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9 Thai Finger Foods That You Must Try To Cook At Home


Are you planning a get-together party with your friends or family? Don’t forget to serve Thai finger foods. There are several delicious Thai finger foods you can do that you will surely make your guests have a fun time, and allow you to show off your Thai cooking skills. Here are some suggestions :

1. Satay

Chicken satay is marinated with Thai spices and cooked by grilling. It has a yellow hue because of the turmeric. It is best served with peanut sauce flavored with garlic, soy sauce, and tamarind paste. Another delicious dip for satay is a sweet and sour sauce with cucumbers, red chilies, and shallots. Satay can also be other types of meats, such as pork, beef and mutton.

2. Fish Cakes

Thai fish cake is a savory fried finger food that is made of white fish mixed with red curry paste, kaffir lime leaves, and yardlong beans. Serve it with sweet chili sauce, sriracha, or cucumber relish.

3. Spring Rolls

Spring rolls are perfect appetizers at a party. They are made of thin vermicelli rice noodles, shrimp, bean sprouts, Thai basil, coriander, carrot, and spring onions, wrapped in round rice wrappers. They can be made vegetarian as well. Serve with sweet chili sauce or green sauce made of lime juice, chilies, and fish sauce. Often they are fried but you can make fresh ones as well.

4. Thot Man Khao Phot

Thot Man Khao Phot is spicy fried corn patty, made of corn kernels mixed with kaeng-khua chili paste, yardlong beans, and rice flour. It has that sour and hot taste, then salty and sweet because of fresh corn. Serve with chili sauce as the dipping.

5. Gung Sarong

Gung Sarong is prawns wrapped in vermicelli or rice noodles and deep-fried. Chopped coriander root, garlic, and pepper make it tasty. Sweet chili sauce completes this finger food.

6. Pa Tong Go

Pa Tong Go is a Thai-Chinese fried pastry, a mix of donut and bread. It is crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. Eat it plain, with custard, or with soy milk.

7. Mamuang Klook Prik Glua

Mamuang Klook Prik Glua has the classic Thai flavors of sour, sweet, spicy, and salty. It is sliced green mangoes with chili, salt, and sugar.

8. Gluay Khaek

Gluay Khaek or Thai fried bananas are naturally sweet, crunchy on the outside, and soft on the inside. They are made of fried bananas battered with coconut flour and rice flour. They are tasty as they are, and don’t need toppings or syrup.

9. Thung Thong

Literally translated as gold purses or golden bags, thung thong are crispy Thai dumplings filled with water chestnuts, green onions, mushrooms, and minced pork or chicken. The ingredients used for the filling are lightly fried with soy sauce, oyster sauce, fish sauce, and sugar. They can be served with a sweet & sour or plum sauce

Summing it up

The above is just a small list. There are several finger foods that you can easily prepare for a party at home, perfect as appetizers, and even as the main course menu. Many of them carry the classic Thai flavor profile of a mixture of sweet, sour, salty, and spicy.

If you’re looking to learn more about Thai cooking while you are in Bangkok, the The Market Experiences is your best option. Get in touch with us today to see how we can help.


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