Finger Food Party Ideas

Finger Food Party Ideas

Are you thinking of throwing a party or a big event to celebrate a special occasion, but struggling for ideas in both the food and the type of event you want to hold? When holding a party you really want simple but tasty food that can be delivered to the guests with the least amount of fuss and stress involved as possible. So what is the answer to the problem?  The answer to the problem is Thai finger food.

Delicious Thai Finger Food

Delicious Thai finger food is now extremely popular in the UK for large-scale events and special occasion catering, it is the tremendous flexibility that Thai finger food  can offer that really appeals to the British public, not to mention the delicious flavours.

In the UK when hosting a party we spend most of our time hoping the weather will be fine so that guests can roam inside and outside freely. The alternative of course is erecting a marquee, hence adding greater expense to the event. Unfortunately the weather is never far from our minds when planning a special occasion in the UK and that includes the summer. On the other hand and fortunately enough with Thai finger food you can be inside or outside without the need of a plate or cutlery and the charming Thai waitresses will still find you.

Service with a smile (Khun Lek) Thai Cuisine expert

So what are the other benefits of using Thai finger food at parties

  • Great for large-scale events with many attendees and little or no sit down facilities.
  • Guests can walk and talk while enjoying tasty food with glass in hand.
  • All food freshly cooked and served on site including absolutely delicious dips.
  • Economical as the menu can be suited to budget available.
  • Guests are delighted with incredible tasting hot Thai finger food than the normal cold sandwiches, sausage rolls and crisps.
  • No hired crockery to collect up, count and return.
  • No tables and no chairs required.
  • Good vegetarian options
  • A stress free event

Types Of Tasty Thai Bites To Choose From

Chicken Satay     (ไก่สะเตีะ)

Although massively popular in Thailand it is believed that satay originated in Indonesia. In this regard it would be chicken marinated in turmeric, grilled and served on a skewer.  Finish off this tasty appetiser with a delicious peanut sauce dip.  Chicken is not the only meat to be used when making satay also popular is Pork and Beef. In Thailand you can locate your favourite satay dish at a street side restaurant or a travelling street vendor. For the dipping sauce peanut butter can be used as opposed to ground roasted peanuts.

Spring Rolls (บอเปี้ยทอด)

Spring rolls are actually Chinese in origin, but now widely popular in Thailand. Spring rolls are equally nice with or without meat and another fantastic appetiser for a Western based Thai dinner party. The vegetables consisting of vermicelli noodle, shredded carrot, cabbage wrapped in thin filo pastry and lightly fried and all accommodated with a sweet chilli dip. Another good thing about Spring rolls  is they can be frozen before and after frying. They will of course need heating up after being defrosted if they have already been fried.

Kanompang Na Moo  (  Crispy toasted pork   ) (ขนมปังหน้าหมู)

Kanompang na moo is yet another fantastic finger food treat that can be used in a walk around garden party way or equally good as an appetiser. The treats consist of mix pork, coriander, eggs, garlic, spring onions and fish sauce spread over elegant looking square-cut bread slices. Finally fry until golden brown and complement with a delicious cucumber dipping sauce. The dipping sauce consists of cucumber, shallots, vinegar, sugar and a fine sprinkling of red chillies. Simply delicious.

Thot Man Khao Phot   (Corn Cakes)   (ทอดมันข้าวโพด)

Seen more on a street vendors stall or found in some restaurants in Thailand. In the western restaurants possibly found more as part of an appetiser combination. Corn cakes  are good as a dinner party appetiser, but we have also found they bed in just as well as part of a main course. However versatile is the nature of Thai corn cakes sitting comfortably as Thai street food, dinner party food or a canapé orientated garden party.

Gung Sarong (กุ้งสร่ง)

Delightfully freshly cooked prawns in thin filo wrapped pastry and served with a delicious sweet chilli dipping sauce. These can be used as an appetiser or as part of a finger food garden party menu.

