Thai New Year menu

Celebrate Thai New Year (Songkran) from 13-15 April with our mix-and-match Thai menu, with dishes for vegetarians, seafood lovers, green curry fans and even a chicken soup the kids will love. Plus three irresistible Thai desserts...

Spicy Thai prawn cakes

Celebrate Thai New Year (Songkran) from 13-15 April with our mix-and-match Thai menu, with dishes for vegetarians, seafood lovers, green curry fans and even a chicken soup the kids will love. Plus three irresistible Thai desserts...

We've put together a mouth-watering Thai inspired menu to help you celebrate Thai New Year. With our easy collection of recipes, this menu is sure to cater everyone's needs. So it's time to get cooking.

Celebrate Thai New Year (Songkran) from the 13-15th April with our mix-and-match Thai menu, with dishes for vegetarians, seafood lovers, green curry fans and even a chicken soup the kids will love. We've even got some irresistible Thai desserts to choose from too.

From starters to desserts, we've got everything sorted out for you so all you have to do is pop to the shops to buy the ingredients.

Happy Thai New Year from the goodtoknow team!

Starter: Spicy Thai prawn cakes

Quick and simple!

These prawn cakes can be whipped up in under 20 mins and are perfect for feeding a lot of hungry people in one go. Serve with dipping sauce like sweet chilli sauce.

Get the recipe: Spicy Thai prawn cakes

Starter: Annabel Karmel's Thai-style chicken soup

Annabel Karmel's Thai-style chicken soup

Child-friendly!

You can serve this without rice as a starter dish. goodtoknow user Kevin Bell says: 'Lovely easy recipe and the first soup I've ever made!'

Get the recipe: Annabel Karmel's Thai-style chicken soup

Starter: Quick Thai green dip

thai green dip

Perfect for sharing!

This creamy dip is ideal for keeping your guests busy whilst you're cooking the main course. Pitta bread or freshly prepared veggies are perfect for dipping into this Thai-infused dip.

Get the recipe: Quick Thai green dip

Starter: Thai beef and chilli salad

Thai beef and chilli salad

Healthy and light!

Packed with fresh flavours from lime and lemongrass to coriander and chilli, this spicy beef salad is a delicious starter dish.

Get the recipe: Thai beef and chilli salad

Main course: Spicy duck with basil and asparagus

Spicy duck with basil

Full of flavour!

If you love duck, you're going to love this fancy recipe. It's a real treat with a hint of spice thanks to the Massaman Thai curry paste. The basil and the asparagus give it a light flavour and the sprinkling of peanuts give it an added crunch.

Get the recipe: Spicy duck with basil and asparagus

Main course: Thai green curry

Thai green curry

Creamy!

This classic curry can be ready in just 30 mins combining traditional Thai flavours thanks to the Thai green curry paste, fish sauce and coconut milk. It's a great way to use up leftover chicken or you could use other meats too like beef or even white fish.

Get the recipe: Thai green curry

Main course: Bill Granger's Thai pork meatballs

Bill Granger's pork meatballs in curry sauce

Impressive!

It's worth the effort to make these delicious chilli and coriander pork meatballs, coated in an equally tasty coconut and lemon Thai curry sauce.

Get the recipe: Bill Granger's Thai pork meatballs

Main course: Thai curried noodles

Thai curried noodles

(Image credit: Woman's Weekly)

Vegetarian!

This is the ideal dish to serve if you're hosting for vegetarians. It doesn't miss out on any flavour and can be ready in no time. Soft butternut squash and Thai yellow curry paste make a delicious combo.

Get the recipe: Thai curried noodles

Main course: Pad Thai pancakes

Pad Thai pancakes

(Image credit: Woman's Weekly)

Woman's Weekly recipe!

Make a batch of coconut milk batter pancakes, filled with classic Pad Thai rice noodles and prawns, peanuts, lime and coriander.

Get the recipe: Pad Thai pancakes

Dessert: Coconut creme brulee

Coconut creme brulee

Easy!

All you need is coconut milk, double cream, egg yolks and caster and demerara sugar to make this tasty Thai-inspired sweet treat.

Get the recipe: Coconut creme brulee

Dessert: Coconut and cardamom semolina puds

Coconut and cardamom semolina puds

Woman's Weekly recipe!

This exotic Thai-inspired pudding is a lot easier to make than it sounds, served in a delicious, zesty mango sauce.

Get the recipe: Coconut and cardamom semoline puds

Dessert: Thai ice cream

Thai-style ice cream with Scottish shortbread

Fusion cuisine!

There's chilli, lemongrass and lime in this unusual ice cream, served with Scottish shortbread.

Get the recipe: Thai ice cream

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