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Grilled Chicken Skewers
Magnificently easy to marinate. Quick to toss on the grill. And distinctly Thai thanks to the lilt of coconut milk, fish sauce, cilantro, and curry.
Thai Basil Pork
A little spicy, salty, and sweet and altogether satisfying. A weeknight salvation when you need dinner pronto but you want something that’s not predictable or boring.
Thai-Style Sliced-Beef Lettuce Wraps
Steak marinated in a soy-ginger sauce is grilled, and wrapped with lettuce and peppers, before being wholly devoured. They’re about as cool and fresh as you can get.
Grilled Thai Beef Salad
Spicy. Sweet. Tangy. Irresistible. Just what we want in something that’s hot off the grill and destined for dinner. Not to mention an easy way to get your greens down.
Yellow Pea and Coconut Milk Soup
With its layers of textures and colors, this soupy stewy concoction is far more enticing than the name would have you believe.
Tom Yum Goong Soup
The lilt of lemongrass. The sour smack of tamarind. The warm-your-belly pervasiveness of galangal. The unmistakable funk of fish sauce. All in this exquisitely authentic soup.
Thai-Inspired Chicken Coconut Soup with Lemongrass
A Thai-inspired chicken soup from chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten that’s fragrant with lemongrass and infused with the sweetly sour flavors of southeast Asia.
Thai-Style Grilled Pork Skewers ~ Moo Yang
We can certainly understand why street food catapulted into trendiness. Assuming, that is, it all tastes as soulful as these skewers that are hawked on seemingly every street in Thailand.
Authentic Pad Thai
Unspeakably more nuanced than takeout Thai, these stir-fried noodles boast a sigh-inducing balance of salty, sour, and sweet. In other words, it’s the real deal.
Congee ~ Jok Plaw
A simple, silken rice porridge that’s certain to soothe and salve the soul—especially those souls afflicted with a sore throat or a queasy tummy.
Crispy Fried Shallots
This is the crisp accent to all manner of foods that you’ve been missing out on your entire life. And they’re quick and easy enough to fry so you can easily make up for lost time.
Thai-Inspired Chicken Salad with Peanut Dressing
Tangy. Salty. Sweet. And satisfying as can be. Did we also mention healthy and on the table pronto?
Red Curry Mussels
Quick. Easy. And anything but humdrum. That’s these red curry mussels that make an unexpectedly perfect weeknight dinner solution.
Deep-Fried Tofu with Peanut Sauce
Distinctly Thai, this deep-fried tofu with peanut sauce is gonna make you think of tofu like you’ve never, ever thought of it before.
This Thai dressing recipe takes its lovely zing from ginger, lime, fish sauce, and chile pepper. Tangy and easy to make, you may just find yourself dribbling it over almost everything.
Thai Beef Salad ~ Larb
Given its multitude of tastes, textures, and temperatures, this salad is certain to remind you there’s more to this cuisine than pad Thai.
Thai Chile-Vinegar Sauce ~ Nam Som
A little tart, a little sweet, and a little hot, this Thai staple is both dipping and drizzling sauce. One taste and you’ll understand why it’s a classic.
Bangkok Waffles with Dipping Sauce
These lacy Asian waffles are more like pancakes made with tiny shrimp, coconut milk, lime juice, and cilantro. The sauce adds a touch of saltiness and heat.
Peppercorn-Cilantro Root Paste
A classic Thai trick for imparting a lot of oomph without a lot of ingredients or expense.