Thailand for farang

Spaghetti kee mao

‘Kee Mao’ literally means ‘shit wasted’. Spicy food is believed to be a good way to help you sober up. I like the story behind it because I do for a fact know that spicy food really does prevent a hangover. But besides from that it’s an awesome dish. It’s a great way of using and European pasta with Thai flavours. Don’t only try this when you’re drunk/hung over, because it’s really delicious.

Kee-Mao-banner Klik hier voor het recept in het Nederlands. (Dutch version of the recipe.)


  • 12 prawns
  • 2 small squids
  • 500 gr cooked spaghetti
  • A hand full of holy basil leaves
  • Some baby corn
  • 4 fresh pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 small Thai chillies
  • 2 big red chillies
  • 2 cloves of garlic



  1. Clean the prawns and squid.
  2. Cut the squid in equal rings.
  3. Wash and cut the baby corn in pieces of preference.
  4. Chop the thai red chillies.
  5. Peel the garlic and chop it.
  6. ash the holy basil and pick the leaves.
  7. Cut the big red chillies into diagonal rings.


Preparation method

  1. Heat oil in a wok. Once the oil is hot, add the garlic and Thai chilies. Stir fry briefly.
  2. Add the baby corn and stir fry.
  3. Add the sauces and sugar and stir.
  4. Add the prawns and stir fry until they turn slightly pink.
  5. Add the squid and big red chillies and stir fry briefly.
  6. Add the spaghetti and mix it well. If it seems to be too dry, add a little water.
  7. Put the leaves into the wok and stir a few times until the leaves start to weaken.

In this dish you can substitute the seafood by other meat. You can make either pieces of pig, chicken, veal, other fish or beef. Or you can keep it vegetarian and use more vegetables. If you add other vegetables, avoid vegetables with a dominant flavor (for example peppers).


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