Easy Thai Food Recipe: Kao Pad Prig Sator Goong Sod

Kao Pad Prig Sator Goong Sod


10 cooked shrimps (big size)
1/2 cup cooked chicken breast
1 cup sator
1/2 cup string bean (cut 1 inch)
1 tbsp. fish sauce
1 tsp. sugar
2 cups cooked jasmine rice
1 tbsp. olive oil
chili paste (made from below ingredients)
10 chili peppers
5 cloves garlic
3 red onions
1/2 tsp. salt
1 fresh kamin
1 tsp. shrimp paste
1/2 tsp. yellow curry paste
2 tbsp. sliced kaffir lime leaves

Cooking Instruction:

1. Ground chili, garlic, red onions, salt, kaffir lime leaves, kamin, shrimp paste and yellow curry paste together.

2. Heat the pan and fry the paste in hot olive oil. When it smells nicely, then put shrimp and chicken.

3. Add fish sauce, sugar, sator, string bean and mix everything together.

4. Put rice then mix well. Turn off the fire.

5. Serve with fresh vegetables.

Cucumber, tomatoes, bean sprouts will be good with the fried rice.

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Thai Isaan Food: Goong Dten Dancing Shrimp

Thai Isaan Food: Goong Dten – Dancing Shrimps


1 cup small (live) freshwater shrimp
5 cloves garlic (sliced)
2 lemongrass (sliced thinly)
1/2 cup peppermint
2 tbsp. sliced scallion
1 tbsp. sliced coriander
2 tbsp. sliced red onion
2 tbsp. roasted uncooked rice
2 tsp. dried pepper powder
3 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tbsp. fish sauce


Cooking Instructions:

1. Clean freshwater shrimp very well.

2. Mix dried pepper powder, garlic, lemon juice, lemongrass, fish sauce, roasted uncooked rice together.

3. Add scallion, coriander, peppermint and red onion in the mixed sauce.

4. Now, put sauce and freshwater shrimp in a big bowl. Put a plate over top and shake it to make it mix well.

5. Lemon juice can be added more if you like sour food.


I know it is too sad to eat this Thai-Isaan food. When I was young I used to go out to the rice field with my mom. Our friends went out the river to fish and this small freshwater shrimps came into their net. They gave some to us. As we have Thai-Isaan blood, we cooked it this way and also we can put freshwater shrimp with egg to make omelet.

We eat almost everything! haha 🙂 One time people from a different country asked me “Do you eat butterfly?”

Hmm.. I’m not that hungry I think.

Note from Vern

The shrimp are baby shrimp. They are alive. They jump out of the hot spicy sauce when you remove the plate on top. It’s quite tasty if you can get over the barbaric aspect of it. I did, maybe too quickly!

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Thai Food Recipe: Goong Grajok (Glass Shrimps)

Goong Grajok (Glass Shrimps)


2 cups fresh shrimps (biggest size)
4 cup vegetable oil
2 tbsp. Shao xing cooking wine
1 egg (throw away the yolk)
4 tbsp. tapioca flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sesame oil
6 scallions (mince only the white part)
1 tsp. pepper
2 tbsp. salt (to clean the shrimp)


Cooking Instructions:

1. Peel, de-vein and clean with water. Put shrimps in a cup. Add 2 tbsp. salt and mix it well. Rinse it well with water. Do it again. Make sure the shrimps turn clear.

2. Clean out the salt very well with water. Dry it with paper towel and keep the shrimps in refrigerator for 2 hours at least.

3. After that, mix the shrimps with white egg, 1 tsp. salt, pepper, sesame oil, and tapioca flour. Leave it in refrigerator again for about 30 minutes.

4. Next, cook the shrimp in boiling water for 30 seconds. Leave it drain.

5. Heat the pan with medium heat and put vegetable oil. When it hot, fry the shrimp and cook it about 50%.

6. Now, remove the shrimps and leave it drain.

7. In a different pan, add 1 tsp. olive oil. Stir-fry the scallion. Add Shao xing cooking wine and shrimps. Pour some small amount of broth. Stir until it gets a little bit dry out and turn off the fire.


You should pick real fresh shrimp from the market. Press your finger on the meat. If you can feel the hard muscle that’s the one. Notice the fresh shrimps will have clear shell. You can add Chinese kale at last. Then serve it with jasmine rice and seafood sauce on a side.

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Thai Food Recipe: Kao Klook Ga Pi Rice with Shrimp Paste

Kao Klook Ga Pi - rice with shrimp paste.

Thai Food Recipe: Kao Klook Ga-pi

(Rice Mixed with Shrimp paste)


6 cups cook jasmine rice
2 tbsp. shrimp paste
3 cloves garlic
1 cup pork (cut small cube)
1/4 cup fried dried shrimp
2 eggs
4 red onions (sliced)
2 tbsp. palm sugar
1 tbsp. fish sauce
1/4 tsp. black pepper powder
1/6 tsp. salt
2 tsp. sugar

1/4 cup finely cut string beans
1/4 cup finely cut raw sour mango
2 red chili peppers (more or less as you wish)
2 pieces lemon
2 tbsp. olive oil

Cooking Instructions:

1. Add olive oil in a hot pan. Beat eggs and mix with 1 tsp. fish sauce.Fry until the eggs turn gold.

2. Leave it cool then Use paper towel absorb the oil. Slice into small pieces.

3. Ground garlic, black pepper finely. Mix it with the pork and salt. Now, cook the pork in the pan with hot olive oil for 5 minutes.

4. Add palm sugar, fish sauce,and 1 tbsp. of water. Cook for another 5 minutes.

5. When the sauce get thick, turn off the fire.

6. Next, we will make the rice.

7. Fry shrimp paste in hot pan with olive oil. Add 1 tsp. of fish sauce and 2 tsp. of sugar then mix well. Turn off the fire.

8. In a bowl, mix shrimp paste that made from number 7 with rice. Add the paste little by little.

9. You don’t need to use all the paste. Taste it the way you like.

10. Serve the rice with string bean, sliced red chilies, mango, eggs, red onions, lemon, pork, cucumber, dried shrimp and top with coriander leaves.


Put as much of each vegetable as you like.

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Thai Food Recipe: Fresh Shrimps in Fish Sauce (Goong Shair Nam Pla)

Fresh Shrimps in Fish Sauce in Thai, Goong Shair Nam Pla


1 pound big shrimp
15 red and green chili peppers (finely minced)
1 tbsp. minced garlic
10 cloves garlic
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. minced coriander root
2 tbsp. fish sauce
1 and 1/2 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tbsp. mint
1 Momordica


Cooking Instructions:

1. Peel the shrimps but leave the shell by its tail part. Throw away the head and de-veined. Clean it very well.

The shrimps have to be real fresh.

2. Arrange them on a plate.

3. Next, mix chili pepper with minced coriander root and minced garlic. Add fish sauce, sugar and lemon juice. You can add more or less, as the way you like.

4. Place 10 cloves garlic by the shrimps.

5. Now, Cut momordica in half and throw away the inside part. Clean it very well, cut in to thin pieces and soft boil it in boiling water.

6. Put momordica around the shrimps.

7. Pour the sauce we made from step 3 over the shrimps and dress it with mint.


Eating the shrimps fresh and uncooked like that is Thai Isaan Style.

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