Thai Cooking Recipes
and Thai Cuisine Ingredients

All Thai Cooking Recipes need Ingredients.

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The special combination of

 • spices

 •herbs

used in Thai cooking is what gives Thai food its very unique character and tastes.

Most of the ingredients needed for your Thai cooking is available in oriental markets all over the world.

Many larger regular supermarkets carry Thai cooking ingredients these days because of the growing popularity of Thai cooking.

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Main Ingredients For Thai Recipes


There are a lot more ingredients used in a complete Thai cuisine than listed here but these will be sufficient for most Thai Cooking Recipes. We will cover the most popular Ingredients;

  • Rice is eaten all over asia and of course in Thailand. Rice is a staple food which means it is eaten regularly.
  • Sweet Rice - Sweet Rice also known as sticky rice. In most parts of Thailand used for deserts. In Issan-the northeastern-it is a staple. Called sticky because of its sticky texture.
  • Mangos - Found all over Thailand in deserts, juices and salads. It's sweet and can be eaten ripe or green.
  • Galangal - Mostly used in Thai soup and curry paste. Available as a powder , whole, cut and sometimes frozen.
  • Chilli-perhaps the Queen of spicy flavors used in Thai cooking, the most popular comes from the smallest of chillies, prik kee noo.
  • Curry Paste - Curry paste is the foundation of Thai curry. There are many kinds of curry used in a Thai cuisine. Red, green, yellow and Penang curry paste being the most famous.
  • Thai Sweet Basil - Two varieties of this fragrant herb are used to enhance Thai seafood dishes and curry dishes. Available fresh and dried. Added generously in whole leaves to green and red curries and spicy stir-fried dishes.
  • Fish Sauce - Essential for many Thai dishes. Fish Sauce or-naam plah-is used mainly in sauces andas a substitutes for salt. There are many different brand each with their distinctive taste.
  • Coconut Milk - Coconut milk is a sweet, milky white cooking base derived from the meat of a coconut. Used in Curry dishes deserts and drinks.
  • Kaffir Lime Leaves - Used extensively in Thai cooking and is an important herb in preparing curry dishes. Available fresh, dry and frozen.
  • Lemongrass- Used in many Thai soups. A common ingredient in Thai cooking, lemongrass provides a lemon flavor and aroma to many Thai dishes.
  • Thai Rice Noodles -Also known as Rice stick noodles. Noodles made from rice flour and usually served with Thai curries.

Enjoy playing around with these ingredients and making your very own Thai food!

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