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Tasty Tuesday – ไข่ยัดไส้


One of the first meals I ever had in Thailand way back in 2005 was ไข่ยัดไส้ (say it like: khai yat sai).  Simple, delicious food that is made quickly and eaten probably just as fast.  It’s just that good.

So, what is it?  It’s basically a paper-thin egg omelette (reminiscent of crepes) stuffed with minced meat, chopped veggies, and a sweet-savory-slightly spicy sauce.  Put it on top of a mound of rice, add a sprinkle of fresh cilantro (coriander), and drizzle it with a bit of Sri Racha (the legit stuff, not the insanely hot imposter Huy Fong Rooster Sauce that most Americans think of), and it becomes a fabulous meal.  Mmmmmmmm.

Click here for a great tutorial, including both a recipe and how-to photos, if you’d like to make one for yourself.  The only notes I would make regarding this recipe – if you want to eat it the way we do here – are as follows…

  • Bacon, although included in this recipe, is not used in the omelettes here.
  • You can use whatever minced meat you have on hand (chicken, turkey, pork, beef), but my favorite is pork.
  • Usually, street vendors use thin sliced baby corn instead of kernels, and chopped raw green beans instead of snow peas – though a frozen veggie blend as stated in this recipe will work just fine.
  • Don’t worry if you don’t have any fish sauce or oyster sauce.  They are wonderful and do add beautiful depth of flavor, but if you are making this for yourself at home and only have soy sauce, just use that and go for it anyways!
  • If you like a little kick (like me!), feel free to toss in some chopped chilies or jalapenos and some garlic.

Now, go make this and enjoy!!!


May 24, 2011 Posted by | Food, Tasty Tuesdays, Thailand | Leave a comment