Thai Recipes for Home Cooking & Pok Pok Recipes from Chef Andy Ricker

Welcome to our Thai recipes section. Thai cuisine is adaptable, innovative and dynamic. The best Thai cooking uses the freshest ingredients available to create the unique Thai taste. This taste can be defined as the use of all 5 flavors: spicy, sweet, salty, bitter and sour. Only Thai cuisine brings out all of these flavors to play together harmoniously in a meal. Cooking Thai food should be sanook - fun! Cooking can be meditative, relaxing and enjoyable. Especially when the recipes are not complex and turn out tasty.

Get started with our home style Thai recipes for Pad Thai, Sticky Rice, Curry & Satay.

Recipes by Category  

Curry:

Rice & Bread:

Noodles:

Salads:

Soup:

Appetizers:

Desserts:

Beverages:

To Eat with Rice:

One Click Cooking:

Fundamentals:

Other Asian Recipes:

Vegetarian:

Beef:

Chicken & Poultry:

Fish & Shrimp:

Pork:

About Thai Recipes  

Most of the Thai recipes here are not elaborate but good useful everyday food that can be prepared with a reasonable expenditure of time and labor.

These recipes are mainly home-style i.e. not in the palace tradition. Written for Westerners working with limited time and using ingredients available in the United States (esp. if you use shop in our online Thai food market).

That said, the recipe should be a only a rough guideline. Thai recipes are highly adaptable. The characteristic flavors of Thai food come from the methods of cooking and ingredients used, not from precise quantities of the main seasonings. This means you should adapt the quantities, especially of things like fish sauce, garlic, and chilies, to suit your own tastes.

Like all great cuisines, the foods in season should be the most important factor to determine what to cook. If a certain ingredient is not available where you live, visit our online Thai food market, try a a substitute, or leave it out entirely. With imagination, experimentation, and knowledge, with constant tasting, you can cook delicious Thai food in the West.

Basic knowledge of the balance of the five flavors is key. There are many variations of any one Thai recipe, it depends on the cook, the season, the availability of ingredients, and the region.

Try a basic menu to get started.

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