Northern Thai Sausage Recipe (Sai Ua ) ไส้อั่ว – Hot Thai Kitchen!

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An iconic dish of Northern Thailand, “sai ua” is one of the most flavourful sausages I can think of. The pork is mixed with an aromatic curry paste, grilled, then served with sticky rice and fresh veggies. Yum!

Making sausages doesn’t have to be a lot of work, though. Once you make the mixture, if you don’t want to go through the process of stuffing the sausages, you can make patties, balls, or make “caseless sausages” I like showed in the video!

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About Pai:

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

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Naruset Lomaban says:

Normally we should pipes it in to the intestine ( which used to make sausages), but that’s stunning

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Adoune Rajvong says:

wow, you are nice looking Pailin!!

Roomy Mostafa says:

Hi Pailin do you use Japanese knife?

beepbapboop says:

Sai Au was my favourite growing up and it still is to this day! My aunt is the best at making these (Lao style) in my family but she loves to use chopped up pigs ear – there's something about the texture that is so satisfying!

Silent Traveler says:

Your videos are wonderfully done. Enjoyed very much.
Keep them coming…

Neck Beard says:

Hey Pai, made this over the weekend, turned out so delicious! Cheers from SF Bay Area NeckBeard aka Austin

Grumpy Cat says:

11:49 😂

Howard Johnson says:

Thanks for the pointers, going to sausage making class and this helps get ingredients in order.

Genthios _ says:

"The rack was made for my sausages !!!" Come on lady !!!!

Chee Lee says:

Looks so yummy, my hubby gets his sausage caseing from we recently started making sausage also.

Kris Doosje says:

I've made them this weekend.. they tasted amazing! Thanks for this receipe! My (thai) GF was impressed with my cooking 🙂

Elijah Ramos says:

Sausage party

AnarchyNow says:

Pailin, these look delicious, but you should look into the dangers of cooking with aluminum foil! It has been found that the aluminum actually ends up contaminating food, exacerbated when using foods high in acidity or spice.

kris says:

What's the difference between this and Isaan sausage? Can you tell us how to make Isaan sausage? : )

Deney Tuazon says:

"Handy" info indeed!

Matt Heere says:

Thanks Pai! Your videos are quality time for me and my daughter (11). We both love your style, and generally need a snack after seeing whatever tasty treat you've dreamed up. In my next life I'm going to be your neighbor 😉

Marc Caldwell says:

What is a good vegetable to pair with this?

Grant Martin says:

I know that this is not what you meant, but, All I could think was inviting my neighbours to a sausage party would NOT go over well. LOL

Noor Gareh says:

👍👍👍👍👍👍👍🌹🌹🌹very good thanks.

Gazda056 says:

Thanks for recipe, great video. Like all your videos after two minutes watching i forget it's on YouTube this is more like some BBC or Food TV show, very professional. I don't know how you not on TV by now

Tattikat says:

I seriously got issues….lol I got a dirty mind! But I'm so trying this recipe! Cheers from Abu Dhabi !

Craig says:

Cooking raw pork for "about four minutes" on each side under the broiler is a dangerously short time for some residential ovens. I'm concerned that people might get sick cooking these for such a short time.

Ellyz says:

I love to eat this sausage with sticky rice. So gooood 😆

Rogerio Roger says:

I definitely will try this ! I just need a substitute for Shrimp paste what do you suggest looks awesome! my mouth is salivating!!

kayla choothesa says:

pai!!! you can find sausage casings at most grocery stores or butchers. you can also find it on amazon and it arrives in a block of salt, you just have to soak them in water for like 10 mins to use. i made sai krok issan today but i want to make this recipe later. love you mak mak!!! <3

Michelle Melo says:

Looooooved the recipe! I prepared this week and tasted amazing!  Specially served with satay peanut sauce!

Minhdy Van says:

You should cook something super yummy & spicy and have Mark Wiens taste it. I'm sure he will make his happy yummy face. It would be cool to see my two favorite Thai channels combine into one… AWESOMENESS!!!

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