These Beloved Thai Noodles Are the "Most Delicious" You’ll Ever TasteRecipes
Homemade noodles take it to the next level.
May 21, 2024
The Key to the Best Pad Thai Is One Unexpected IngredientRecipes
“It’s the best I’ve ever had,” says everyone who's tried it.
Apr 27, 2024
Thai Sticky Rice Pudding with Coconut SauceRecipes
This sticky rice pudding can be served for breakfast or as a dessert. When I was traveling in Thailand, I had this rice pudding almost every morning, served in small banana leaf bowls, with thick coconut cream and fresh mangoes. It is easily one of my favorite food memories of all time. You can make this rice pudding with black or white glutinous rice. (Or use both! The black rice tints the white a delicate purplish color.) Both varieties are available in most Asian groceries.
Aug 31, 2023
Thai Ginger Chicken Stir-FryRecipes
It will get to the table faster, too.
Aug 23, 2023
Coconut Black Rice PuddingRecipes
When I was young, I wanted nothing to do with the desserts my father brought home from our monthly trips to the Thai market in the city: gray griddled discs of taro root and coconut, round pancakes filled with coconut cream, and layered pink jellies flavored, disappointingly, with coconut. Well, times have changed. Now I’m the coconut fiend and the traditional Thai dessert kao neow dahm is my favorite way to get my fix at home.
Jul 22, 2023
The Easiest Thai Green Curry with ChickenRecipes
Forgot takeout and make a homemade version that will rival it.
Oct 1, 2022
Have You Tried Corn Juice? You Should!Skills
Want another way to enjoy that glorious summer corn? How about a cool, sweet glass of corn juice! Many cultures have corn-based drinks, from Central American atol de elote to Peruvian chicha morada. Corn juice or corn milk is also popular in Asian countries like China, Thailand, and Vietnam, where it might be served plain or mixed with milk or sugar. I find that homemade corn juice rarely needs anything extra — it’s naturally sweet and creamy, yet delicate.
Sep 19, 2022
5 Ways to Use Thai Curry PasteSkills
That little jar of red or green Thai curry sitting in your fridge adds a powerful punch of spicy flavor to whatever it’s added to. And while it’s great for making curries, don’t be afraid to use it in other dishes too — here are some of our favorites ways to use it. The beauty of soups that use Thai curry paste is that you usually don’t have to simmer them for very long since the paste is so flavorful by itself.
Sep 7, 2022
A Visual Guide to 10 Varieties of Asian GreensSkills
I love the vegetable section in Asian grocery stores because there are so many greens to choose from, especially when I’m tired of kale and chard. But for those who haven’t cooked a lot with Asian greens, the produce aisle might be a bit overwhelming, especially since the greens can go by multiple names. As with most greens, Asian greens can be steamed, stir-fried, stewed, braised, chopped, and cooked in dumplings or soups. Some of these can even be served raw in salads!
Sep 6, 2022
5 Mistakes to Avoid with Canned Coconut MilkSkills
It could greatly affect the outcome of the dish.
Aug 21, 2022
Sweet Potato CurryRecipes
A 30-minute meal that just happens to be vegan and gluten-free.
Aug 17, 2022
The Spicier, Sexier Basil: Thai BasilSkills
Thai basil is sweet basil’s spicier, kickier cousin. It has all of that lovely licorice flavor and aroma that we love, but with a little something more. What do you cook with it?The leaves of thai basil plants are flat and blade-shaped with a purplish tinge that can spread over the entire leaf depending on the exact variety. Like sweet basil, thai basil is as aromatic as it is tasty. Lots of peppery, anise-like, and warm spicy flavors in this herb.
May 12, 2022
Ingredient Spotlight: What is Galangal?Skills
Last weekend we made our Malaysian Beef Curry, a slow, cinnamon and chili-spiced curry of beef slow-cooked in coconut milk and exotic flavorings. It’s deep and rich, yet total home comfort food. One of the key ingredients in the curry paste is galangal, an unfamiliar root that is yet deceptively similar to one of its cousins… Galangal (pronounced guh-lang-guh) is often found in Thai, Indonesian, and Malaysian cooking.
May 11, 2022
An easy Thai recipe that's perfect for weeknights.
Feb 20, 2022
Panang CurryRecipes
This Thai chicken curry relies on coconut cream for luxurious creaminess.
Feb 12, 2022
Black Pepper Fish Sauce CaramelRecipes
This sauce, which is directly inspired by Vietnamese Nước Màu, tastes great with vegetables, noodles, fish, and more.