Thai Fish Cakes ( Thot Man Pla)   (ทอดมันปลา)

Thai fish cakes or Thot man pla in Thai are one of the most famous starters of the lot. As well as being great as a starter they are also magnificent for parties. Made for delightful garden parties on beautiful sunny days. The beauty with Thai fish cakes is you can never make too many. Once they have been deep-fried and left to cool they can then be frozen, so you can make as much as you like. Once they have been left to unfreeze they can then be popped in to a warm oven to heat through. Fish is the popular choice, but chicken, pork and prawns can also be used for this tasty starter. The ingredients in Thai fish cakes are white fish fillets-minced, red curry paste, fish sauce, lime leaves and thinly sliced long beans.

Pla Rad Prik  (ปลาราดพริก)

The amazing combination of Delicious fried salmon in a rich chilli sauce with chopped garlic cloves, chopped red chillies, chopped shallots, coriander root, lime juice,fish sauce and lots more besides.

The Thai Gourmet Popular Walk & Talk Menu

  • Chicken Satay (ไก่สะเต๊ะ)  (Grilled marinated chicken with a peanut sauce dip)
  • Spring Rolls  (บอเปียทอด) (mixed Thai vegetables wrapped in fried thin pastry with a sweet chilli dip)
  • Kanompang na gai/moo  (ขนมปังหน้าหมู/ไก่ ) (Fried pork or chicken on sliced bread with garlic, coriander, spring onions and a cucumber dip)
  • Pla rad prik  (ปลาราดพริก) (Delicious salmon in a rich chilli sauce)
  • Tod man khao phot (ทอดมันข้าวโพด) ( Fried corn cakes with pepper, garlic and coriander)
  • Gung Sarong  (กุ้งโสร่ง) (Fried prawns in thin pastry with sweet chilli dip)
Link to the Walk & Talk menu

Finger Food Events Whatever The Weather

Inside The House

When A Marque Is Required

Outside The House

Organise Your Delicious Thai Finger Food Special Occasion

So there you have it, all you need to produce your own absolutely delicious Thai finger food party and impress the life out of your guests, but if you think it might be a bit of a struggle or sounds too much like hard work then make a call or drop an email to Thai Gourmet and let Khun Lek and her team do it for you. Now that is what you call a stress free event.

Recommended Books

1) For delicious Thai finger food the book by David Thompson (The Australian born expert Thai chef) called Thai Street Food is a fantastic addition for a fan of Thai finger food and fun food. Superb colour photos and in-depth recipe instructions. Time to re-create those Thai street stalls and roadside vendors that you loved so much on holiday.

For people in the UK, you can get the book here

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1840915587/www.engagingthailandtips.wordpress.com-21

For people outside of the UK, you can get the book here

http://www.amazon.com/dp/158008284X/www.engagingthailandtips.wordpress.com-20

2) The book Thai Food by David Thompson (The Australian born expert Thai chef) is the choice for those seeking to create all manner of Thai dishes. This book with its fabulous photos and superb instruction encapsulates all that is wonderful about Thai food and Thailand.

For people in the UK, you can get the book here

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1862055149/www.engagingthailandtips.wordpress.com-21

For people outside of the UK, you can get the book here

http://www.amazon.com/dp/1580084621/www.engagingthailandtips.wordpress.com-20

3) The complete guide to the culture and food of Thailand. This book by Joe Cummings at lonely planet is superb. Joe Cummings has lived in Thailand for many years and is someone who actually can be called an expert in all things Thai. This guide is the business for those who want to know all about Thai food and the culture of Thai food. The book is called World Food Thailand.

For those people in the UK, you can get the book here

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1864500263/www.engagingthailandtips.wordpress.com-21

For those people outside of the UK, you can get the book here.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/1864500263/www.engagingthailandtips.wordpress.com-20

4) For those going on holiday to Thailand and want to know what to see and do then the lonely planet guide will give you all the information you need the Thailand lonely planet guide by China Williams.

For people in the UK, you can get the book here

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/174179157X/www.engagingthailandtips.wordpress.com-21

For people outside of the UK, you can get the book here

http://www.amazon.com/dp/174179157X/www.engagingthailandtips.wordpress.com-20

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