Som Tam is traditionally made with thinly sliced, raw, green papaya. However, as this ingredient is only available in specialist grocers we have replaced the papaya with sliced apples and carrots.
This is a very traditional and authentic tasting curry and is very versatile.
This is a very traditional spicy and sour Thai soup. It is best made using fresh ingredients and also works well with prawns. If you can’t find Thai Basil, regular Basil will work well also.
This is a popular homely dish prepared in many Thai households, in many cases, to cater for unexpected guests at mealtimes. It is quick and easy to prepare and delicious in it simplicity. Many supermarkets sell whole dried chillies but if unobtainable, fresh red chillies are a good substitute.
There are many versions of this ever popular street food but the vital ingredients are; good quality stock, lime juice, chillies and fresh herbs to garnish. A meal in a bowl, this recipe is quick and easy to prepare using a Tom Yum soup base. Recipe is for one so do double quantities if cooking … Continued
Kaffir lime leaves combined with red curry paste, give this dish a distinctive aroma and flavour. As it is a relatively dry dish, we suggest that it is served with another, more watery curry, perhaps a green chicken curry. Prawns may be replaced with a firm white fish which has been lightly pan-fried.
Owing to its proximity to the sea and lengthy coastlines, Thailand’s cuisine has an abundance of seafood dishes. For versatility we have used a frozen seafood medley easily available in many supermarkets. The dressing can be made in advance and refrigerated until required.
A popular dish for a special occasion, this curry is quick to prepare because it is made with roasted duck. Unusual additions of sweet lychees and cherry tomatoes counteract the richness of the duck meat and curry gravy. Feel free to use pineapple instead of lychees if preferred.
This is a typical Thai dessert. Choose bananas that are not too ripe as they need to hold their shape after cooking. This simple dessert is traditionally eaten warm, and sometimes as a snack. Remember to treat coconut milk as you would fresh milk or cream and refrigerate any that is left over. The addition … Continued
This is a refreshing dish with a combination of contrasting flavours. Sam Rod literally means spicy, sweet and sour (three tastes). Do replace whole fish with fish steaks if preferred. If fish such as cod is used, we suggest it be pan fried instead.