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7 Thai Noodle Recipes That Are Tastier Than Takeaway

For a midweek dinner in minutes, there’s no need to dial up delivery. Instead, whip up one of these classic Thai noodle recipes that are tastier than takeaway.

Pad Thai with prawns

For a Thai noodle recipe that’s ready in 15 minutes, it’s hard to go this classic pad Thai with prawns. Switch the prawns for chicken breast or firm tofu strips if desired.

Prawn Pad Thai recipe

Northern curry noodles

Hailing from Northern Thailand, this lip-smacking recipe for khao soi teams an aromatic curry sauce with egg noodles and tender chicken.

Northern Curry Noodle with Chicken - Khao Soi

Southern Thai salad

After something light, bright and low fat? This Southern Thai salad is a zesty combination of prawns, pork and vermicelli noodles, topped with a tangy lime, chilli and coriander dressing.

Southern Thai Salad Recipe

Khanom Jeen

If you’ve got more time on your side, try your hand at this authentic Thai recipe for Khanom Jeen , rice noodles served with bean sprouts, herbs and a luscious curry sauce.

Khanom Jeen Nam Ya

Pad kee mao

The name may mean ‘drunken noodles’, but don’t worry – this tasty Thai noodle dish is a booze-free zone. Instead, it’s so named because the spice helps cure a hangover! Turn up the heat with pad kee mao in six simple steps.

Thai Drunken Noodles - Pad Kee Mao

Image Courtesy: Jason Lam used under the Creative Commons Licence

Pad see euw

A smoky stir-fry of thick, flat rice noodles, egg, vegetables and meat, pad see euw is the ideal Thai noodle dish for younger family members. For those who like more spice, do as they do in Thailand and garnish with pickled chillies, red chilli flakes and a squeeze of lime.


Lard na

Similar to pad see euw, lard na is a favourite street snack in Thailand and Laos, coated in a thick gravy sauce for added body.

lard na

For more noodle inspiration, read our guide to Asian noodles or try five easy Malaysian noodle recipes.

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