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Gaeng Tai Pla (Southern Style Curry with Fish and Vegetables)

Zone South

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Gaeng Tai Pla (Southern Style Curry with Fish and Vegetables)


Geang Tai Pla is a chili curry of southern Thai cuisine. Its name is derived from Tai Pla, a salty sauce made from fermented fish entrails which gives the curry a strong smell and flavor. The Tai Pla is used to make this soup using a heavy dose of local spices and large chunks of dried fish meat.



The dish contains vitamin A, protein and dietary fiber. Having the dish prevents constipation and relives flatulence.


Tai Pla ingredients:  1 cup fermented fish entrails,  3 crushed lemon grass,  4-5 karri lime leaves,  10 sliced galangal and  2 tbsp. black pepper. Boil everything into melt and filter out the waste, then set aside.


Chili paste ingredients: 15 grams garlic cloves, 5 grams shallots,  1 tbsp. black pepper,  15 dried chilies,  15 grams bird eye chilies and 2 inch long galangal. Put all of ingredients in a mortar and keep pounding until everything is well-blended.



  • 1 cup tai pla, boiled fermented fish entrails
  • 1 cup chunks of dried fish meat
  • 1 cup bamboo shoots, cut into small-size pieces
  • 80 grams eggplants
  • ½ pea eggplants
  • ½ cup long beans, cut into one-inch pieces
  • 80 grams pumpkin, cut into one-inch pieces
  • 3 cups water
  • 5 karri lime leaves, shredded

Zone Northeast

Som Tam Thai (Thai Payaya Salad)

Background Som Tam Thai is one the most popular dishes not only in Thailand but worldwide. The taste is rich with the ingredients which can be found locally, very easy to cook and balances all the flavours, as well as very nutritious.   Nutrition Facts Som Tam Thai is a healthy dish, enriched with Vitamins and mineral from the vegetables and ingredients cooked. Papaya is full of Papain enzyme, which plays a key role in digestive processes involving breaking down trough protein fibers. The lime juice, tomatoes and chilies are high in Vitamin C, include protection against immune system deficiencies, and delay aging.   Ingredients 80 grams shredded green papaya 20 grams shredded carrot 5 grams cloves of garlic 3 bird eye chilies 30 grams cherry tomatoes cut in half 25 grams long bean sliced in small chunks 2 tablespoons small shrimps 1 tablespoon shelled roasted peanuts 1 tablespoon fish sauce ¼ cups lime juice 1 tablespoon palm sugar    


Zone Northern

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Zone South


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