9 Thai Dishes Fit for a Songkran Celebration

1. Pad Krapow (Basil Stir-Fry)

This Thai stir-fry relies on holy basil for its distinctive flavor, but Italian basil can be used as a substitute if necessary. It's a simple yet delicious dish that highlights the aromatic basil.

2. Som Tam (Thai-Style Green Papaya Salad)

Lightly pounded green papaya absorbs the flavors of a sweet, salty, sour, and spicy paste in this refreshing salad, providing a delightful crunch with each bite.

3. Panang Curry

Rich and flavorful, this Thai coconut milk curry is infused with a robust blend of red chile, lime, galangal, garlic, shallots, cumin, and shrimp paste, offering a satisfyingly complex taste.

4. Pla Pad Cha (Thai Fried Fish with Spicy Chile Sauce)

Crisp and tender snapper fillets are seasoned with white and brined green peppercorns, delivering a burst of pungent flavor in this quick and easy recipe.

5. Pad See Ew

A classic Thai stir-fry featuring deeply caramelized skirt steak, noodles, and Chinese broccoli, this dish offers a perfect balance of savory and sweet flavors.

6. Lap Mu (Northeastern Thai Pork Salad)

Sour, salty, and umami-rich, this pork salad combines lime, fish sauce, and toasted rice powder for a flavorful and satisfying dish that comes together in under half an hour.

7. Nam Khao Tod (Crispy Rice Salad)

Cooked rice seasoned with curry paste is fried until crunchy, then tossed with spicy fresh ginger in this vibrant and texturally exciting salad from Night + Market.

8. Grilled Chicken Wings with Jaew

Juicy grilled chicken wings are served with Jaew, a sweet and sour chile sauce that packs a flavorful punch, making for a deliciously addictive dish.

9. Crab Fried Rice

Fragrant and spicy, this fried rice is dotted with delicate crabmeat and served with prik nam pla, a spicy, salty, and sweet dipping sauce, creating a harmonious blend of flavors and textures.