THAILAND


TURKEY LAAP WITH TOASTED BROWN RICE POWDER
Turkey laap or sometimes you’ll see written as larb is a Thai-inspired minced-meat salad. I’ve fallen in love with Thai cuisine for a long long time now. I love the robust flavor and taste from Thai cuisine. There are many different kind of laap and usually it does involve some […]

TURKEY LAAP WITH TOASTED BROWN RICE POWDER


thai rice soup khao tom
Rice soup or khao tom in Thai language is a very common Thai dish for breakfast or late night snack. This also holds true in other Southeast Asia countries and East Asia for porridge/congee. I remember back in college time when I was in Jakarta, Indonesia for a very short while, […]

THAI RICE SOUP/ KHAO TOM


PANDAN-WRAPPED CHICKEN
Pandan or known as screwpine leaves in English, is truly one of my favorite leaves to cook with. The smell of fresh pandan leaves are simply amazing. It’s hard to describe. My dad used to place a bunch of fresh pandan leaves at the back of the car as an […]

PANDAN-WRAPPED CHICKEN



GRILLED PORK SALAD
If you have your grill our there this summer (A grill pan will work too, not the best, but will work), well, give this one a try. This delicious grilled pork salad is one of my favorite. The tender juicy pork paired with the fragrant lemon grass, kaffir lime leaves […]

GRILLED PORK SALAD


SHRIMP AND MANGO RED CURRY 2
I have to admit that I’m still in a “survival” mode. Meaning, I’m trying to survive motherhood with our 4 1/2-month old baby (as I’m typing this entry) and a 3-year old daughter. Fun ? yes. Exhausting ? yes. Hungry ? double yes!! I feel like I’m hungry all the […]

SHRIMP AND MANGO RED CURRY


SEARED SCALLOP WITH CREAMY RED CURRY SAUCE / CHOO CHEE CURRY 1
I’m a big fan of scallops, jumbo scallops to be specific. When dealing with jumbo scallops, I love searing them. It is so easy to overcook seafood and scallops are no exception. When you sear them right, it brings out the sweetness of the scallops, slightly crispy on the outside […]

SEARED SCALLOP WITH CREAMY RED CURRY SAUCE / CHOO CHEE ...



THAI PINEAPPLE FRIED RICE
Fried rice is always my favorite thing to whip up because it’s easy and you have a meal in no time. You can pretty much throw whatever ingredients you like to include in your fried rice too. I decided to whip up this Thai-style pineapple fried rice. Love the savory […]

THAI PINEAPPLE FRIED RICE


THAI-INSPIRED CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP
Yes, I love Thai food. The sourness, they spicyness, the sweetness, the herbs and spices used in cooking…I mean….loads of taste and flavor working together to please my taste buds. You will find this Thai-inspired chicken noodle soup incredibly easy to make, especially if you have leftover chicken meat. You […]

THAI-INSPIRED CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP


THAI RED CHICKEN CURRY 7
Thai red curry is one of my favorite Thai curry dishes and you will see it on a menu at Thai restaurant for sure. I used to get the ready-made red curry paste from the store because it’s convenient. They actually taste delicious too. But, there’s nothing like making your […]

THAI RED CURRY WITH CHICKEN



INDONESIAN FRIED SHALLOTS CRISP / BAWANG GORENG 6
Shallots are important ingredients in Southeast Asia kitchen. They are called for in almost majority of Indonesian recipes if I can put it that way. They are used for stir-fry, stew, deep-fried as toppings, and also eaten raw too. It’s one of my favorite ingredient to cook with as well. […]

INDONESIAN FRIED SHALLOTS CRISP / BAWANG GORENG (UPDATED)


STIR-FRIED NOODLES WITH PORK AND SOY SAUCE/ PHAT SI EW
I believe it’s hard to find any Asian, especially Southeast Asian and East Asian people who don’t enjoy having stir-fried noodles. If the Italians have their spaghetti, stir-fried noodles are the case with the Asians. Of course the term stir-fried noodles are very general. There are so many different kind […]

PAD SEE EW/THAI STIR-FRIED NOODLES WITH SOY SAUCE


GRILLED BEEF SALAD FROM ISAN/ NAAM TOK NUEA
This grilled beef salad from Isan is highly delicious. Isan is a Northeastern region in Thailand, which the word Isan itself means Northeast. From what I read, the area is mainly populated by people from Laos. The dish Naam tok literally means waterfall. You are wondering why waterfall. The meat […]

GRILLED BEEF SALAD FROM ISAN / NAAM TOK NUEA



seafood
Thai steamed fish cake or known as ha mok pla in Thai language is another one of my favorite Thai food. The fish fillet is finely chopped and seasoned with Thai red curry paste and herbs like basil and kaffir lime leaves and then steamed in a cup made of […]

THAI STEAMED FISH CAKE/ HA MOK PLA


STIR-FRIED CHICKEN WITH HOLY BASIL ON RICE/ GAI PHAT KRAPAO
Stir-fried chicken with holy basil on rice in an absolutely delicious and popular street food in Thailand. I’ve always loved Thai food. Their usage of variety of herbs and spices, like in Indonesian cooking, always make me hungry. Common ingredients you will find in Thai pantry are usually fish sauce […]

