Sunday, January 9, 2011

Tourists' Favourite Top 10 Thai dishes

Tom Yum Goong : A spicy shrimp soup made with coconut milk, lemongrass, lime leaves, galangal and shallots.

Kaeng Kheaw Wan Gai : Green chicken curry made from green curry paste and coconut milk.

Pad Thai : Noodles fried with tofu, spring onions, bean sprouts and ground peanuts.

Pad Krapao : Chicken, pork or prawns stir-fried with basil.


Kaeng Phed Ped Yang : Roasted duck in spicy curry sauce.

Tom Kha Gai : Chicken in coconut soup with galangal and lemongrass.

Khao Pad : Boiled rice fried with meat, egg, onion, spring onion, coriander, garlic and tomatoes.

Moo/Gai Satae : Barbecued pork/chicken served with peanut sauce.


Gai Pad Med Mamuang : Stir-fried chicken with cashew nuts.

Yum : A tangy and spicy salad made with pork, beef, chicken or fresh seafood

Learning Thai Language - Part 1

สนุก - sa nook - [is] fun; enjoyable; entertaining; amusing; pleasant

ครับ - khrap - [word added by a male speaker to the end of every sentence to convey politeness] "yes"; "that's right"; "I see."

ค่ะ - kha - [word added by a female speaker to the end of every statement to convey politeness]

ไหม - mai - [word added at the end of a statement to indicate a question]

หรือ - reuu - Really?

สวัสดี - sa wat dee - Hello; Goodbye; Good morning; Good evening

สบายดีหรือ - sa baai dee reuu - How are you?

ยินดีที่ได้รู้จัก - yin dee thee dai ruu jak - Nice to meet you.

แล้วพบกันใหม่ - laaeo phohp gan mai - See you later.

Tom Kah Gai (Coconut milk soup)

Note: the following recipe is for chicken, but any meat can be substituted! Tom Kah can be served as part of a meal, or can be a meal in itself.

16 oz chicken broth
4 lime leaves
2 inch piece lemon grass
1-inch piece galangal ("kah") sliced thinly.
4 tablespoons fish sauce
2 tablespoons lime juice
4 oz chicken breast, cut into small bite sized pieces
5 fl ounces coconut milk
X pinch of red chili powder
X cilantro leaves (as a garnish)
After you have heated the chicken broth, add in all of the ingredients except for the chicken and coconut milk. Bring to a boil, then add the remaining two ingredients. Let it boil for 2 minutes, until the chicken is done, then bring it down to a simmer for a few minutes.

Green Chicken Curry

THAI FOOD Stir Fried Mung Beans