Introduction to Thai Bistro

Thai bistro is a type of Thai cuisine which utilizes fresh ingredients and is known for its intense flavor profile. The cuisine originated out of the cities of Phuket and Chiang Mai which are located in the Northern region of Thailand. In the cities of Phuket and Chiang Mai, restaurants and bistros offer traditional Thai dishes that reflect the culture, beliefs and customs of the local people. The flavors of Thai bistro are intense, complex and unique.

Thai cuisine has been greatly influenced by the countries that surround it. The main flavors that define Thai bistro come from ingredients such as chilis, lemongrass, galangal, fish sauce, shrimp paste, coriander, cilantro, basil, tamarind paste, fermented seafood and coconut cream. The food is often cooked in a wok or on a charcoal stove create intense flavors and aromas.

Many tourists remark that Thai bistro is one of the most delicious food experiences they have ever had. The intense flavors, combined with the fresh ingredients and unique cooking techniques create dishes that are truly out of this world. There are many different types of Thai bistro dishes, making it easy to find something that everyone in your party can enjoy.

One of the most popular dishes of Thai bistro is Pad Thai. Pad Thai is a noodle dish that contains ingredients such as rice noodles, egg, tamarind sauce, crushed peanuts, chilis and for flavorings. The dish is often topped with bean sprouts, shrimp and/or chicken.

Pad Thai Recipe


– 8 ounces of Pad Thai noodles
– 2 large eggs
– 2 tablespoons of olive oil or vegetable oil
– 2 cloves of garlic, minced
– 1/4 cup of fish sauce
– 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
– 2 tablespoons of tamarind sauce
– 1/4 cup of crushed peanuts
– 1 fresh red chili, sliced
– 1/2 cup of bean sprouts
– 1/4 cup of fresh cilantro, chopped
– 2 tablespoons of lime juice


1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the noodles and cook according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.

2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and eggs and scramble until the eggs are cooked through.

3. Add the noodles to the skillet and stir to combine.

4. Add the fish sauce, tamarind sauce, brown sugar and chili and cook for a few minutes.

5. Add the peanuts, bean sprouts and cilantro and stir together.

6. Add the lime juice and season with salt and pepper to taste.

7. Serve the Pad Thai with lime wedges.


Thai bistro is a type of cuisine that uses intense and aromatic flavors to create memorable dishes. The dishes of Thai bistro are a reflection of the culture, beliefs and customs of the local people. Pad Thai is one of the most popular and well-known dishes of Thai bistro, and can be easily recreated from home.