Thai Kai Jeow: A low-calorie, delicious and spicy dish

For those with a preference for something spicy and flavorful, Thai Kai Jeow is an excellent choice. A popular Thai street food, this dish is low in calories and boasts a delicious combination of sweet, salty and spicy flavors. With a variety of vegetables and proteins, this dish can be tailored to taste and is easy to make using items you probably already have in your kitchen!

As with any meal, Thai Kai Jeow is best served with a side of sticky white rice. All the flavors of this dish house and will fill you up without leaving you feeling overstuffed.


  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup of diced onion or green onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes, or more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of honey or brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup of diced vegetables, like bell peppers and carrots
  • 1/2 cup of cooked protein of your choice (tofu, chicken, or beef)
  • 1/4 cup of fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup of fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon of lime juice


  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat the oil.
  2. Once the oil is hot, add in the garlic and ginger and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  3. Add in the onion or green onions and red pepper flakes and sauté until the onion has softened, about 3 minutes.
  4. Add in the light soy sauce, fish sauce, honey or brown sugar, and mushrooms and sauté until mushrooms are softened, about 2 minutes.
  5. Add in the vegetables and protein, and continue to sauté until the vegetables are softened, about 4 minutes.
  6. Add in the cilantro, basil and lime juice, and stir to combine.
  7. Serve immediately with sticky white rice.

Thai Kai Jeow is both low in calories and extremely tasty! This dish is also incredibly versatile, as you can mix and match the ingredients to suit your own tastes. The combination of flavors – sweet, salty and spicy – pairs perfectly with a side of sticky white rice. Give this dish a try today and see what all the fuss is about!