Recipes to try at home, our latest restaurant openings and news from the squids behind the scenes.
Welcome to the year 2024 – we hope it’s a great one for all. We’re diving in with a giant joyful splash as we offer you new dishes for a new year. From seafood sharing platters to feisty new curries, we’re ready to blast away those January blues.
We love a season change here at Giggling Squid and Autumn is one of our faves – there’s nothing like a luscious Thai Green Curry or comfort-food-extraordinaire Pad Thai to warm the cockles (as Grandma Squid likes to say) when the weather’s getting a little blustery. This is prime time for cosy coupledom so bring on cuffing season.
This recipe was inspired by that pleasing simplicity – the fresh sweetness of squid fried with aromatic garlic.
Nothing beats the perfect balance of flavours in a traditional papaya salad – savoury, fresh with a satisfying flash of spicy heat.
How often do you venture away from your tried and tested favourites to explore new and unfamiliar dishes? We have selected some underrated gems from our menu to inspire you to explore!
Pad Kee Mao is often known as Drunken Noodles – perhaps because people end up drinking a little more than planned to put out the spicy fire in their mouths!
Thai cooking is famously rich and complex in flavour and – as our own Giggling recipes reflect – crammed with a huge variety of vegetables, herbs and spices that many people might be unfamiliar with in the UK.
In celebration of the Coronation, our chefs created a Coronation Special fit for a King with a Royal Thai Tea and it proved so popular that some of our Giggling restaurants have decided to continue offering it.
Our very own Crafty Squid, Amber, has created fun and easy-to-follow arts and crafts activities to keep your squidlets entertained – and giggling – over the Easter holidays. Her inspiration?
In honour of Pancake Day, we’ve got a delicious Pancake recipe with coconut, bacon and a poached egg.
We’ve got squid in our name that’s true, but our commitment to providing loads of plant-based options is no game…
The butternut squash halves create the perfect receptacles for all the flavourful veggie goodness in this recipe. In our book, there’s no excuse for plant-based food to ever lack taste or texture.
We introduced these on a special menu to celebrate Veganuary and they proved so popular we couldn’t part with them. They have such a pleasing flavour and texture with the satisfying crunch of sunflower seeds.
It’s with much joy and some over-excited tentacle waving, that we announce the launch of the first Giggling Squid cookbook. For as long as we have been operating, we’ve had requests for recipes from guests who’ve loved our food as much as we do. Available 3rd Nove
A traditional dessert enjoyed across Thailand – sometimes made with fresh mangoes gathered straight off the tree!
There’s real love and effort that goes into cooking this dish properly, but the flavour of the sauce – sweet and rich – works beautifully with the crispy-skinned duck, making it a long-time favourite in our restaurants.
Our version of the classic Thai dish, which goes by many different names, but is often known as Weeping Tiger, although the only sound you’ll hear while cooking this dish is the delicious sizzle of beef.
Paneang is a less well-known Thai curry, which due to its vibrant red colour is often mistaken for its fiery red cousin. It tends to be thicker than a Thai red curry and richer and sweeter, with a nutty, rounded flavour.
There’s something so immediately satisfying and a little theatrical about eating with your hands and these little nests are best enjoyed without cutlery. Simply wrap the lettuce leaves around the goodies and devour in one mouthful!
One of our popular starters on the Giggling Squid menu. Founder Pranee describes the sauce drizzled on the prawns as zingy, citrusy and fresh.
These found their way onto our menu by popular demand as we used to only offer them as canapés at opening parties for new restaurants. But people loved the crisp pastry and the herby chicken filling, and they’re now one of our most most-requested dishes.
It’s never too early to start considering the best restaurants for your Christmas party if you’ve been tasked with organising the team festive outing or if you’re the person who always rallies friends and family for gatherings and seasonal fun! Book your Christmas party at Giggling Squid today.
The heat is on but our summer specials are crammed with light, summery ingredients to leave you feeling satisfied without raising a sweat! See what summer specials available for both eat-in and takeaway.
There’s nothing like al fresco ‘Thai under the sky’. Find your nearest Giggling Squid restaurant with outdoor dining.
Nothing gets us Giggling like flavour, freshness, fire and fizz – not only in our Thai-licious dishes but also in our cocktails and mocktails. Taking full advantage of Thailand’s abundance of fresh, flavourful ingredients our master Squidologists spend their days dreaming up potent luscious libations and alcohol-free sensational sips to accompany your Giggling feasts.
From 6th April, you’ll see a change in our menus. Our chefs rose to the challenge, scrutinising every ingredient that goes into creating our full-flavoured dishes. We discovered that taste and eating-satisfaction does not automatically mean calorie-laden.
Mother’s Day is celebrated worldwide with many countries having their own unique ways of honouring mums, grandmas and mother-figures. Having recently hosted a Lei workshop in our Horsham Giggling Squid we wanted to share our step-by-step guide in case you feel inspired to get creative with your Mother’s Day gifts this year too.
We’re celebrating International Women’s Day by shining a light on the many inspiring women leading by example across Giggling Squid.
We’ve got squid in our name that’s true, but our commitment to providing loads of plant-based options is no game.
The saying goes that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and we’ve been longing to bring our Thai food expertise and Giggling flair to our very own breakfast menu.
It’s been 20 years since co-founders and owners, Andy and Pranee first dreamt up their Thai tapas menu and we’ve asked them 20 questions about their journey so far.
One of our most popular dishes, Pad Thai is always a crowd-pleaser. Not only delicious but surprisingly easy to cook from scratch with our (no longer secret) recipe.
Now you too can ‘wok it’ like an expert and cook an authentic Chicken Thai Green Curry at home with our special Giggling Squid recipe.
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