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Thai Cashew Nut Salad

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The weather has been very cool and gloomy. The inside of my house has not received any sunlight for two weeks now. It doesn’t rain that much, but the sky is really dark. Actually, I like this ambience. It seems awfully cozy and mysterious in a way. My mind wanders to a place like the

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Yum Mama | Instant Noodle Salad

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Yum is a spicy dish with explosive flavor in a mix of fresh delicious things. Yum in Thai Language basically means mixing so I think it is equivalent to salad dishes, except, you know, Thai Salad is spicier and more pungent than most salad dishes out there. In school, I used to live on Instant noodles.

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Thai Eggplant Dip

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Thai Eggplant Dip is spicy gooey delicious dip loaded with fresh herbs and chilies. This dish is prominently cooked in Laos and northeast region of Thailand. It is served with sticky rice and fresh or steamed vegetable. It is one of the first dishes I learned to make when I was a kid. I remember

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Thai Cucumber Salad (Isaan Style)

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In my childhood, during summer vacation in Thailand, I used to work so many random jobs to earn extra cash that I could splurge on Sailor Moon stickers. We weren’t poor, but my parents always encouraged me to work so I could learn something from the experiences. I used to work at a gas station.

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Three Flavors

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In Thailand, when we go out to eat, we always order Three-Flavored Fish. It’s crispy fried fish loaded with fresh herbs and intense spicy dressing. The beautiful garnishes cover every inch of the oozing delicious fish. The dish is perfect with strong drinks. Most of the time, it’s served along chilled alcoholic beverage. We also have

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Som Nuer Tod (Fried Thai Preserved Meat)

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It’s time to fry some of this preserved meat wrapped in banana leaf. When the meat is unwrapped, the pungent scent rise as the pale meat seems light and decadent. Many people will be tempted to eat it raw, and this is totally fine. I like to fry it, because I think the heat makes

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Yum Som Khai Pla

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So after I posted a recipe of Som Khai Pla (Preserved Fish Roe), a lot of people who read our post were curious to make, but they’re not sure if they would like the taste of preserved fish roe. Every culture has the delicacies that the outsiders find strange. Preserved fish roe is acquired taste

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Noodle with Prawns and Chili Flakes

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I love the flavor of Thai style chili flakes. It’s smoky and fiery hot. We use it in our cooking and as condiment. To make Thai chili flakes, we have to roast dried red chilies in a hot pan until they turn slightly dark. The process is excruciating because the scent of the chilies spread

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Asian Salad with Spicy and Sweet Peanut Dressing

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First of all, sorry for the quality of a picture in this post, I still can’t seem to find a way to take a decent picture with my DSLR at night when I make something worth sharing at that kind of hours. So I took a picture of this delicious salad with my cell phone. This

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Yum Pla Tu

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Yum means “mixed” in Thai. It’s a kind of salad that loaded with chilies, fresh herbs, and punchy flavors of lime, sugar and fish sauce. It’s balance, but bold, and out of this world delicious. Salad in Thailand is not a regular goodie healthy salads you are used too. Most of them are protein-base while

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