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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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Raw Mango Salad

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Mangoes are still in season, and I intend to savor them as much while I can. I don’t just love mangoes when they are perfectly ripe, sweet and golden, but I also love them when they’re raw and crunchy. They’re perfect for salad. I chop and slice and throw them in the bowl. They are

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Fish and Rice Rice Vermicelli Salad with Sweet Soy Sauce Dressing

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Summer is the time when I miss Thailand the most. It’s been so long I have gone home, and I hope sometimes in August we could go spend sometimes travelling all over Thailand again. Summer back home is fun and vibrant. Every corner of the country seem to have those little colorful stalls selling shave

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Chinese Five Spice Poached Chicken Salad

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One of the reasons I love dining out and restaurant menu tasting is because the new dishes I’ve been exposed to inspire me to do better in my kitchen. They give me ideas in terms of flavors, techniques and the art of plating and even introducing me to the new ingredients and style of serving. Last

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Dried Shrimp Salad

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Do you like the smell of dried fish? I love it. I grew up eating different types of dried fish. In Thailand, we have tons of different kinds of dried seafood that you would just want to dive in, if you love dried fish that is. Here in India, I get these dried shrimp. It’s different

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Tofu and Noodle with Sticky Plum Sauce

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Noodle is my comfort food. There are so many ways to whip it up. It doesn’t need a lot of time to cook, and it can go with anything. From a simple stir fry to a bowl of steamy noodle in hot broth, every kind of noodle dishes is so comforting, and I love them

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Chickpeas Coleslaw

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I love coleslaw. Mmmmm, coleslaw and fried chicken, it’s one of my favorite food combo. But since we have pledged to eat clean, I make my coleslaw a little healthier. Chickpeas are so delicious and healthy. They are high in fiber, it’s a good source of protein and minerals for vegetarians, and they are excellent

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Garlic Chicken Salad

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Friday is the time for cleaning up a fridge. This week we did well on handling the grocery. I hate to have food spoiled in my house, but there weren’t much left in the fridge this week. So, yay! I had half a bag of mixed salad greens, some tomatoes, red bell peppers, some cucumbers, some

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Spicy Thai Fruit Salad

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When you think of fruit salad, what’s in your imagination? Some juicy slices of freshness in colors, topped with some whip cream. Maybe ice-cream. Some of you might prefer warm custard or a hot drizzle of chocolate lava. What if I tell you that there is another way to spin it? A spicy way. We can

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Sweet Carrot and Onion Kimchi

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It’s been a while. I’m sorry that I couldn’t keep the posts up as regularly as it should be, but we’re back. I’m also very happy to inform you guys that we have just moved to the new place. It feels so home, but we haven’t done any décor yet. So what we’ve been doing

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