Coconut Rice – Nasi Lemak

Nasi Lemak

Nasi Lemak, or coconut rice, is a Malaysian side dish served throughout the day. Nasi Lemak is so popular that it is considered the country’s national dish. The rice is lightly flavored with ginger, coconut milk and pandan leaves. Pandan leaves are very common in Malaysian cooking and add a light floral note to the dish. … Read more

Vietnamese Spring Rolls – Chả Giò

Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Vietnamese Spring Rolls are an addictive appetizer that are much lighter than their Chinese Egg Roll cousins. This is because the rice paper wrapper used to make the spring rolls is lighter and results in a more crsipy delicate skin. The same rice paper wrapper is also used to make the refreshing Vietnamese Fresh Spring … Read more

Thai Drunken Noodles – Pad Kee Mao

Thai Drunken Noodles

There are several theories as to how this spicy dish earned the name Drunken Noodles. Some claim that the spicy, salty, starchy dish is the perfect cure for a hangover. Other stories hail the noodle dish as the perfect accompaniment to Thai beer. A favorite beer variety here, Chang, is known as having a higher than … Read more

Spicy Thai Basil Chicken

Thai Chicken with Holy Basil

This is a versatile Thai recipe that easily be made vegetarian and either hot or mild, depending on your taste. But what isn’t easily interchangeable is the Thai basil. The unique flavor gives this dish a fresh and distinctly Thai flavor that you won’t be able to replicate by using another form of basil. Luckily, … Read more

Vietnamese Spring Rolls with Shrimp and Peanut Sauce

Vietnamese Spring Rolls

We order these spring rolls almost every time we go to our favorite Thai restaurant. So it came as a bit of a surprise during a visit to Southeast Asia that the recipe is actually one from Vietnam. But no matter what the origin, these fresh spring rolls always make me feel like I have had … Read more

Thai Green Chicken Curry and Fresh Green Curry Paste

Green Curry with Chicken

This Thai Chicken Green Curry gets its lush green color from the chilies used in the chile paste. Thai food is known for its balance of flavors and textures. In this Thai green chicken curry recipe, that balance is achieved with the sweetness of palm sugar, tartness of tamarind and lime leaves, and spiciness from … Read more

Tom Kha Gai Soup – Thai Chicken in Coconut Milk

Tom Kha Gai Soup

Tom Kha Gai (or Chicken in Coconut Milk Soup) is a recipe where all of the favorite flavors of Thailand come together. Fresh ginger, lemongrass, chili peppers and lime leaves combined with creamy coconut milk is one delicious bowl of Thai soup. Despite the complexity of flavors in this dish, its actually quite easy to … Read more

Beef Massaman Curry (Matsaman Curry)

Massaman Curry Recipe

We had our first taste of Massaman curry (or Matsaman curry) during a trip to Thailand several years ago. The flavor completely took us by surprise and it has since become one of our favorite Thai dishes. It’s use of cinnamon, star anise and cardamom gives it an unusual flavor that sets it apart from other … Read more

Pad Thai Noodles

Pad Thai Noodle Recipe

Pad Thai is one of our favorite Thai noodle dishes. It’s slightly sweet flavor along with the tangy lime and crunchy peanuts are a winning combination that puts this comfort food at the top of many people’s favorite Thai dishes. And best of all, it’s really easy to make this dish at home.  4 Servings Pin … Read more

Tom Yum Soup

Tom Yum Soup

This classic Thai soup has always been a favorite at our house, but the first time my husband and I made it ourselves was during a Thai cooking class in Bangkok. We were first treated to a tour through the market where we were able to shop like locals and see all of the exotic fresh ingredients. The … Read more