Jan 28, 2022
Thai Basil ChickenRecipes
If you can find holy basil, use it! But Thai basil or sweet basil will do, too.
Jan 13, 2022
Tom Yum SoupRecipes
It's sour upfront from lime juice and salty from fish sauce, with a mild sweetness from nam prik pao paste.
Dec 22, 2021
Pad Kee Mao (Drunken Noodles)Recipes
"There is no proper version of this dish that isn’t spicy."
Dec 10, 2021
Hetty McKinnon's Pad Thai Salad Is a Cool and Refreshing Twist on a Classic
Cookbook Club
Your favorite noodle dish just got a salad remix.
Sep 24, 2021
If You've Never Added Pineapple to Fried Rice, You're Missing OutRecipes
This Thai-style dish is loaded with flavor and texture.
Sep 20, 2021
Pepper Teigen's Sweet and Savory Thai Coconut Pancakes Are a Family Tradition
Brunch Fest
They're finished with a sweet coconut sauce, corn, and scallions.
May 1, 2021
Pepper Teigen Just Shared Her Chicken Wings Recipe, and It's Ridiculously GoodRecipes
Chrissy's mom's first cookbook recipe did *not* disappoint.
Jan 22, 2021
5-Ingredient Shrimp Lettuce Wraps Are a Low-Carb WinRecipes
Fresh and crunchy perfection.
Dec 7, 2020
Prik Khing Curry Paste Is the Pantry Ingredient I Count on for Flavorful Dinners
Taste Makers
This little can of curry paste adds a big punch to my cooking.
Jul 24, 2020
Grilled Eggplant with Prik Khing Curry Is My Family's Favorite Summer Side Recipes
The tender grilled planks get eaten up immediately.
Jul 24, 2020
The Impossibly Flavorful Clams Recipe My Family Makes on Repeat Recipes
Prik Khing curry paste does all the work for me.
Jul 24, 2020
Pulled Pork Lettuce Wraps Are Sweet, Savory, and Refreshing
Rollover Dinners
But best of all, they're easy on the cook.
Jul 23, 2020
Recipe: Chicken Curry in a HurryRecipes
It’s true: You can enjoy a satisfying Thai-style chicken curry on a weeknight without leaving home. I’ve pared down the classic recipe to the bare essentials, which means you can get this one-pot stew from stove to craw in less than 30 minutes. You’ll love the complex spices, fresh herbs, and creamy coconut milk base. Ladle this curry over a steaming bowl of cauliflower rice, and your supper will be Thai-rific!
Mar 30, 2020
Recipe: Anna Jones’ Raw Thai Citrus Crunch SaladRecipes
Shredded carrots have a firm crunch and sturdy bite that rival all other vegetables, and when they get thrown in a mix like this glorious salad, they are an essential supporting player. But it’s not just about the carrots and their sweetness here in this Thai-inspired hash — it’s also about the cabbage, the grapefruit, the zucchini, and so much more. Anna Jones is a cook and writer from London who got her start in Jamie Oliver’s restaurants and on his creative team.
Feb 7, 2020
Spicy Thai Chicken and Brown Rice BowlsRecipes
You'll want to eat the curried peanut sauce on everything.
Feb 5, 2020
Recipe: Vegan Stir-Fried Cabbage in Peanut SauceRecipes
Cabbage may be a humble ingredient, but that doesn’t make it any less interesting. There are so many varieties with different shapes, textures, and colors that it’s time to make cabbage the main attraction. In this vegan dish, sweet, tender Napa cabbage simmers in a coconut-peanut sauce. One bite and you’ll wonder why you don’t cook cabbage more often. This dish is essentially a quick cabbage braise.
Feb 5, 2020
The $3 Ingredient That Makes Tender, Flavorful Chicken Every TimeRecipes
Say goodbye to bland chicken forever.
Feb 4, 2020
Recipe: Rotisserie Chicken Coconut Curry SoupRecipes
There are times when only classic chicken noodle soup will do, and then there are other times when you crave chicken noodle soup 2.0 — this is for the latter.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Coconut-Galangal Chicken Soup (Tom Kha Kai)Recipes
Around the World in 30 Soups: This month we’re collaborating with chefs, cookbook authors, and our own Kitchn crew to share a globetrotting adventure in soups from countries and cuisines around the world. Today’s stop: Thailand. It’s tough to pick just one soup from Thailand. Leela Punyaratabandhu creates wonderful Thai food that is both accessible and delicious.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Thai Coconut SoupRecipes
This Thai coconut soup is one of my absolute favorite soups for the winter — heck, for any season! With temperatures here in Edmonton, Canada plummeting to -40°C over the last week, this soup — with its delicately sweet, salty, and spicy flavors — has become more than just a craving: it’s a necessity. I love its versatility and how easy it is to make, particularly if you’ve made the curry paste in advance.