STIR-FRIED CHICKEN WITH HOLY BASIL ON RICE/ GAI PHAT KRAPAO


SWEET STICKY RICE WITH COCONUT AND MANGO/ KHAO NIAW MAMUANG
I have linked sweet sticky rice with coconut and mango to Thailand almost immediately. It’s like one of the things you must try if you have not when you are in Thailand. This very simple dessert which also known as kaho niaw mamuang in Thai, is simply awesome. Sticky rice […]

SWEET STICKY RICE WITH COCONUT AND MANGO/ KHAO NIAW MAMUANG



appetizers/snacks
One of my favorite things about Thailand, besides the wonderful culture, people, shopping (I’m a woman, what can I say) is the food. I love the sweet, sour, salty, and spicy flavor that are often incorporated in Thai cooking. It’s like your taste buds are so busy to be pleased […]

THAI SAVORY CREPES/ PAEN NA GOONG


KHAO SOI/ CHIANG MAI CURRY NOODLES
I really enjoyed cooking with Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid’s two cookbooks so far, Beyond The Great Wall and now, Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet cookbook. This is in fact the 15th recipes from their cookbooks. Wow! record-breaking perhaps lol! Their cookbook always accompany by story behind the recipe and the […]

KHAO SOI/ CHIANG MAI CURRY NOODLES


GUAYTIO LADNA/ NOODLES WITH GREENS AND GRAVY
After cooking with Beyond The Great Wall cookbook by Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid, I decided to get another one of their award-winning cookbook: Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet. It pretty much focuses on Southeast Asian recipes in Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia. The first thing I tried from this cookbook […]

KWE TIAU RADNA/ NOODLES WITH GREENS AND GRAVY



PHAD THAI
I don’t think I can complete my recipe archive for Thailand without making phad thai. If you ever go to a Thai restaurant, you will for sure see phad thai on the menu. I can guarantee you that. After all, phad thai is Thailand’s national dish. If you ever got […]

PHAD THAI


CHICKEN IN RED CURRY WITH RICE BALLS
Chicken in red curry with rice balls is another great Thai recipe that I will keep. It’s fairly easy to make and delicious, especially served with glutinous/sticky rice balls. The fragrant jasmine rice reign supreme in Southeast Asia and many parts of Thailand too, however, in northern part of Thailand, […]

CHICKEN IN RED CURRY WITH RICE BALLS


THAI-STYLE CHICKEN SANDWICH
Thai-style chicken sandwich is another one of the east-meet-west dish that Martin Yan’s invented in this Martin Yan’s Asian Favorite cookbook. People often say “oh..it’s just another sandwich”. Sandwich is so ubiquitous and people don’t get impressed much by it anymore these days. Well, it doesn’t have to be boring. […]

THAI-STYLE CHICKEN SANDWICH



THAI RICE VERMICELLI SOUP WITH FISH
If you are not familiar with Asian culture, you may find that it’s very odd to be eating rice or noodles for breakfast early in the morning. While I can’t say all Asians do that (some skip breakfast. I’m definitely not one of them lol!), however, rice and noodles always […]

THAI RICE VERMICELLI SOUP WITH FISH


TOM YUM SOUP
Tom yum is characterized by its distinct hot and sour flavors, with fragrant herbs generously used. The basic broth is made of stock and fresh ingredients such as lemon grass, kaffir lime leaves, lime juice, fish sauce and crushed chili peppers. Tom Yum is usually made with prawns, chicken, fish […]

TOM YUM SOUP


THAI LEMON FISH 2
I love to eat fish. Steam it, deep-fried it, pan-fried it, grill it, or even raw like sashimi, I’ll eat them with a mouth wide opened. Each time when my dad knew that I was going back home to visit, he would stock lots of fresh fishes in the fridge […]

THAI STYLE LEMON FISH



Thai Green Curry With Shrimp
I’ve made this Thai green curry with chicken and it was so delicious that I made the green curry paste in big batch and freeze them for future use It really helps when I don’t have much time to think of what to cook today and not much time to […]

THAI GREEN CURRY WITH SHRIMP


Thai chicken coconut soup/ tom kha gai
Tom kha gai which literally means chicken galangal soup is a spicy hot soup in Thai Cuisine. This soup is made with coconut milk, galangal, lemon grass and chicken. The chillies add a flavor as well as texture, color and heat, but not so much that it overwhelms the soup. […]

THAI CHICKEN COCONUT SOUP / TOM KHA GAI


THAI GREEN PAPAYA SALAD / SOM TUM
Thai Green papaya salad or som tum is a spicy salad made from shredded unripened papaya. The dish combines the four main tastes of Thai cuisine: sour lime, hot chili, salty fish sauce, and sweetness added by palm sugar. In Thailand, it is customary that a customer ask the preparer […]

THAI GREEN PAPAYA SALAD / SOM TUM



THAI GREEN CURRY 2
I enjoy Thai food and like many other Southeast Asian cuisine, they are packed with spices and robust flavor. There are so many different kind of curries out there. One of my favorites is Thai Green Curry. When my Thai friends made this green curry, I went crazy over it. […]

THAI GREEN CURRY