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Top 5 Thai Food Dishes to Master

Want to try your hand at making Thai food at home? Today’s blog will help you get started! If you’ve never had authentic Thai food before, we suggest ordering what you’re interested in trying to make on your own before diving into the kitchen. It gives you a baseline to compare your efforts to, and if your culinary adventures don’t end up going the way you hoped, Siam Queen Thai Bistro in Carlsbad is always here to quench your craving for Thai food! Continue reading to learn a few of our favorite recipes to make at home.

Tom Yum Soup

Tom Yum Soup is one of our Thai restaurant’s most popular appetizers, and it’s a great go-to for the at-home chef. The soup features hot and sour lemongrass with fresh mushrooms and is great for when you’re feeling a little under the weather. Once you master the basic recipe, you can make additions, like coconut milk for a creamy, thicker flavor or jalapenos for a little extra heat.

Thai Green Curry

Our curry recipes are part of what makes our Thai restaurant special, and we keep our spice mixtures under wraps! But curry is a great starting point for a home chef. It’s versatile, and you can add whatever vegetables and proteins you like, including mushrooms, bell peppers, sliced chilis, carrots, onions, and more. You can make your own curry spice mix, or pick up a green curry paste at your local grocery store to use as a starter. Try incorporating coconut milk to give it a creamy texture.

Pad See-Yew

Pad See-Yew is a bit more tricky, since you’ll need to cook and stir fry rice noodles. It can be a little tricky to get a home wok hot enough to stir fry your noodles without them sticking, but if you practice, you’ll soon get the hang of it! Pad See-Yew has wide flat noodles and is made with egg, broccoli, and carrots.

Pad Thai

Pad Thai is the most common Thai food dish, and for good reason! It’s a perfect mix of spicy peanut sauce, crunchy bean sprouts, and noodles stir-fried with eggs. When it comes to making Pad Thai at home, it’s important to not leave out the toppings. Chop up jalapenos, cilantro, crushed peanuts, and lime to make sure that you can make your dish your own.

Thai Fried Rice

While many Thai recipes feature noodles as a starch, you can also stir-fry rice, and it makes a relatively simple lunch or dinner. It’s also a great way to use leftover rice, so if you ordered from Siam Queen Thai Bistro earlier in the week and have an extra container of rice, try stir-frying it with soy sauce, eggs, and your choice of vegetables or protein.

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We are your go-to Thai takeout and dine-in restaurant! Whether you’re looking for a traditional Pad Thai or trying something new, we’re here to not only provide you with delicious food but also to make your dining experience second to none! Place your order today or stop in and visit us in Carlsbad.