Feb 3, 2020
Essential Weeknight Recipe: Thai Stir-Fried Greens with Oyster SauceRecipes
Thai stir-fried greens have been in my weeknight cooking repertoire since I began cooking. It’s the first Thai dish I ever prepared that tasted straight-outta-Thai-Town authentic, and it’s so simple, I make it — usually with rice and a Thai omelet — whenever I want a quick, flavorful dinner with lots of healthy leafy greens. I typically use some variety of sturdy Asian green vegetable, like Chinese broccoli or yu choy sum, pictured above.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Thai-Style Corn ChowderRecipes
This late-summer soup has all the components of your usual corn chowder, but adds a tantalizing twist with some of my favorite Thai flavors, like lemongrass, chili peppers, and coconut milk. While it keeps the comfort food nature of the original, the extra additions keep things interesting. This is also one of those meals I’m halfway through enjoying before I realize it happens to be gluten-free and vegan.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Thai Chicken Meatballs with Coconut Curry SauceRecipes
If you thought meatballs were reserved for spaghetti and marinara sauce, think again. This one-pot meal will change the way you see meatballs. The combination of lean and tender chicken meatballs and a spiced sauce, plus all the ingredients you love in Thai food — like warm curry, ginger, cilantro, basil, coconut milk, and more — bring big flavor to weeknight dinner.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Nigella Lawson’s Thai Turkey MeatballsRecipes
There’s been a jar of Thai green curry paste lurking in the back of my pantry for ages. Ages. Resolved to use it, I even brought it with me when I moved from Iowa back to New York. So when I opened up Nigella Lawson’s new book, “Simply Nigella,” and discovered this cheery dish that prominently features green Thai curry paste, I knew this is what this jar was waiting for.
Jan 29, 2020
Street Food for Dinner: Thai-Style Omelet (Kai Jeow)Recipes
Whether I’m trying to put a late-night dinner on the table or cooking for onekai jeow Fish sauce! Rather than salt, fish sauce is added to the beaten eggs, along with green onions, herbs or shallots. Some recipes for kai jeow also call for soy sauce, but I prefer a simple omelet of just eggs, fish sauce and a lot of sliced scallions. I also occasionally add ground pork or chicken for a slightly more substantial main dish.
Jan 29, 2020
How To Make Thai Iced TeaRecipes
Here’s the drink I’ll be sipping on all summer long: Thai iced tea! I used to reserve this refreshing drink for combatting the heat when I ordered spicy curries at Thai restaurants, but not anymore. I recently discovered that making your own Thai iced tea is surprisingly easy. Thai iced tea is a real treat. While regular iced tea can be somewhat mild, and served with the option of sweetened or unsweetened, Thai iced tea is more concentrated and flavorful.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Massaman Curry with BeefRecipes
Thai massaman curry — also known as matsaman or mussaman curry — is a creamy, mildly spicy, nutty, slow-cooked curry heavily influenced by Indian, Malaysian, and Persian cuisines. It is not originally a native Thai curry, but it’s been wonderfully assimilated into classic Thai cuisine. Massaman curry can be made with chicken, beef, or lamb, and it’s an elegant dish to serve for weeknight meals or dinner parties alike.
Jan 21, 2020
From Ajiaco to Za’atar: Around the World in 30 SoupsSkills
We've teamed up with chefs, cookbook authors, and our own Kitchn crew to share a globe-trotting adventure highlighting soups from across the globe.
Dec 3, 2019
How To Make Tom Kha Gai: The Best Method for Most Home CooksRecipes
Luckily for those of us who enjoy this Thai soup at restaurants, the hardest part of making tom kha gai at home is simply tracking down three special ingredients.
Nov 8, 2019
A Week of Easy Stir-Fried Dinners, Served with RiceRecipes
As a Chinese-American girl growing up on everything from pot roast and pasta to tofu and stir-fries, I’ve always had a rather eclectic appreciation for food. But for those really busy workweeks, I always find myself — in an unironically stereotypical sort of way — coming back to one basic strategy from my Chinese roots. I call it the “serve with rice” strategy.
