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Are you craving authentic Thai recipes? Then you've come to the right place. We've rounded up seven popular Thai dishes that cover a spectrum of flavors so you can have fun making your favorite takeout meals at home.
What You'll Need to Make These Authentic Thai Recipes
Staple ingredients of Thai cuisine include fish sauce, kaffir lime leaves, ginger, lemongrass and galangal (a member of the ginger family). Another vital component of Thai dishes are curry pastes made from a either green, yellow or red chilies blended with spices and aromatics like shallots.
All of these ingredients are easily available at Asian markets and once you have them on hand you'll be able to make these and other authentic Thai recipes in a snap.
Thai Green Papaya Salad
Unripe papaya has a tangy and sour taste perfect for blending with bean sprouts, peppers, shrimp and long beans.
Grilled Thai Chicken
The secret to making this succulent Thai grilled chicken is the fragrant lemongrass marinade.
Tom Yum Soup
Tom yum is a comforting and spicy soup flavored with ginger, galangal, lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves.
Thai Red Duck Curry
Sliced duck breast is simmered with red curry paste, coconut milk, kaffir lime leaves and fish sauce for a satisfying curry you can enjoy with rice.
Yellow Chicken Curry
Another authentic Thai recipe that should be on your list is yellow chicken curry. The secret is in adding the Thai basil at the end of the cooking process so it wilts but doesn't brown.
Perhaps the most popular Thai takeout dish. This noodle recipe is tangy, spicy and very filling.
Sticky Rice with Mango
This traditional Thai dessert features sticky rice cooked in coconut milk and served with fresh slices of mango.