Thai Pork Main Dish Recipes

Find recipes for Thai pork main dishes like Thai pork satay, curry pork, and pad kra pao, complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

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Thai Pork Satay

Rating: 4.41 stars
This is a wonderful pork shish kabob with a Thai flavor. I took this on a church campout and it was a huge hit.

Thai Pork with Peanut Sauce

Rating: 4.4 stars
This is a very simple and quick dish that combines the standard pork chop with the wonderful flavor of coconut and peanuts. Even the kids loved it.

Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Pork

Rating: 4.13 stars
This is a easy pork dish that your whole family will enjoy.

Pad Kee Mao

Rating: 4.28 stars
Pad Kee Mao translates to 'Drunken Stir Fry' in English. This is one variation of many such 'drunken' dishes that are commonly hawked by street-side vendors in Bangkok. The 'drunken' description comes from the fact that it originated in late-night revelers' kitchens after stumbling home from the nightclubs in the wee hours of the morning.

Authentic Thai Green Curry

Rating: 4.8 stars
This is a classic Thai green curry (kaeng kiau wan) and my favorite curry of all time! You can substitute chicken or tofu for the pork, but make sure you serve it with lots of jasmine rice.

Slow Cooker Thai Pork with Peppers

Rating: 4.41 stars
Pork, peppers, and spices are cooked in a Thai peanut sauce until aromatic and tender. Served over brown or jasmine rice with steamed carrots on the side, this dish makes a satisfying meal.

Thai Fried Rice

Rating: 5 stars
This Thai fried rice is called American fried rice (Khao Pad American) in Thailand, because it uses ingredients that are considered American, like ketchup and bacon. It is very popular in Thailand and easy to make. All ingredients should be prepped in advance cause once you start frying the rice, it goes fast. If people are really hungry, you can serve a fried egg on top of the fried rice.

Thai-Style Ground Pork Skewers

Rating: 4.5 stars
Street-style garlicky Thai pork skewers with lots of sweet and savory umami flavor. These are excellent broiled or grilled and served over rice noodles with nuoc cham dipping sauce, on top of steamed rice with a fried egg, or in a sandwich with a slick of aoli and lots of fresh Thai herbs. Baking powder is traditional and gives the pork its signature bouncy texture.

Pad Krapao (Thai Stir-Fry Pork with Basil)

Rating: 4.5 stars
Pad krapao (or pad kra pao) is a tasty Thai favorite. Serve with rice. Top with a fried egg, if desired.

Khanom Jeeb (Pork and Shrimp Dumplings)

Rating: 5 stars
Like people the world over, Thai people have a habit of incorporating foreign dishes into their cuisine. Khanom jeeb is a Thai take on a classic Chinese dim sum dish.

Slow Cooker Thai Pork with Rice

Rating: 4.22 stars
Shredded pork and rice with a Thai flavor. Perfect for the slow cooker. Our family's favorite dish. For extra spicy tastes, serve Thai garlic chile paste on the side.

Thai Pad Thai Noodles

Rating: 4.13 stars
Pad Thai is our most classic common dish. It goes great with a nice tall glass of Thai iced tea.

Inspiration and Ideas

Kal Pot
Rating: Unrated
Fish sauce, egg and rice stirred into a pork, onion and tomato stir-fry. Truly Thai; this recipe came over from Thailand when my cousin brought his wife and son home upon returning from the service! My cousin's wife taught me how to make this dish. To make it spicy, add hot pepper sauce or dried hot peppers!
Gaeng Daeng Sai Fak Thong Lae Moo (Red Curry with Pork and Squash)
This dish was a simple lunch I made up with things in my pantry. Red Thai curry paste, pork, squash, coconut milk, all things that go together well. I added some green cabbage for good measure. It was very delicious, easy, and fast. Serve hot with rice.