Thai takeout without the wait.

By F&W Editors
Updated June 19, 2017
Drunken Noodles

Give a man a Seamless account and he’ll eat Thai food for a day. But teach a man how to make Thai food and he’ll eat pad Thai forever! Here, the best recipes for Thai takeout classics that are easy to make at home.

1. Pad Thai


This homemade version of a Thai takeout standby is incredibly flavorful thanks to tangy fish sauce, sweet-and-sour tamarind, tart vinegar and rich palm sugar.

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2. Gingery Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce


Delicious and versatile, you can also make this recipe with thinly sliced beef or pork or whole, shelled shrimp.

3. Drunken Noodles

Drunken Noodles

Crispy tofu takes the spotlight in this almost vegetarian noodle dish.

4. Thai Chicken and Coconut Soup

Thai Chicken and Coconut Soup

We've deviated slightly from the classic version of a popular Thai soup here by adding rice to make it more substantial.

5. Penang Beef Curry

Penang Beef Curry

The hanger steak in this spicy curry is melt-in-your-mouth tender.

6. Spicy Green Papaya Salad

Spicy Green Papaya Salad

For this Thai classic, Andy Ricker uses a mortar and pestle to pound crunchy raw green beans with a piquant mix of chiles, garlic, fish sauce and lime juice. He then tosses in crisp strips of unripened papaya.

7. Pad See Yew

Pad See Yew

This vegetarian take on the Thai street-food staple replaces the usual pork, chicken or beef with shrimp and bok choy.

8. Thai Red Curry with Chicken, Red Peppers and Bamboo Shoots


Ready in just 30 minutes, this creamy curry is great served over rice or noodles.

9. Vegetarian Green Coconut Curry with Quinoa

Vegetarian Green Coconut Curry with Quinoa
Credit: © Kristen Stevens

Quinoa isn’t a traditional takeout curry accompaniment, but it soaks up the curry incredibly well, plus it’s healthier.