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Ka-nom Tao Suan

Ka-nom Tao Suan

Tao Suan is the name of a Thai dessert that originally came from China. It is made of boiled soybeans that have the shell removed and are then stirred together with flour paste and sugar. Then you pour the coconut milk on top. It has sweet, salty and nutty taste mixed together. Ingredients ½ cup split mung beans, or peeled mung beans (some people call soybean) ½ cup concentrated coconut c...

Stir fried eggplant with fermented soybean and minced pork (Ma-keua Yaao Pad Tao Jieow Moo Sap)

Stir fried eggplant with fermented soybean and minced pork (Ma-keua Yaao Pad Tao Jieow Moo Sap)

Stir fried eggplant with fermented soybean and minced pork (Ma-keua Yaao Pad Tao Jieow Moo Sap) is one of the rice side dishes that is popular for many Thai people to eat. Because the ingredients are easy to find, it is simple to make and it still tastes delicious. Thai Eggplant is commonly known as white eggplant. Even so, you will find that there are so many colors of eggplant including light g...

Chili Oil (Nam Phrik Pao)

Chili Oil (Nam Phrik Pao)

Ingredients 15-18 Large dried red chili, take the stem off and remove the seeds 1 cup garlic, peeled and chopped 1 cup shallots, peeled and chopped 1 cup dried shrimp 2 Tbsp shrimp paste wrapped in banana leaves and burnt 3-4 Tbsp tamarind juice (sour and concentrated type) 5 Tbsp fine fish sauce 4 Tbsp palm sugar 1 tsp salt ¾ cup vegetable oil, for frying How to do… 1. Set a pan on m...

Stir Fried Seafood with Curry Powder (Ta-lay Pad Pong Ga-ree)

Stir Fried Seafood with Curry Powder (Ta-lay Pad Pong Ga-ree)

As well-known as the stir fried curry powder (Pad Pong Ga-ree) is in Thailand many people might think about stir fried crab with curry powder (Poo Pad Pong Ga-ree) only. But for some people, they do not like eating crab. The top reason is that it’s difficult to eat. It has claws, legs and a hard shell making things harder to crack. But even so they still want to enjoy a seafood dish. And ye...

Vermicelli Salad (Yum Woon Sen)

Vermicelli Salad (Yum Woon Sen)

Salad in Thai means bringing the vegetables, meat and sauce to mix together until the flavors penetrate evenly. Thai salad has three main flavors and these are sour, salty and sweet. And usually for the seasoning sauce itself will pour or mix into salad a little bit before serving because it will make the salad taste better. Today we will present Vermicelli Salad or “Yum Woon Sen”. Ingredien...

Nam Phrik Ga Pi (Shrimp Paste Chili Sauce)

Nam Phrik Ga Pi (Shrimp Paste Chili Sauce)

When it comes to chili sauce for Thai people, nobody would deny that they don’t know it intimately. Because chili sauce has been considered the food that pairs with the Thai house and Thai Kitchen since ancient times. There are many kinds of Thai chili sauce that are popular to eat.  One of them is Nam Phrik Ga Pi (Shrimp Paste Chili Sauce).  Believe me that more than 90% of Thai People would...

Shrimp Paste

Shrimp Paste

Ga Pi (shrimp paste) is considered one of the more popular condiments in Southeast Asia and in southern China.  Shrimp paste in Thailand has many types to choose from. Each shrimp paste is different in terms of quality, raw material processing according to each locality that is making it. Most are made from Goong Koey (the small-sized shrimp used for making shrimp-paste), which are plentiful in ...

Stir Fried Pork Phrik King Curry (With Long Yard Bean) – Moo Pad Phrik KingTua Fug Yow

Stir Fried Pork Phrik King Curry (With Long Yard Bean) – Moo Pad Phrik KingTua Fug Yow

Pad Phrik King (Stir Fried Phrik King) is stir fried curry from the Central and East of Thailand. Most of curries from these ares will have a sweet taste. So the curry paste that they use will be made from the large dried chili, which is less spicy than the small dried chili. Pad Phrik King is considered a breakthrough dish that ancient people invented for their vacations (at that time there was ...

The Story About “Fish Sauce” (Part 6)

The Story About “Fish Sauce” (Part 6)

Proliferation of Thai fish sauce Some people understand that the ancient people that used fish sauce would be only fishermen who lived close to the sea. In fact, central people are using fish sauce earlier than other sectors. But before that fish sauce are made from Cyprinidae called “Nam Plah Plah Soy (fish sauce from Cyprinidae fish)”. Which ancient people said taste good and more deliciou...

The Story About “Fish Sauce” (Part 5)

The Story About “Fish Sauce” (Part 5)

Fish sauce and values of Ethnic Food The spread of the values about eating food among foreigners, immigration and emigration are also the reason that made fish sauce more widely used abroad.  Due to the consumption called “Ethnic Food” or eating food without borders. That has become a new Western value including Japan and flock of people in Asia. The values of Ethnic Food is eating varied ...