresh vegetables tossed in a light dressing balanced with sweet, savory, and tart garlicky flavors.
You can get the Yum Woon Sen (Thai Glass Noodle Salad) here.
Pad Woon Sen (Thai Glass Noodle Stir Fry)
Pad Woon Sen (Thai glass noodles stir fry) is another delicious, quick, and easy-to-make Thai glass noodle recipe you should try at least once, especially if you love springy glass noodles. The best part is it's a no-fuss dish that can be ready in less than 30 minutes with any vegetables you have on hand.
You can get the Pad Woon Sen (Thai Glass Noodle Stir Fry) recipe here.
Tom Yum Soup (Thai Hot and Sour Soup)
If you're familiar with Thai food, then tom yum soup needs no introduction. This popular spicy Thai hot and sour soup has a perfectly balanced sweet, savory, and tart kick and is delicious on its own or with some glass noodles and shrimp!
You can get the Tom Yum Soup (Thai Hot and Sour Soup) recipe here.
Tom Kha Gai (Thai Coconut Chicken Soup)
If you're familiar with tom yum soup, a delicious and comforting hot and sour soup, you should consider trying tom kha gai! Tom kha gai soup uses tom yum as the soup base, but it also has coconut milk in it for additional flavor and creaminess. It's packed with flavor from aromatics like lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, and galangal root.
You can get the Tom Kha Gai (Thai Coconut Chicken Soup) recipe here.
Chicken Khao Soi (Thai Coconut Curry Noodle Soup)
If you love Thai curries and noodles, then you should try this comforting and creamy Thai curry noodle soup. This one takes a bit more work than the previous recipes, but definitely worth it if you're looking to make a comforting bowl of noodles. Khao soi is a northern Thai dish, coconut curry soup made with coconut cream, curry paste, and aromatics, which is served with soft egg noodles and topped with crispy egg noodles on top! Not only is this creamy noodle soup dish great during any cold season, but the contrast in textures from the soft and crispy egg noodles makes it fun (and delicious) to eat. To simplify it, you can skip making the crispy noodle topping.
You can get the Khao Soi (Thai Coconut Curry Noodle Soup) recipe here.
Grilled Thai Coconut Chicken Skewers
Similar to the popular street food called Moo Ping, which is a grilled pork skewer grilled with a sweet and savory marinade, this version is made with chicken. These delicious Thai chicken skewers are a favorite and are made by marinating chunks of chicken in a sweet and savory marinade made with garlic, coconut cream, and fish sauce and then grilled into perfection over a very hot grill to get the char on it, and then finished off with a sweet coconut glaze which is brushed on at the very end.
You can get the Grilled Thai Coconut Chicken Skewers recipe here.
This article originally appeared on Pups with Chopsticks.
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