10 cooked-to-order rice dishes Thai people have almost everyday

Thai people always eat Tom Yum Goong and Pad Thai almost everyday? Said no Thai ever!

As you might already know, ordering a cooked-to-order dish in Thailand can be very creative and very detailed. Today, I’m going to talk about what are the most common/ classic dishes Thai people like to order. You can use this list as your guideline when ordering. There is no limitation on what meat you would like or how spicy the dish should be so… Let’s get started!

Note : If you would like to learn more about how to order a cooked-to-order dish please check out my previous article here

The most common dishes Thai people often order from the cooked-to-order place

1. Pad Ka Prao Mhoo Sub + Khai Dao กะเพราหมูสับ ไข่ดาว

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What is Pad Ka Prao Mhoo Sub? Stir-fried groung pork with chilli and sweet basil

This dish is known as the most brainless dish because locals order this dish every time they’re hungry, but have no idea what they want to eat. So, a quickest/ cheesiest dish is Pad Ka Prao Mhoo Sub with Khai Dao.

2. Khao Pad Mhoo ข้าวผัดหมู

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What is Khao Pad Mhoo? Fried rice with pork

Another brainless dish of foreign travelers. Since they have no idea what is delicious or what not and they can’t handle spiciness well either, as to play safe, they end up ordering Khao Pad all the time throughout their trip in Thailand….lame, isn’t it? lol

3. Mhoo Pad Prik Gaeng + Khai Dao หมูผัดพริกแกง + ไข่ดาว

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What is Mhoo Pad Prik Gaeng? Stir-fried pork with red curry paste

Stir-fried red curry with pork, kaffir leafs, and string beans topped with fried egg…. Definitely need to try! Don’t forget to tell the chef ‘Ped Noi’ (less spicy) or ‘Mai Ped’ (no spicy), if you don’t like spiciness.

4. Kha Na Mhoo Grob คะน้าหมูกรอบ

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What is Kha Na Mhoo Grob? Stir-fried Chinese kale with crispy pork belly

Crunchy kale and crispy pork belly go harmoniously will with oyster sauce. One of the most popular rice dishes for all salarymen and women. Delicious :9

5. Pad Kee Mao Ta Lay ผัดขี้เมาทะเล

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What is Pad Khee Mao Ta Lay? Stir-fried seafood with lots of herbs and chillies

Khee Mao literally means drunkard. So, I guess this original dish was from a drunk chef. lol While he was cooking, he randomly went la la la with all the herbs and spices he had and boom! There you go… This dish goes really well with seafood. Instead of cooked rice, some locals like to order Pad Khee Mao with instant noodle, glass noodle, or pasta.

6. Mhoo Grob Pad Prik Pao + Khai Dao หมูกรอบผักพริกเผา + ไข่ดาว

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What is Mhoo Grob Pad Prik Pao? Stir-fried crispy pork belly with red chilli paste

One of my favorite rice dishes. The sweetness and a touch of spiciness from red chilli paste called Prik Phao, paired with crispy pork belly….yummm-o

7. Mhoo Tod Kra Tiam หมูทอดกระเทียม

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What is Mhoo Tod Kra Tiam? Fried pork with garlic

The key for the flavourful fried pork is how it’s marinated and fried. For those who are meatatarians, like me, they would definitely love this dish. Very aromatic and tasty.

8. Khao Pad Tom Yum ข้าวผัดต้มยำ

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What is Khao Pad Tom Yum? Fried rice with Tom Yum paste

The world known dish with a twist. Instead of having an ordinary Tom Yum Goong soup, you can now order the chef to make a stir-fried Tom Yum rice with any meat you like; squid, shrimp, or chicken.

9. Mhoo Pad Naam Man Hoi หมูผัดน้ำมันหอย

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Spicy level 0/5
What is Mhoo Pad Naam Man Hoi? Stir-fried pork with oyster sauce

This dish is my recommendation for everyone who can’t handle spiciness. A simple stir-fried meat of your like with oyster sauce….with a crispy omelet or a sunny-side-up on top of freshly cooked rice….. *drooling*

10. Khao Pad Gaeng Kiew Whaan ข้าวผัดแกงเขียวหวาน

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Spicy level 3/5
What is Khao Pad Gaeng Kiew Whaan? Fried rice with green curry paste

Another rich-in-taste rice dish with a twist. You might already have a green curry soup before, but wait until you try this stir-fried rice with green curry paste. A nice dish to gobble up during this how weather, instead of slurping the hot soup.