You can find many Thai recipes on the internet. I know you know Thai Food, but is Thai food only curry? Do we eat curry every day? As with other cuisines, Thai food comprises a wide range of choices. Usually, Thai cooking at home is mainly stir-fry.
We cook pretty much what we would like to eat in the time we have in our busy lives. We have plenty of recipes from very basic and quick to the time-consuming advance level which takes hours of preparation and cooking.
Typically, home-cooked dishes use common Thai ingredients, often using herbs grown in the garden.
Some of my favorite simple Thai dishes for eating daily.
Thai Omelet with Chili Sauce
(Kai Jaew – ไข่เจียว)
Simple omelet cooked in a hot pan served with Chili Sauce or Sriracha sauce with steamed rice.
This is a simple budget meal that I’ve been eating since I was a kid so it has a special place in my heart. It’s a very comforting feeling just cooking the dish.
Boiled egg / Fried egg/chili fish sauce
(Kai Tom / Kai Dao / Prik Nam Pla – ไข่ต้ม / ไข่ดาว / พริกน้ำปลา)
It’s a humble budget meal that anyone can eat at any time. It can also be eaten with steamed rice and topped with chili fish sauce. Thai people often add an egg as an accompaniment to other meat or vegetable dishes which can go along to bulk up each everyday meal.
(Gaeng Kaew Wan – แกงเขียวหวาน)
One of the most well-known Thai dishes, green curry, I, of course, love cooking the curry at home mostly with chicken, but you can use any other type of meat or fish as well.
Stir-Fried Minced Pork with Thai Holy Basil Leaves
(Pad Krapow Moo Sub – ผัดกระเพราะหมูสับ)
This is one of the most popular street food dishes in Thailand that you can simply and quickly cooked at home. Fresh Thai holy basil is the key ingredient to this dish giving it its unique flavor along with chili, garlic and your choice of meat or seafood.
Stir-fried pork and green beans with red curry paste
(Gai Pad Prik Gaeng – ไก่ผัดพริกแกง)
One of my favorites, perhaps because it is my Grandmother’s recipe, so I feel a deep connection with this dish. I grew up with this dish in my memory and I still cook the dish at home these days. The dish is just simply cooked with green beans and pork or pork belly – yummy if you are one of the pork belly lovers. You could also use chicken or beef but I think it goes best with pork or pork belly.
Stir-fried pork with garlic and black pepper
(Moo Tod Gratiem Prik Thai – หมูทอดกระเทียมพริกไท)
This dish is another top pick of street food lovers as a made to order meals which is a popular way of eating in Thailand. The dish is also easily cooked at home purely using your choice of meat with lots of garlic and black pepper.
Stir-Fried Pork with onion, bell pepper and Black pepper
(Moo Pad Prik Thai Dam – หมูผัดพริกไทดำ)
This dish is popular in restaurant menus but is easily cooked at home with simple ingredients. Just sliced pork, onion and bell pepper stir-fried quickly over medium heat with black pepper and garlic.
Stir-Fried Chicken with Ginger
(Gai Pad Khing – ไก่ผัดขิง)
A really great Thai dish for ginger lovers. This is the dish where you find out can eat a lot of ginger, rather than it being just a bit-part player. The combination of ginger with pork or chicken stir-fried is really fantastic. But when you also add with onion, spring onion, and redpointed pepper or fresh hot chili for a soft kick you add another dimension.
Stir-fried chicken with sweet chili paste
(Gai Pad Nam Prik Pao – ไก่ผัดน้ำพริกเผา)
Sweet chili paste is one of the classic ingredients in most Thai kitchens. It’s delicious on its own but by using the paste for cooking, just a little effort in the cooking to flavor the dish more completely. This one single dish is cooked with your choice of meat or seafood and is amazing with lots of onion and spring onion and little kick of fresh chili or redpointed pepper.
Stir-fried chicken with onion and green pointed pepper
(Gai Pad Prig Yuak – ไก่ผัดพริกหยวก)
The star in this dish is the green pointed pepper -you wouldn’t imagine that you can eat a lot of peppers like this. But the peppers and onions perfectly complement each other with your choice of meat or fish – mines is chicken. A good trick to help you eat a lot of green in one meal.