Mackerel Fried Rice “Salad” ข้าวคลุกปลาทู – Hot Thai Kitchen!

Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017

We’re once again cooking with ingredients from mom’s backyard! During my trip to Thailand, I had this dish at a small restaurant in Bangkok and just fell in love with its rustic simplicity. Ingredients used are no more than the very basic staples of any Thai home kitchen, and the flavours are light, fresh, and delicious.

Simple garlic fried rice topped with the fish that is the epitome of simple Thai cooking: Short Mackerel. Served alongside a variety of fresh veggies and herbs, and you’ve got yourself a slice of Thailand on a plate!

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Pailin “Pai” Chongchitnant is the author of the Hot Thai Kitchen cookbook, co-host of a Canadian TV series One World Kitchen on Gusto TV, and creator and host of the YouTube channel Pailin’s Kitchen.

Pai was born and raised in southern Thailand where she spent much of her “playtime” in the kitchen. She traveled to Canada to study Nutritional Sciences at the University of British Columbia, and was later trained as a chef at Le Cordon Bleu culinary school in San Francisco.

After working in both Western and Thai professional kitchens, she decided that her passion really lies in educating and empowering others to cook at home via YouTube videos, her cookbook, and cooking classes. She currently lives in Vancouver, and goes to Thailand every year to visit her family. Visit her at