Thai Food to Go: Meals to Grab When You’re In a Hurry

February 15, 2021
IN Thai Cuisine

One of the most celebrated cuisines in America is Thai food. No wonder! Not only is it packed with flavor, but it hits the spot every time. 

Another benefit of Thai food is that you can make all of your favorite dishes at home. Everything from simple recipes to the type of dishes that will keep you in the kitchen all day. But what about the days that you need Thai food to go?

You’ve come to the right place! This guide will go through some of the fastest Thai dishes, so you can save time while still satisfying your taste buds. 

Let’s get started. 

Vegetarian Pad Thai

You’re probably familiar with what is arguably the most famous dish to come from Thailand: Pad Thai. There is a complicated way to make Pad Thai, but there’s also a simple vegetarian version when you’re in a hurry. You can either make your own Pad Thai sauce or find one at the grocery store if you’re extra strapped on time.

This recipe essentially calls for rice noodles, a handful of ingredients you already have in your kitchen, and the Pad Thai sauce. Make a big batch in advance, and enjoy throughout the week! Feel free to add any protein like tofu if you have the time.

Chives With Tofu

For something quick and simple, make chives with tofu. This recipe is only four ingredients:

  • 2 cups Chinese chives
  • 7 ounces, 1/2 of a block, firm tofu
  • 1 Tablespoon thin soy sauce
  • A dash or two of ground white pepper

All you need to do is pan fry the tofu, add the chives then the seasoning! Want to save even more time? You can buy pre-cooked tofu, so you don’t need to worry about prep – tasty Thai to go!

Tofu Satay With Peanut Sauce 

Got another tofu dish coming your way. This time, with the oh-so-delicious peanut sauce on the side. All you need is tofu, peppers, your favorite marinade, skewers, and peanut sauce. 

You can buy the tofu pre-cooked to save time or cut up extra firm tofu and let it sit in marinade ahead of time if possible. If not, add it when you’re stir-frying the vegetables and tofu. You can find peanut sauce almost anywhere.

Once the tofu and veggies have cooked, skewer them and head out the door! Feel free to replace tofu with your favorite protein.

Green Mango Salad

The last item on the list is the infamous green mango salad—a delicious and healthy option on the go. Can you believe that you’ll be able to make this salad with a bunch of healthy ingredients? There’s the mango, of course, but also cucumber and carrots and tomatoes as well!

Of course, if you want something a little more indulgent, look for a mango recipe made with fish sauce. This is the more authentic version as well.

Thai Food to Go

After reading all these delicious recipes, surely you’re already googling “Thai food to go near me.” Whether you can make it out to your favorite quick Thai place or not, rest assured there are simple recipes for you to satisfy your cravings. In fact, you probably have all the ingredients necessary to make a Thai dish for dinner.

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