A classic, delicious starter and a great canape, too. You can pick up spring roll wrappers in most supermarkets now and they store well in the freezer. If you accidentally-on-purpose make too much sweet chilli sauce, put it in the fridge and try it stirred through noodles. It’s amazing.
One of the most well-known and popular Thai salads, this is great for adding freshness to your meal. The base of the salad is a green (or very unripe) papaya which you can find in most Asian supermarkets.
The key Thai flavours are sweet, salty, sour and hot. Street food vendors in Thailand normally leave condiments which reflect this on the table by their stand – the equivalent of our salt, vinegar, ketchup and mustard.
Skewers are the ultimate portable Thai street food snack, and they also make a great starter or canapes. This recipe is rather adorably named ‘moo ping’. Marinate the meat the day before to save time on the day.