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Grilled Catfish

Zone Northeast

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Grilled Catfish




Catfish is very popular in Northeast of Thailand because it is affordable and delicious. Grilled Catfish is popular to eat with sticky rice and papaya salad because the tastes can get along well.


Nutrition Facts

Catfish is full with protein. It is good for digestive system. It helps about maintaining the growth of connective tissue in the body. Fat in catfish is full with essential vitamins and minerals. It helps the body work properly.



2 Catfish without entrails

½ cup lemongrass, chopped

5 grams turmeric

10 grams garlic

2 tablespoons soy sauces

½ teaspoon black pepper

Zone South

Pla Saai Tod Khamin (Deep fried fish with fresh turmeric)

Back ground Threadfin Bream fish, pla saai, is a medium-size fish. The fried fish recipe originated from fishing communities of the south of Thailand. The fish is deep fried in hot oil after marinating for couple of hours in a curry-like paste that is prepared on garlic, lemongrass, black peppercorns and fresh turmeric.   Nutrition facts Fish is enriched with Omega 3 and protein which strengthen muscular. Turmeric is an excellent source of both iron and manganese. It is also a good source of vitamin B6, dietary fiber, and potassium. Having turmeric relieve flatulence and inflammation.   Ingredients 500 fish, pla saai ½ cup fresh turmeric, sliced ½ cup lemongrass, sliced ¼ garlic cloves 2 salt Cooking oil


Zone Northern

Rod DuanTod (Fried Bamboo Caterpillars)

  Background Rod duan or bamboo caterpillarshabitat in the bamboos and consume bamboo. Rod duan is best eaten when deeply fried. The taste is crunchy and is high in protein. Moreover, it can be cooked with a chili paste.   Nutrition Facts Bamboo caterpillarsis nourished with high protein and low fat and healthy for the body.   Ingredients 300 gram of bamboo caterpillars 1 teaspoon salt Vegetable oil for frying    


Zone Central

Pad Thai (Thai stir-fried noodles)

Background Thai stir-fried noodles is created in Chom phon Phibunsongkram era to compete with Chinese fried noodles (Pad See Ew). In that period, the government encouraged and support Thai people to do trade and cooking Pad Thai was an occupation. Pad Thai is a mix of Thai and Chinese cuisine. Fried noodles cooking with high heat until produce good smell is Chinese cooking technique while seasoning with chili, fish sauce and palm sugar is Thai style. So Pad Thai is a favorite dish of Thai and Chinese. And now it become a popular dish of foreigners.   Nutrition facts Fat, eggs and shrimp provide high calories and energy to body. A dish generally is about 216.16 kilocalories, 22.39 grams carbohydrate, 10.84 grams protein and 67.98 milligrams calcium.   Ingredients 100 grams sen lek noodles, soaked and drained 6 tpsp. cooking oil 100 grams jumbo shrimps, peeled and de-veined 1 chopped garlic 1 tbsp. chooped shallots 2 tbsp. hard tofu, cut into small-size pieces 2 tbsp. dried shrimp 1 egg 2 tbsp. of each: fish sauce, sugar and tamarind juice Chopped roasted peanuts and chili powder Serve with fresh bean sprouts, Chinese chives and banana flower