Thailand for farang


When cooking Thai food it is important to use the fundamental tastes sour, sweet, salty, bitter and spicy…. Read about Thai food culture.

All my recipes are written in English and Dutch. For the Dutch version you need to open the recipe in English and find the link to the Dutch version below the banner.

Yam Khai Dao

(Spicy Fried Egg Salad)

Yam Khai Dao is incredibly easy to make but yet so delicious! It’s a bit spicy, sour and refreshing. It’s definitely not just a...

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Moo Manao

(Pork with Lime Salad)

Moo manao is a sour, salty and spicy dish. It’s very refreshing on a hot day. Your at your first bite you’ll be thinking...

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Khai yad sai

(Thai stuffed omelet)

Eggs in Thailand are never dull. Of all the various egg recipes, this is one that looks complicated but it actually isn’t. It’s a...

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Khao Phad Kung

(Fried rice with shrimp)

Khao Phad Kung is an easy and very tasty dish. Thais normally leave the tails and sometimes even the whole scale of the scampi’s...

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Yum woon sen

(Spicy glass noodle salad)

Yum woon sen is a cold dish. In thailand it is a side dish but for Europeans it can be a main course as...

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Nam jim seafood

(dip sauce for seafood)

It’s just a dip sauce you’ll think, but you can’t be more wrong. This dip sauce is the perfect addition to any seafood. Thai...

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Nam jim yeaw

(Dip sauce for grilled/barbecued meat)

Nam Jim Jeaw is my favorite of dip sauces. Maybe because I’m a bit of a carnivore, but the flavour of this dipsauce is...

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Kaeng phet gai

(Red curry with chicken)

Red curry, got to love this. Even if you don’t like spicy food, you should try a less spicy version. It’s a great balance...

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Spaghetti kee mao

(Spicy spaghetti with holy basil)

‘Kee Mao’ literally means ‘shit wasted’. Spicy food is believed to be a good way to help you sober up. I like the story...

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Larb Moo

(Spicy minced meat salad)

Larb Moo or Laab Moo is a spicy, sour and refreshing minced pork salade. Whenever I need something from my husband or I just...

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Khao pad krapow moo klook

(Baked rice with miced meat and holy basil)

Khao Pad Krapow Moo Klook is actually just a different way of eating Pad Krapow Moo. It’s has a milder taste, but still has...

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Hoi lai pad nam prik pao

(Sauteed clams with chili paste and sweet basil)

Hoi lai pad nam prik pao is safe to eat as long as you don’t open the ones that are closed. I love the...

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Khai jiew moo sap

(Omelet with minced pork)

Khai jiew moo sap or Kai jiew moo sap (if you want to pronounce it wrong) is a very easy but tasty side dish....

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Pad priew waan

(sweet and sour vegetables)

This is a version with only vegetables, but Pad priew waan is usually combined with fried chicken or breaded fish. I’m of fan of...

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Moo mak tod

(Marinated fried pork)

I’ve been eating Moo Mak Tod ever since I could eat meat. There are many ways Thai marinade their pork, but this is my...

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tang kwa pad khai

(Stir fried cucumber with egg)

I’m not that much a fan of vegetables. I know, it’s quite wrong to say so while I’m a foodie. I do eat them...

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Moo tod kratiem

(Fried pork with garlic)

I love Moo Tod Kratiem! It’s such a simple yet so delicious dish. The crispy meat with the excessive amount of garlic is just...

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Tom yam kung

(Prawn soup with lemongrass)

Tom Yam Kung can almost be considered a signature dish of Thailand. It has the perfect balance between spicy, sour and salty. It has...

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Cha manao yen

(Thai lemon iced tea)

Cha Manao Yen is my favorite Thai beverage. It doesn’t matter if it’s morning, noon or evening, I can always drink this. The best...

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Tom jued woon sen

(Vermicelli soup)

If you’re not a fan of unfamiliar flavours or spicy food, this is the dish for you! Tom jued woon sen normally isn’t spicy,...

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Pad krapow moo

(Stir fried minced meat with holy basil)

Pad Krapow Moo is my all time favorite dish! I prefer the version with pork, like I wrote here, but even the ones with...

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