The best Thai dishes you'll ever eat, available now on Plate Up!
Thai cuisine is a great source of both taste and cultural history. Thai food brings together the boldness of Thai flavors with the unique blend of spices, herbs, and sauces that has become hallmarks of Thai culture. This rich, traditional cuisine was born out of necessity when Thailand was ruled by different kingdoms and fought for their independence from foreign invaders. Nowadays, it’s more than just a way to spice up your meal; it's part of a way of life in Thailand.
Thais are famous for their spicy, pungent cuisine. Their food is made with a variety of strong-flavored herbs and spices that can leave you feeling satisfied in more ways than one. All of these flavors play a role in their dishes and are some of the most common ingredients used in Thai cooking.
If you're looking for a new way to try Thai cuisine, there are many options. As the author of this blog post, I've done my best to outline some recipes for Thai food dishes that are available on the Plateup app, suited to fit your taste buds. We've got a range of curries and noodles, so we have plenty of options!
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Regional Thai Cuisine
Thai cuisine is a diverse blend of flavors and spices, including complex herbs and spices, sour flavor profiles, and the usage of fish sauce. Thai cooking can be divided into four general types: northern, central, southern and northeastern. Northern Thai cooking is known for its use of fresh basil leaves, lemongrass stalks, cilantro roots and kaffir lime leaves. Southern Thai cooking is known for its use of galangal root, dried red chilies and palm sugar. Central Thai cooking uses a wide variety of curry pastes along with turmeric root, shallots and garlic. Eastern Thai cooking uses cumin seeds as one of its main ingredients.
Thai Red Salmon Curry with Rice
This is a really fragrant dish that draws on some of the flavours that are unique to Thailand. There's notes of lime leaves, lemon, garlic, nam-pla (fish sauce), chilli, coconut, ginger, spring onion that all come through to accompany the salmon and served with a side of brown rice. Thai red curry recipe is originates from central Thailand and draws it’s colour from the red chillies used in the curry.
Thai Red Lamb Curry with Cauliflower Rice - Maple & Co
A dinner so good, it was featured on This Morning! This dish takes a bit of extra time to cook, but it is so worth the wait. The red curry looks amazing and is perfectly easy to make. It’s so good you’d want to make a few extra servings and freeze the leftovers for another time.
This easy vegan curry is inspired by central Thai cooking. A delicious, fragrant and creamy vegan Thai green curry with pieces of tofu and crispy vegetables. Traditionally Thai recipes are not often vegan because they contain fish sauce. However this recipe has been made so that you can enjoy this wonderful cuisine without missing the aromatic flavour. The recipe is bundled with many Asian vegetables and flavours such as pak choi, green chillies, peppers, corn and lots more. This vegan green curry is not one to miss!
This sauce is simply irresistible and rich with a coconut milk base and fragrant spices. It's delicious with rice as well as noodles, which are used in this recipe. This easy vegan curry recipe is filled with Asian flavours as it uses shiitake mushrooms, bok choi, coconut oil and coconut sugar. It’s very similar to the vegan green curry but it’s a vegan red curry instead!