New Thai Food celebrates the delicious and unique flavours of Thai food, always with a focus on the balance of the essential taste senses of sour, sweet, salty and bitter. Perfect for the home cook keen to explore the vibrant tastes of Thailand in their own kitchen, New Thai Food shows you how to get started with some good fish sauce, chillies and sugar – the basics for many Thai dishes.
Mains include spicy basil fishcakes and steamed rice noodle rolls with barbecued duck, while salads include beef salad with apple and the classic green papaya salad, but with the addition of coconut rice. The curry chapter includes the familiar recipes, such as red duck curry, alongside more adventurous options, such as spiced curry of spatchcock with chilli. The desserts play on the familiar tastes of Thailand – palm sugar, tapioca and mango – for a deliciously sweet ending.