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Giggling Squid Cookbook

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

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Mango Sticky Rice Pudding

A traditional dessert enjoyed across Thailand – sometimes made with fresh mangoes gathered straight off the tree!

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Rising Star Red Duck…

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.

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Crying Beef

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.

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Salmon Paneang

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.

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Veggie Goodie Bowl

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!

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Zingy Prawns

One of our popular starters on the Giggling Squid menu. Founder Pranee describes the sauce drizzled on the prawns as zingy, citrusy and fresh.

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Golden Money Bags

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.

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Thai-m to book your…

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.

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New Summer Specials

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.

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Thai under the sky

There’s nothing like al fresco ‘Thai under the sky’. Find your nearest Giggling Squid restaurant with outdoor dining.

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Giggling Cocktail Recipes

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.

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Calories count, but do…

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.

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Mother’s Day Gift Idea:…

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.

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Celebrating International Women’s Day

We’re celebrating International Women’s Day by shining a light on the many inspiring women leading by example across Giggling Squid.

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Veganuary specials

We’ve got squid in our name that’s true, but our commitment to providing loads of plant-based options is no game.

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New breakfast menu with…

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.

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Meet the big squids…

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.

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Vegan Pad Thai Recipe

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.

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Thai Green Curry 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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