Thai Food Terms You Must Know

Thai Food Terms You Must Know

Love Thai food, but are unfamiliar with the Thai language? Then you’ll need to learn some basic Thai food terms. But first, let’s cover a bit of background about Thailand. Thailand is a country in Southeast Asia. It is bordered by Myanmar (Burma) along the...
Kai Jeow: the puffy Thai omelet from the streets

Kai Jeow: the puffy Thai omelet from the streets

Kai jeow (also spelled as khai jiao, khai jiaw, kai jeaw or kai jiew) is a traditional Thai fried omelet. What makes it unique is its puffed-up texture which is created by frying whisked eggs in hot oil. It is normally mixed with fish sauce and green onions but can...
Pad See Ew: the Thai dish for non-spicy eaters

Pad See Ew: the Thai dish for non-spicy eaters

Pad see ew (also seen as pad see eiw) is a traditional Thai dish made of flat stir-fried noodles, gai lan (Chinese broccoli) and a choice of pork, beef, chicken or shrimp. It is flavored with a mix of soy sauces and oyster sauce. “Pad” means “stir...
Drunken Noodles: get a kick from these spicy noods

Drunken Noodles: get a kick from these spicy noods

Drunken noodles a.k.a. pad kee mao is a popular Thai dish made of stir-fried noodles mixed in with vegetables and either pork, beef, chicken or shrimp. It often plays second fiddle along with pad see ew to the crowd-favorite pad thai. It’s best characterized by...
Goong Sarong: these prawns are all Thai’d up

Goong Sarong: these prawns are all Thai’d up

Where Can I Get it?  |  How Can I Make It? What is goong sarong?  Goong sarong is a Thai appetizer made of cooked shrimp or prawns wrapped in crispy noodles.  It’s usually accompanied by a chili sauce to dip the prawns in....

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