Bring Thai Street Food Home
Maybe you're not going to Thailand this year, but here are some street food dishes that will be just as tasty homemade!
First thing first, we’re getting close to the end of mango season, but there is still time to make my latest recipe: Mango Royale! So elegant, but you will not believe how EASY it is. It’s a classic Filipino icebox treat that uses only 5 ingredients!
On to today’s topic: Thai street food at home
As summer approaches, and travel restrictions lift, I know a lot of us are thinking about long awaited vacations beyond our borders! 🎉
Thailand just lifted its quarantine requirement for visitors which I’m pretty sure will mean an influx of people this year - I know I’m definitely hoping to go!
It’s impossible to think of a trip to Thailand without thinking about our mouthwatering street food.
But, whether or not a trip overseas is in the cards, here are some incredible street food recipes that you can re-create at home. If you follow these recipes, the results will be as good - if not better - than what you can get in Thailand. I promise!
Thai Banana Pancakes (roti) - Roti Gluay Hom
Roti is a hugely popular street food in Thailand and though the filling options are becoming increasingly fancy, I still go for the classic Banana Roti.
This is not the easiest dish to make on your own but, when you cook it at home you’ll be able to use real butter and some other better quality ingredients you might not find at all street carts in Thailand. And that results in an even tastier finished treat!
Dry Noodle “Soup” with Wontons - Bamee Hang
If you’ve been to Thailand you know that noodle soups are a street cart staple. But did you know you can also order them dry? The noodles are tossed in a flavour packed seasoning sauce but topped with the same delicious toppings you’d expect. Creating “dry” noodle soup at home is so much faster but just as tasty! I topped my version with Chinese BBQ pork and wontons. So good!
Rice Noodles with Chicken - Guay Tiew Kua Gai
This is the forgotten sister of pad see ew. Guay tiew kua gai is another popular street food that deserves more love, and one of the easiest to make at home. Fresh rice noodles and marinated chicken are wok fried for a toasty flavour and served with Sriracha for a quick and super delicious dish!
Tom Yum Noodle Soup - Guay Tiew Tom Yum
When you order Tom Yum Noodle Soup at a Thai street vendor it’s not going to be the Tom Yum Soup you’re used to ordering in North America - but it’s just as delicious.
Noodle soups “tom yum style” means an extra hit of lime juice, chili flakes, roasted peanuts and ground pork - and it can be applied to most clear broth noodle soups. It’s like the deluxe super star version of a soup! And, it’s pretty simple to make at home.
BBQ Pork Skewers - Moo Ping
Alright… it’s time for the ultimate Thai street food - Thai BBQ Pork Skewers. These are everywhere in Thailand - with good reason. They’re cheap, can be eaten on the go, and they. are. delicious. It’s also a popular grab-and-go breakfast option for many city dwellers. You’ll need to make a big batch because they disappear fast!