Module 2 – Thai Dishes
Lesson 2 – Thai Noodle Dishes
Bami haeng pet
Egg noodles served “dry” with duck
Egg noodles served “dry” with slices of braised duck, and often, as shown on the image, together with “blood tofu“.
The broth is served on the side.
It is originally a Chinese dish.
Bami mu daeng
Egg noodle soup with red roast pork
Originally a Chinese dish, it is now common in Thailand.
Often served with chillies in vinegar, and dried chilli flakes.
The version shown in the photo also contains kiao kung (Thai: เกี๊ยวกุ้ง; prawn wontons).
Khanom chin kaeng khiao wan kai
This noodle dish consists of green chicken curry served over khanom chin, fresh Thai rice noodles.
It is usually accompanied by a selection of raw vegetables and herbs on the side.
The chicken meat used in this particular version is chicken feet.
Khanom chin nam ngiao
North A specialty of Northern Thailand, it is Thai fermented rice noodles served with pork or chicken blood tofu in a sauce made with pork broth and tomato, crushed fried dry chillies, pork blood, dry fermented soy bean, and dried red kapok flowers.
Khanom chin namya
Central Thai rice noodles served with a fish based sauce called nam ya.
Khanom chin sao nam
Central Cold rice noodles served as a salad with thick coconut milk, finely chopped pineapple, sliced raw garlic and Thai chillies, pounded dried prawns, shredded ginger, lime juice, fish sauce and sugar.
Northern Thai curry noodles
North Boiled as well as crispy fried egg noodles (bami) are served in a curry soup.
The version with chicken is called khao soi kai, with beef it is called khao soi nuea.
Khao soi Mae Sai
North Khao soi Mae Sai is the name in Chiang Mai of a certain type of khao soi that is more common in Chiang Rai province, in the area along the border with Burma and Laos (Mae Sai is a border town in Chiang Rai province).
It is a spicy soup-like dish, similar to the broth used in khanom chin nam ngiao, containing soft, wide rice noodles, pork ribs, congealed pork blood and minced pork.
Tomatoes and fermented soy bean give it its specific taste.
Sliced raw cabbage and bean sprouts are served on the side.
Khao soi nam na
North Somewhat similar to khao soi Mae Sai, this variant from the eastern part of Chiang Rai Province is made with wide rice noodles in a clear pork broth.
A spoonful of nam phrik ong (a sauce made from minced pork, tomato, fermented soy bean or shrimp paste, and dried chillies) is heaped on top of the noodles (nam na literally means “with sauce on top“).
Originally a Teochew Chinese dish (Chinese: 粿汁), it is a soup of pork broth with rolled up rice noodle sheets (resulting in rolls about the size of Italian penne), pork intestines, “blood tofu“, and boiled egg.
Wide rice noodle soup A soup of wide rice noodles, often with minced pork, pork balls or fish balls.
Kuai-tiao nuea pueai
A beef noodle soup with slices of very tender beef (nuea pueay).
Kuai-tiao phat khi mao
Spicy fried wide rice noodles.
Kuai-tiao rat na
Wide rice noodles in gravy
Central Fried wide rice noodles with beef, pork, chicken or seafood in a thickened gravy.
Central Rice noodles with beef or pork (and sometimes offal) in a brown broth which contains cinnamon, star anise and sometimes blood.
It is spicy and sour.
Thai crispy fried noodles
Deep fried rice vermicelli with a sweet and sour sauce.
Mama (Thai: มาม่า) is the most popular brand of instant noodles in Thailand and the brand name is commonly used, instead of the generic bami kueng samret rup (Thai: บะหมี่กึ่งสำเร็จรูป), to designate instant noodles.
The particular version in the image has been stir-fried “drunken noodle“-style.
Noodles stir-fried with soy sauce
Usually wide rice noodles fried with chicken or pork, and soy sauce.
Noodles pad Thai
Stir fried medium size rice noodles (sen lek) with fish sauce, sugar, lime juice or tamarind pulp, ground peanuts, egg, bean sprouts, and Chinese chives (kuichai), combined with pork, chicken, seafood, or tofu.
Phat wun sen
Stir-fried glass noodles Fried cellophane noodles with shrimp
Glass noodles are stir-fried with egg and vegetables, and a variety of ingredients such as meat, seafood, or with vegetarian alternatives.
Sapaketti phat khi mao
A Thai fusion dish where the name literally means spaghetti fried “shit-drunk” (khi mao = extremely drunk).
An explanation is that any dish fried this way is easy to make, spicy, and uses whatever ingredients are available at that time; great after a night out drinking when still hungry.
Tom yam boran
Central Tom yam boran is noodles served in a thick spicy sour sauce or broth, with crushed dried chillies, chopped peanuts and blanched vegetables such as bean sprouts.
This version is bami mu tom yam boran: with egg noodles and pork.
The Thai version of the Chinese noodle dish Yong Tau Foo is slightly sweet, sour, salty and spicy.