Sep 12, 2019
Cold Coconut Rice Noodles with Poached Shrimp, Mango, and Thai ChileRecipes
This five-ingredient noodle salad strikes the perfect balance of sweet and savory, crunchy and tender.
Aug 30, 2019
This 10-Minute Chopped Salad Will Be Your New Favorite Make-Ahead LunchRecipes
It's tossed in an irresistible peanut butter dressing.
Jun 11, 2019
Recipe: Spaghetti Squash Pad ThaiRecipes
It has all the hallmarks of your favorite takeout pad Thai — except those spaghetti squash noodles are the star of the show.
Jun 9, 2019
A Week of Fast Dinners for Adventurous EatersRecipes
I’ll be completely honest: Being a food writer and photographer means my family is used to eating odd food at even odder times of the day. During the summer holidays, this is not much of an issue – my daughter will happily eat breakfast for dinner if I’ve been shooting pancakes in the bright afternoon light, or sit down for supper at 8 p.m. after I’ve taken advantage of the soft evening light to get a nicely shadowed shot.
Jun 9, 2019
Recipe Review: Coconut Fish Stew with Basil, But No Lemon GrassRecipes
Last week’s NY Times Dining section was heavy on the Easter goods, which might be why Melissa Clark’s Thai soup stuck in our mind as something different. We couldn’t wait to try it, and even though we couldn’t get a stalk of lemon grass at our nearest market, the soup was exactly what we wanted — spicy, sweet, and full of fragrant green herbs. Clark’s inspiration was some leftover, takeout tom yum soup that she brought to life with coconut milk.
Jun 5, 2019
Recipe: Cool and Spicy Fish and Cucumber SaladRecipes
This fish salad takes its cues from laab – the sour lime, the spicy chilies – but it’s lighter and sweeter than traditional pork laab, with plain white fish as the base, and strips of julienned cucumber tossed in for a sweet, cool crunch. If you like your food spicy, throw in a few more chilies. There’s just an edge of heat in this – just enough to make it great with a icy cold, pale beer.
May 3, 2019
Inside the Spice Cabinet: ShisoSkills
Also known as Japanese basil, perilla and beefsteak, shiso has a unique aromatic fragrance and pairs well with everything from fried foods to lean sushi, and dishes with robust flavor. Taste: Spicy, sweet Most Popular Use: Fish, meat, vegetables Shiso is a member of the mint family and has large teardrop-shaped leaves with serrated edges. Have you ever had sushi that was accompanied by a fresh green leaf? Perhaps you assumed it was a garnish, like parsley, and didn’t touch it.
May 3, 2019
Inside the Spice Cabinet: Makrut Lime LeavesSkills
These distinctly aromatic leaves, sometimes referred to simply as lime leaves, have a unique lemon-lime flavor that you may have experienced if you’ve ever eaten Thai food. Taste: Sour Most Popular Use: Sauces, soups Native to Southeast Asia, makrut lime leaves can be used fresh, dried, or even frozen. The deep green leaves are quite tough, with an intense, fresh citrus aroma. Fresh leaves can keep for several days in the refrigerator, but if you wait too long, they will turn brown.
May 3, 2019
Ingredient Spotlight: Fish SauceSkills
Called nam pla in Thailand and nuoc mam in Vietnam, fish sauce is an essential seasoning ingredient in many Southeast Asian dishesFish sauce is made from salted, fermented fish. Anchovies are typical, but other kinds of seafood are sometimes used. The exact method and recipe can differ from region to region and country to country depending on what is traditional or readily available.Counter-intuitively, the longer the fish are fermented, the less fishy tasting the resulting sauce.
May 2, 2019
How To Make Thai Mango with Coconut Sticky RiceRecipes
One of the pleasures of home cooking is discovering that favorite, longed-for foods are not so out of reach, after all. Mango and sticky rice is one of these favorite foods — a dessert treat I would order whenever I could in Thai restaurants. But more often than not, it was unavailable. It wasn’t the mango season, they would explain, or they didn’t care to make such a common, homestyle dish. I craved it, but rarely ate it. Then I realized that I was being very, very silly.
May 2, 2019
Recipe: Slow Cooker Coconut and Green Curry PorkRecipes
Not only is this one of the easiest Thai-inspired curries you’ll ever make, but it also delivers that deep, spiced flavor you expect with this kind of meal. The slow cooker works its magic, infusing a hearty pork shoulder with the pungent aromas of green curry paste and rich, warm coconut milk. It does all the heavy lifting, leaving you with a fragrant sauce and meat so tender it falls apart with the touch of your fork. The secret ingredient to this pork curry is Thai green curry paste.
