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Gai Tod Hat Yai (Fried chicken in Hat Yai-style) ไก่ทอดหาดใหญ่

Zone South

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Gai Tod Hat Yai (Fried chicken in Hat Yai-style) ไก่ทอดหาดใหญ่


Gai Tod Hat Yai is influenced by Muslim people in the south who always use a variety of herbs in their cuisine. Fried chicken in Hat Yai-style is made from chicken marinated with coriander seeds, cumin and pepper and garnishing with fried shallots. Then the fried chicken becomes an aromatic dish.


Nutrition facts

The dish is high in protein but low fat and enriched with various kinds of vitamins. 100 grams of chicken give energy to body 247 kcal., and provide 25 grams protein and 16 grams fat.



  • 1 kg. chicken drumstick / chicken thigh
  • 2 tbsp. black pepper
  • 2 tbsp. coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 2 tbsp. garlic cloves
  • 15 grams coriander roots
  • 2 tbsp. oyster sauce
  • 3 tbsp. light soy sauce
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • ½ cup rice flour
  • ¼ cup slaked lime
  • Fried shallots for garnishing



Zone Northern

KaengKluay Dib (Thai Pork Red Curry with Unripe Green Bananas)

Background GaengKluay Dib is a curry using a cultivated banana as an ingredient because it can be found easily.   Nutrition Facts Cultivated banana contains tannins which help to treat gastric ulcer. Prevents from infection and help to decrease the acid in the stomach.   Ingredients 400 grams Unripe cultivated banana 100 grams streaky pork 50 grams Cha-om or Acacia Pennata 50 grams sliced WildbetalLeafbush (Cha Plu) 1 tablespoon sliced shallot Curry paste ingredients 15 bird’s eye chilies 10 grams cloves of garlic 30 grams shallot 1 tablespoon sliced galangal 1 tablespoon sliced lemongrass 1 tablespoon shrimp paste 1 tablespoon boiled fermented fish ½ teaspoon salt    


Zone South


Background In southern part, people love coconut milk spicy soup but this recipe is sweet by its ingredients such as coconut milk and bamboo shoots, frequently found in rainy season. Adding shrimp really brings out classic taste.  Sometimes add sa-taw or bitter-bean for an interesting mixture.   Nutrition facts Bamboo shoot is baby bamboo that springs up only in rainy season. It highly contains calcium with sweet flavor. The variety of nutrition such as calcium, phosphorus and fiber encourages the digestive system. Natural sweet comes from coconut milk and bitter bean has high amount of protein as 100 G contains protein 8 G. Furthermore, having shrimps as a mixture makes this dish full of 5 groups of nutrients and full of flavor. This dish also has high protein that is really good combination with meat and vegetables protein.   Ingredients 200 grams shrimp, peeled 200 grams young bamboo shoots, sliced 80 grams bitter beans 2 cups of coconut milk 10 grams Thai garlic, crushed A pinch of salt and sugar    


Zone Central

Gaeng Keow Wan Neua (Green beef curry)

Background Green beef curry is mad from beef, coconut cream, green chilies and herbs. The dish is influenced by Muslim who are preferred eating meat and refrain from eating pork. Nutrition facts The dish is high in protein, iron, zinc and phosphorus. The fat from coconut cream is balance with various kinds of herbs from Keow-wan curry paste. Ingredients ·       4 cups coconut cream ·       ½ cup Keow-wan curry paste ·       300 grams beef, thinly sliced ·       100 grams Thai eggplants, cut into bite-size ·       20 grams pea eggplants ·       3 tbsp. fish sauce ·       1 tpsp. palm sugar ·       50 grams sweet basil ·       Chee Fah chilies (spur chilies), sliced Keow-wan curry paste ingredients ·       11 Chee-fah chilies (green chilies), remove seeds ·       ¼ cup lemon grass, thinly sliced ·       ¼ cup shallots, sliced ·       2 tbsp. garlic cloves, crushed ·       1 tsp. sliced kaffir lime zest ·       1 tsp. coriander roots, sliced ·       1 tsp. black pepper corns ·       1 tsp. shrimp paste ·       4 tsp. coriander seeds, roasted ·       2 tsp. cumin, roasted Put all of ingredients in a mortar and keep pounding until everything is well-blended. Chili leaves can be added for stronger green color.