5 Favorite Thai Dishes

Whip up these 5 classic dishes, from pad thai to coconut soup.

  • Pad Thai with Tofu
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro

    Pad Thai with Tofu

    You can make Thailand's most popular noodle dish in just minutes. Topped with peanuts and fresh sprouts, it's a great dish to share with the whole family. Pad Thai is delicious the next day, so be sure to make extra!
  • Thai Chicken Coconut Soup (Tom Kha Gai)
    Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Randy Mon

    Thai Chicken Coconut Soup (Tom Kha Gai)

    Chicken coconut soup is actually light and packed with flavor. Cilantro and kaffir lime add freshness that you won't be able to get enough of.
  • Yam Nuea Yang (Spicy Beef Salad)
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro

    Yam Nuea Yang (Spicy Beef Salad)

    This main-dish salad is hearty, yet crisp and refreshing at the same time. Ripe tomatoes sprinkled with chopped cilantro, lime juice, and red chiles add great flavor to the lean flank steak.
  • Thai Chicken in Cabbage Leaves
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Thai Chicken in Cabbage Leaves

    This dish makes a great appetizer or light main course and features ground chicken or turkey with hints of lime and spices.
  • Thai Green Curry Mussels
    Randy Mayor

    Thai Green Curry Mussels

    Green curry paste adds an explosion of flavors, including lime, ginger, and lemongrass. It can be a little spicy, so use just a small amount to start and add to taste. Shrimp, chicken, or beef can be substituted for the mussels.

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