Easy Thai recipes aren’t expensive at all if you know what ingredients to use and how to use them wisely. We travelled through Thailand for 7 weeks and were continuously astonished by how easy, simple and frugal Thai food is.
There’s one dish we’ll never forget. We had lunch at a shack near the
boat pier in Thanon up north and ordered a chicken and cauliflower
stirfry dish. We can assure you its simplicity and flavor were at the
verge of moving us so much. This is one of the many fantastic culinary
discoveries we took back with us. Surely it would be a real shame to
come home and forget about all these fantastic experiences.
This chapter is a treasure trove to keep our fondest memories close, sometimes backed up by an anecdote or some background information. We try to keep the recipes as authentic as possible but not surprisingly some Thai products might be hard(er) to find around both your and our place. In that case we try to provide you with a worthy substitute to cook with instead.
If you’re anxious to learn more about Thai cuisine, please visit our
Thai Ingredients and herbs chapter. Our goal is not to over impress you
with information about every possible culinary element you can find in
Thailand. We want to keep it simple and assemble a nice summary based on
our Thai recipe collection and its most frequently used ingredients.
It is very simple, really: Thai cooking is such fun so enjoy it! And
it’s very healthy by the way. Even vegetarians can easily thrive
there without any problem. The variety of food and dishes is
overwhelming. Let’s not forget: the creativity of some Thai chefs was
mind blowing at times. In our case it was impossible to find a dish we
didn’t like at all. Well, the omelette with ants larvae was pretty