Son-in-Law Eggs ไข่ลูกเขย – Hot Thai Kitchen!

Posted: Friday, October 07, 2016

This is one of the most popular dishes for kids in Thailand, and it was definitely my favourite! I’m not really sure why it’s called “son-in-law eggs” even though there are lots of theories, but whatever the reason, it’s a delicious and unique dish that you must try at least once in your life!

Medium-boiled eggs (preferably duck eggs) is deep fried in hot oil so they develop a browned chewy skin that gives the eggs a distinct texture. Then a sweet-and-sour tamarind sauce is drizzled over it, topped with crispy fried shallots and garlic chips. For the adults in the family, break up the crispy dried chilies and add a little spice to your eggs! The combination of these ingredients is magical, and it’ll be like nothing you’ve ever had. This is one of those classic Thai dishes that most Thai people grow up on, and I really hope you try it out!

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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