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Kai Look Koie – Thai Son in Law Eggs

Kai Look Koie – Thai Son in Law Eggs

In the west we usually eat our eggs either scrambled, fried, or hard boiled with very little ornamentation. Sure we add salt and pepper, but not much else, unless you’re at a Sunday brunch and are enjoying Eggs Benedict. The following Thai recipe for Kai Look Koie gives hard boiled eggs a special kick with the addition of dried chili and a savory sweet and sour sauce that is, in my opinio...

Nuea Nam Tok – Thai Spicy Grilled Beef

Nuea Nam Tok – Thai Spicy Grilled Beef

Neua Naam Tok (Thai Spicy Grilled Beef) is really popular in the roadside restaurants around Bangkok. Normally when Thai people order Som Tum (Papaya Salad), grilled chicken and sticky rice they will also have a dish of grilled meats like nuea nam tok. In Thai, “nuea” means beef and “nam tok” means waterfall, so this is literally “Waterfall Beef”. It is calle...

The Thai Bird Chili

The Thai Bird Chili

You can find spicy foods in many countries of the world from China to Mexico, but rarely will you find any spicier than Thai foods. This spiciness is almost always thanks to the ubiquitous Thai bird chili. This deceptively small chili packs a wallop that will make tears flow from the eyes of grown men. Thais add these chili’s to many of their dishes, from the northern larb dishes to the s...

Why Thai Food is So Uniquely Thai

Why Thai Food is So Uniquely Thai

Thai food is world renown for it’s diversity, excellence and flavor…not to mention it’s spiciness.  What many people do not know is that Thai food has not always been this way.  Prior to the 16th century the food of the common people and royalty in old Siam consisted primarily of plain rice, fish and fresh vegetables.  So what is it that caused such a flavor explosion in Thai foo...

My Experiences with Rice Bran Oil

My Experiences with Rice Bran Oil

Recently I saw one of my Facebook friends posted about her life as “she thought to herself the whole time that cancer is something that would never come to her and her family until 3 weeks ago she received the shocking news that the most wonderful person in her life, her dad was diagnosed with the end stages of lung cancer”. This post makes me realize how short peoples lives are. Do you agre...

Ka-nom Jeep Moo (Pork Dumplings)

Ka-nom Jeep Moo (Pork Dumplings)

Today’s snow, tomorrow’s sunny, the next day’s raining, this minute cold, the next minute hot. I’m so fed up with the weather here. So I decided to make a snack to fix the dullness with the recipe called Ka-nom Jeep Moo (Pork Dumplings), which I haven’t had for a long time. Thinking of Thailand, whenever I crave this dish I would go to Chinatown or Wang Lang, Siriraj...

Khao Moo Grob (Rice with Crispy pork)

Khao Moo Grob (Rice with Crispy pork)

An easy dish that isn’t easy to make as its name (Moo means a pig but can also use as the expression which refers to “so easy” in Thai as well). This is because we can not get the pork that is used to make Khao Moo Grob (Rice with Crispy Pork) in any typical grocery store in my town, because the pork that is sold in the grocery store is cut and separated into chops, roasts, etc. Moo Gr...

Khao Man Gai Tod

Khao Man Gai Tod

Previously, I had already presented you with the Khao Man Gai (chicken with rice) recipe. And then I got a comment asking about how to make Khao Man Gai Tod (Fried Chicken with Rice). Therefore, I went to search for the recipe for you all to try, to make and to eat. Ingredients and how to make Khao Man Gai Tod (Fried Chicken with Rice) are simple as follows. Ingredients 2 pieces chicken breas...

Tod Mun Plah Grai (Fried Fish Cake Thai Style)

Tod Mun Plah Grai (Fried Fish Cake Thai Style)

Tod Mun Plah Grai (Fried Fish Cake Thai Style) is another popular recipe for those who like to have fish. In addition to being easy to find to eat and for sale in a busy general community area Tod Mun Plah Grai is also an easy dish to make on your own at home. Or if inconvenient to make it yourself, you can buy it pre-made and then fry it yourself. How to make Tod Mun Plah Grai so tasty and deli...

Sah-koo Sai Moo (Steamed Tapioca filled with Sweet Pork)

Sah-koo Sai Moo (Steamed Tapioca filled with Sweet Pork)

One of the Thai snacks that is often sold as a pair with Kow Gree-ap Pahk Mau (thin, flat steamed sweetmeat of glutinous rice flour) is Sah-koo Sai Moo (steamed tapioca filled with sweet pork). Sah-koo Sai Moo has a slightly sweet flavor mixed with a little salty. It is popular to have it with coriander, cabbage, and fresh Thai chili (Phrik Khee Nuu) to cleanse the oily taste. In addition it is t...