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The Story About “Fish Sauce” (Part 4)

The Story About “Fish Sauce” (Part 4)

Source of fish sauce Fish sauce in each country is named differently such as in the Philippines where it is called “Patis”, in Vietnam called “Nuocmam”, etc. Vietnam has the important manufacturing source around Bin Tuan district (it has a lot of salt) and Phu Quoc Island, located in the south of Vietnam.  Mostly the fish used to make fish sauce are Clupeidae or Anchovy and Carangidae. ...

The Story About “Fish Sauce” (Part 3)

The Story About “Fish Sauce” (Part 3)

Before be coming fish sauce Marinating fish with salt in various forms and then using that as a food seasoning is a common practice of many peoples’ throughout the world. But the popularly of using it may vary according to the dietary culture of each nation. People have learned how to use salt for preservation centuries ago. Fermented fish and salt is a basic technique for food preservation tha...

The Story About “Fish Sauce” (Part 2)

The Story About “Fish Sauce” (Part 2)

If you haven’t read part 1 yet you can read it at The Story About Fish Sauce (Part 1) Fish Sauce with Thai food Thai food has a delicious taste, in addition to fresh, clean material and cooking from a skillful chef.  Yet, it must also have various seasonings that make the food taste just right.  “Fish Sauce” is one of the seasonings that will add good smells to the food and ma...

The Story About “Fish Sauce” (Part 1)

The Story About “Fish Sauce” (Part 1)

Nam Plah -Fish sauce is a liquid product that has a salty taste, and is used for giving food more flavor. It’s a product derived from fermented fish and salt together. It is considered the key ingredient of curries and various kinds of sauces. And it is a main ingredient of the food in Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Philippines and in many other countries in Southeast Asia. Fish Sauce can ...

Kai Pa Loh – Eggs Stewed In Gravy

Kai Pa Loh – Eggs Stewed In Gravy

Pa Loh is a kind of Chinese food, which consists of boiled eggs, tofu, pork and uses Chinese Star anise, cinnamon and other spices to pound and mix well together, and is then stewed until almost dry. It could use either duck or goose as the main protein. Pa Loh has a sweet and salty taste, it is a flavor from stewing the palm sugar, soy sauce and fish sauce. Pa Loh is also called by the type of p...

Vietnamese Coriander

Vietnamese Coriander

Vietnamese Coriander is a seasonal plant with strong fragrance, because it has oil glands throughout every part of the plant. The bush grows to about 3-35 cm tall.  The trunk of the bush is green mixed with a light red color. The stem stands up straight, the top part is upright as well, but the bottom part will lay down on the ground. The stem will also have joints that connect together and ofte...

Phrik Khee Nuu

Phrik Khee Nuu

Phrik Khee Nuu is a small bush with the height of 30-120 cm. It has flat, oily and smooth leaves. It has small and slender fruits about 2-3 cm long. When young the fruit has dark green color but when it ripens it will gradually change to a bright red color. It has hot spicy taste. The fruits are used either fresh or dried as ingredients in various Thai dishes to add spiciness and heat. It is a...

Boiled rice with pork

Boiled rice with pork

Boiled Rice is a dish made from rice as you might guess; how to make boiled rice is pretty similar to cooking rice with a regular pot. The difference is when making boiled rice we will add more water than when cooking rice.  The timing to make boiled rice is similar to cooking rice also, or sometimes may be longer. There are several types of boiled rice like plain boiled rice and boiled rice wi...

Laab Curry  (Nam Phrik Laab)

Laab Curry (Nam Phrik Laab)

“Laab Curry – Nam Phrik Laab” or ” Phrik Laab” is how to bring spices and herbs such as dried chilli, shallots, garlics, galangal, lemon grass, Ma- kaewn, Ma-laeb, Dee Bplee, pepper, coriander seed to shredded, chopped or grounded as desired. Dry or roast all the ingredients before mix them together. Then roast them together again until done for the fragrance and for...

Fried rice with shrimp paste

Fried rice with shrimp paste

Fried rice with shrimp paste is a traditional Thai food.  How to make it may be a little bit difficult because it has a lot of ingredients.  It has quite a few side dishes which will mean it takes a while to make everything, but it is so worth it.  Luckily, all the ingredients are easy to find anywhere. The characteristic of fried rice with shrimp paste is light in color, has the taste of shri...