May 2, 2019
What Can I Make With This Thai Culinary Stock?Skills
Q: I bought some Thai culinary stock last weekend at the grocery store. I’m not exactly sure what vegetarian dishes I can create with it.Does anyone have an idea?Sent by ChrisEditor: Readers, have any of you ever tried this? We think it must be good for soup and stews — any suggestions?Next question?
May 2, 2019
Recipe: Thai Red Curry MusselsRecipes
I love to set a big bowl of freshly-steamed mussels down in the middle of a dinner party and watch what happens. Some guests dive in with gleeful abandon while the shellfish newbies hang back to see how it’s done. Either way, soon everyone is grabbing mussels from the bowl, slurping from the shells, and fighting over the last chunks of bread to sop up the sauce. It’s a happy, playful, messy scene that never fails to get the party going.
May 2, 2019
Thai Recipe: Spicy Glass Noodles with Crispy Pork (Yum Woon Sen)Recipes
Among the other flamboyantly garnished and highly aromatic plates being handed around the table at a Thai dinner a few weeks ago, this one seemed rather Plain Jane. An unassuming bowl of slippery noodles sprinkled with what looked like crispy pork and crushed peanuts? But one bite was all it took — it was love at first spicy-tangy-sweet forkful. Since that fateful dinner, I’ve become rather obsessed with this Thai noodle dish.
May 2, 2019
7 Refreshing Asian-Style BeveragesRecipes
All week we’re sharing Asian food recipes and inspiration here at The Kitchn. Here are some refreshing drinks to sip alongside your East, South, and Southeast Asian meals – or just to cool down on a hot summer day.
May 2, 2019
Recipe: Egg Noodles with Rich Chicken Curry Sauce (Khao Soi)Recipes
Egg noodles and curry might seem like an unlikely combination, but if you’ve ever tried the Burmese-influenced Thai dish khao soi, you know the two were meant to be. A popular street dish in Northern Thailand, khao soi isn’t often found in restaurants abroad, but not to worry.
May 2, 2019
Recipe: Green Papaya Pad ThaiRecipes
I recently had the best Pad Thai of my life. It was one of those restaurant meals where the person cooking takes us under her wing and simply says, “How about I just cook for you?” Chef Ngamprom “Hong” Thaimee of Ngam in NYC’s East Village then brought out plate after plate of regional Thai cuisine from her native Chiang Mai, Thailand, and I was floored.
May 2, 2019
15 Basic Ingredients for Cooking All Kinds of East Asian FoodSkills
There’s nothing like that moment when you taste an Asian dish you made at home and pump your fist in the air because it tastes just like take-out! It’s not hard to get that authentic flavor; all it takes are the right ingredients. Fully stocking an Asian pantry can seem intimidating, but with just 15 basic ingredients, you can make a wide variety of recipes from China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, and beyond.
May 2, 2019
Pok Pok by Andy Ricker with JJ GoodePeople
Pok Pok: Food and Stories from the Streets, Homes, and Roadside Restaurants of Thailand is one of those books that created an immediate buzz when it was released this fall. And no wonder: this well-researched, thoroughly-tested, and beautifully presented book is sure to be in high rotation with any cook who loves eating and cooking Thai food.
May 2, 2019
I Spent All Day Shopping So I Could Cook from Pok Pok, and It Was Worth It.People
Cookbook: Pok Pok: Food and Stories from the Streets, Homes, and Roadside Restaurants of Thailand by Andy Ricker with J.J. Goode Overall Impression: The Thai cookbook I’ve been waiting for. A little maddening in the demands it makes on the cook, but oh the food! We all have have gateway foods and recipes, the ones that led us into a deeper interest in cooking. Mine was Thai food.
May 2, 2019
Pad Thai Spring Rolls: So You Never Have to ChooseRecipes
One of life’s greatest dilemmas is deciding whether to make pad Thai or spring rolls for dinner. Pad Thai is warm and comforting, while spring rolls are crisp and light — but what if you’re in the mood for both? Now, thanks to these pad Thai spring rolls, you don’t have to choose. You start by tossing rice noodles in the signature sweet-tangy pad Thai sauce, made with tamarind, soy sauce, sugar, and lime.
May 1, 2019