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5 Thai Recipes for a Burst of Flavor

Do you often crave a zesty, spicy meal? Or are you more of a sweet-savory foodie? Whatever your flavor preference, Thai food has such a variety that it will definitely satisfy your taste buds. 

After all, Thailand is known as “the kitchen of the world,” and for all the right reasons. Thai cuisine masterfully blends rich, flavorful ingredients with aromatic spices to create dishes that tantalize the palate and delight the senses. Besides, the lemony tang in these dishes, the spicy kick, and the nutty undertones all lend a unique twist to the meals that can make any food lover’s heart flutter. 

So, if you’re ready to whip up some delicious Thai meals in your kitchen, here are five recipes to make your mealtimes mouthwateringly delicious. 

1. Thai Instant Pot Yellow Curry  
This sweet coconut curry is the perfect marriage of warm yellow curry and a medley of vegetables. This perfect weeknight dinner takes only about 30 minutes to prepare. 

You need:  

  • Vegetable oil 
  • Onion 
  • Red bell peppers 
  • Garlic and ginger 
  • chicken breast cubes 
  • Yukon Gold potatoes 
  • Zucchini  
  • Yellow curry paste 
  • Coconut milk cream and liquid 
  • Fish and soy sauce 
  • Lime juice 
  • Brown sugar 
  • Fine sea salt 

Set the Instant Pot to sauté mode adjusted to high. Add oil and sauté the vegetables for 3 minutes. Next, scoop the coconut milk cream and add it to the pot. Stir in the curry paste and cook until it darkens. 

Add chicken, potatoes, zucchini, coconut milk liquid, fish sauce, soy sauce, lime juice, and brown sugar to the pot. Stir everything well, and pressure cook on high for 5 minutes. Garnish and serve. This Thai instant pot yellow curry will surely leave everyone in awe.  

2. Tom Yum Goong Soup  
This classic Thai soup is a tangy mix of lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves and prawns. The hot and sour flavors make it a real treat for the taste buds.  

You need:  

  • Vegetable oil  
  • Garlic and ginger  
  • Lemongrass stalks  
  • Kaffir limes leaves  
  • Cherry tomatoes  
  • Mushrooms  
  • Prawns or shrimp, shelled and deveined  
  • Tom yum paste  
  • Fish sauce  
  • Lime juice  
  • Chili flakes  
  • Cilantro leaves for garnish  

First, heat the oil in a pan over medium heat. Sauté garlic and ginger for 1 minute. Then add lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves and cherry tomatoes. Stir for another 3 minutes until fragrant.  

Add mushrooms to the pan and sauté for 2 minutes more. Add the prawns or shrimp to the pan and cook for 2 minutes. Then, stir in the tom yum paste, fish sauce, lime juice, and chili flakes. Cook for another minute until everything is well combined. Serve the soup hot with Jasmine rice and garnish with cilantro leaves.  

3. Moo Ping (Thai Grilled Pork Skewers) 
Are you ready for an authentic Thai treat? These savory pork skewers are the perfect party snack or appetizer.  

You need:  

  • Pork shoulder, cut into cubes  
  • Garlic, finely chopped  
  • Cilantro stems and leaves  
  • White sugar  
  • Fish sauce or soy sauce  

Soak the wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes. Then, thread pork cubes onto the skewers and set aside.  
Mix garlic, cilantro stems and leaves, sugar, and fish sauce or soy sauce in a bowl. Brush the marinade onto the pork skewers evenly.  

Heat a charcoal grill or preheat oven to 375F. Grill or bake the pork skewers for 8-10 minutes until cooked. Serve hot with a side of sticky rice and extra marinade for dipping.  

4. Pad See Ew 
Are you craving for some savory noodles? Pad See Ew is a classic Thai dish you can whip up quickly.  

You need:  

  • Rice noodles  
  • Thinly sliced pork or chicken  
  • Garlic 
  • Eggs  
  • Vegetables (broccoli, carrots, Chinese broccoli, etc.)  
  • Soy sauce  
  • Fish sauce  
  • White sugar  
  • Sesame oil  

Prepare the rice noodles by soaking them in hot water for 10 minutes. Drain and set aside. Mix the soy sauce, fish sauce, sugar, and sesame oil in a bowl. Set aside.  

Heat some oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and stir fry until fragrant. Add the pork or chicken and stir fry until it is mostly cooked. Push the meat to one side of the wok and add eggs on the other side. Scramble the eggs until nearly cooked, then mix them with the rest of the ingredients.  

Add noodles and vegetables to the wok and pour in the sauce mixture. Stir everything together for a few minutes until the noodles are cooked through.  

5. Coconut Mango Tapioca Pudding 
This sweet and creamy dessert is an absolute must-have after a hearty meal.  

You need:  

  • Tapioca pearls  
  • Coconut milk  
  • Mangoes (ripe) 
  • Sugar  
  • Salt 

To make the pudding, take a medium-sized bowl and soak the tapioca pearls in enough water to cover them. Let the pearls soak overnight or for a minimum of 8 hours. 

Strain and rinse the tapioca pearls in cold water, then set aside. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the coconut milk with sugar and salt and bring to a simmer. Once the mixture is simmering, add the tapioca pearls and stir for about 8-10 minutes until fully cooked.  

Remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes. Peel, pit, and dice mangoes into small cubes and gently fold them in the pudding mixture.  

Transfer to individual bowls or plates and keep it in the refrigerator until ready to serve. 

 If there’s any cuisine that captures the essence of Southeast Asian cooking, it’s Thai food. The intense flavors and aromas make you go crazy for more. So, whip up some of the most popular dishes like Thai instant pot yellow curry, moo ping, and pad see ew to enjoy hearty meals. If you love soups, the tom yum goong soup will make you crave more. And for dessert, prepare the coconut mango tapioca pudding and feel the deliciousness with every bite. All these delicious recipes are easy to make and require only a few ingredients that you can find in most grocery stores. So, get creative and enjoy the most-loved flavors of Thai cuisine right at home.


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