The Only Steak Marinade You Need – Thai “Crying Tiger” Recipe

The classic Thai marinade for grilled steaks is really the only marinade recipe you need, and in the video I will explain why! I also share with you THE ultimate steak dipping sauce that no Thai person can ever go without: nam jim jeaw. If you don’t eat beef, both the marinade and the sauce can also work for any other grilled meats like chicken, pork, or lamb.

I did not mention in the video, but on the blog post (linked below) I share more about the common Thai dish name “Crying Tiger” which this kind of is.

00:00 Intro
00:30 How to make the steak marinade
02:18 My choice of steaks and marinating
04:26 Some steak grilling tips
05:10 How to make the ultimate Thai steak dipping sauce “nam jim jeaw”
07:41 Steak doneness reveal & tasting

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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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