Let a friend name a few of their favorite restaurants that sell non-Malaysian cuisine – and we bet that at least a Thai restaurant will be on the list. Yes, according to a survey done by Oppotus.com, Thai food is ranked as the third most favorable food choice when Malaysian is dining out. Thanks to its very spicy and fragrant flavors, Thai food even surpassed Chinese and American cuisine.
In this article, we invite you to think out of the box when you are planning your Ramadan menu – let’s try offering some Thai street food to your customers instead!
We have prepared 8 exciting dishes to inspire you.
1. Yum Teen Gai - Chicken Feet Kerabu
This spicy, sour appetizer with a hint of sweetness is a refreshing way to start a meal. Do you know that Yum Teen Gai, also known as Chicken Feet Kerabu is a popular buka puasa dish in Kelantan? Considered to be an acquired taste, chicken feet are packed with protein, calcium, collagen, and cartilage. In this recipe, learn how to let these chicken feet soak up these intense, umami flavors to surprise your guests.
What about a hearty bowl of soup noodles for Iftar? Your customers are going to say yes to slurping these chewy rice noodles while drinking the aromatic, deep-flavored soup. This exclusive recipe uses chicken as the protein as well as for the soup base , with a perfect blend of spices, herbs, and other ingredients to let you achieve that authentic Thai flavor. Remember to prepare some extra lime and fish sauce for your customers to customize their level of tanginess!
Also known as Thai Dry Red Chicken Curry, this common Thai street food is a must-order for those who prefer their meal spicy with a burst of Thai curry flavor. This stir-fry recipe is easy and quick to achieve, with the flexibility for you to use whatever protein and vegetables you have. Best served with freshly steamed jasmine rice.
Even the fussiest eaters would love it when you serve up some Pad Thai. Loaded with umami flavors through a stir-fry of rice noodles, shrimp, peanuts, a scrambled egg, and bean sprouts, among other greens, this noodle dish is already nutritious on its own. A good balance of sweet, salty, and sour with the correct amount of tanginess from tamarind sauce is the key to perfecting this dish. Don’t sweat it! We’ve got the golden ratio covered in this recipe to keep you and your customers happy.
Take a stroll down the busy street of Bangkok and you will know that Pla Pao is one of the most popular street food. This salt crusted fish stuffed with lemongrass is traditionally grilled on a charcoal brazier. Its thick coating allows moistures of the whole fish to be kept in, keeping the flesh succulent and juicy once done . We understand that not many restaurants have a charcoal grill or brazier – so here’s a recipe that uses an oven grilling method to cook this dish.
A modern take on traditional Thai grilled chicken, this creative recipe lets your customers experience authentic, elevated Thai flavours through a delicious patty. When paired with an easy-to-make yet big-in-flavor homemade Thai sauce, this chicken burger makes a good to-go menu item for customers who are rushing home to break fast. If you are participating in the upcoming Ramadan bazaar, be sure to steal this recipe!
7. Nong Gai Op - Thai Roasted Chicken with Thai Chili Sauce
Juicy meat and a dipping sauce that your customers will just keep dipping in – our version of Thai Roasted Chicken with Thai Chili Sauce is not to be missed this Ramadan. With only 50 minutes of cooking time, this flavorful, succulent chicken dish marinated with famous Thai herbs and spices can potentially be the star of the show this Ramadan.
What’s Thai food without Tom Yam in the list? This world-famous Thai hot and sour soup dish is one of our favorites among the list – and we bet your customers will think the same too. Enjoy the flavors of lemongrass, galangal, kaffir lime leaves, fresh lime juice and fresh Thai chilies all in this bowl of bold, fragrant dish. In our recipe we use SERI-AJI® Tom Yam Seasoning as our secret ingredient to make your life easier. It is a complete mix from variety of ingredients to prepare Tom Yam dishes, suitable to prepare for all types Tom Yam dishes such as Tom Yam soup, fried rice as well as stir fried menu. That makes cooking this dish easy while keeping its flavour spot on!
We hope you are inspired by our Ramadan menu ideas! Be it to use the recipe as-is or to modify them to give a personal touch, having a Ramadan seasonal menu is already a great step to promoting your food service business. Like recipes like this? Join Ajinomoto Food Biz Partner as a member today for more!