Thai White Vinegar, 33 oz bottleAdd to cart33oz - $5.89
White vinegar is used so extensively in Thailand that we could dedicate an entire section of our website to just this product.
Simply slicing fresh Thai chiles, adding to a dish of white vinegar, is a wonderful condiment.
Golden Mountain is the highest quality white vinegar. Packed in a large plastic bottle. Product of Thailand.
Golden Mountain is the manufacturer of the famous Golden Mountain Sauce which we highly recommend.
See our videos:
Sen yai kee mao moo (street vendor video included)
Find Thai white vinegar in the following ImportFood.com Thai recipes:
Spicy Thai Fish Cakes, 'Tod Man Pla'
Tod man pla is one of the most famous Thai dishes but seems to be rarely offered on the menus of Thai restaurants in the United States. We're happy to show you how to make it, step-by-step, with great results.
Here we just used cod pieces which can found at local supermarkets.
Also see our Thai Street Vendor video for detailed guidance.
Assorted Thai Table Condiments
In Thailand the first two condiments below (Nam pla prik and Prik dong) are likely be on every household's table together with a separate small dish of plain white sugar and a separate small dish of ground chili powder. Spoonfulls of each are added to suit individual taste. We suggest you make a portion of Nam pla prik and Prik dong and keep in a jar (non refrigerated) for serving as a condiment in this manner. These condiments keep very well.
Prik Si-iew wan, kratiem dong and Khing Ki mao are less common and usually served for particular dishes.
Our Thai Condiment Caddy is a nice way to serve these.
Thai-Style Wide Noodles In Thick Sauce, 'Kuaytiao Lad Na'
Lad Na is prepared in a two-step recipe that involves first frying wide rice noodles until they're just starting to get crispy. Then a sauce is quickly made and poured over the noodles. The translation of Ladna in English is "Pour on the Face".
Lad Na is served all over Thailand, so it can be considered a national Thai dish, see a sidewalk version here that's over 40 years old. It's typically served not spicy, with Thai condiments on the side to "fix the taste" and make it more spicy if that's desired. In Thailand, broccoli or "pak kanaa" is typically used. It's very good with asparagus as well.
Thai Masaman Chicken, 'Gaeng Masaman Gai'
The 'massaman' indicates that the recipe is of a 'musselman' or islamic origin. It probably owes something to early Portuguese influences, and is similar in concept to the 'sour and hot' Goan style vindaloo dishes.
By Thai standards this is usually a fairly mild curry, so we find it's a good starting point.
This version is a guaranteed winner but takes a bit longer to make than our other Massaman recipe:
Classic Thai Massaman Beef
In a CNN story, Massaman curry was declared "World's Most Delicious Food"
Thai Prawn Satay with Cucumber Salad
Satay is a flavor more common in Thai restaurants in America than in Thailand. We are pleased to offer this authentic, all-natural satay spice recipe for prawns. We recommend that you use the largest prawns available, and fry them in a skillet or what we used (see pictures below) is a George Foreman Grill which is remarkably useful for this dish. You can also use chicken for this recipe (simply substitute chicken for prawns, and put the chicken meat on bamboo skewers). Also see our recipes for pork satay and chicken satay.
Thai Cashew Chicken, 'Gai Pad Med Mamuang Himaphan'
One of the more popular dishes on the menu in Thai restaurants in America but also Thailand. This recipe is time-consuming but the result is spot-on perfect.
The finest cashews in the world are grown in Thailand, mainly on the island of Phuket. Mamuang himaphan means cashew nut but there is an interesting translation. Himaphan's original meaning refers to the Garden of Eden, and the cashew nut looks like a small mango. The resulting pun can mean "mango of paradise", suggesting culinary heaven. We use regular refined white sugar for simplicity but you may use palm sugarfor a more succulent flavor.
Thai Pork Satay, 'Moo Satay'
Pork satay consists of strips of marinated pork on bamboo skewers, charcoal barbequed then served with a tasty peanut sauce and a white vinegar cucumber sauce. It's often served in Thailand with squares of toast, as shown in our recipe here. We made pork satay in the true authentic Thai style, which is time-consuming. Be sure to baste your satay as it's on the barbeque, note from our street vendor video (below left) he is constantly basting. It seems that most of the time, this style of satay is made with pork, but you can also find chicken satay and prawn satay. We offer a ready-made satay mix that's quite good for both chicken and pork.
Recently we had a fantastic meal using this recipe, prepared with our high-fat Chaokoh coconut cream rather than coconut milk, and we omitted the peanuts altogether which led to a very rich, slightly spicy satay full of true Thai flavors (see pictures below right).
There are four different things you need to make: marinade, basting sauce, satay sauce, and ajad.