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Miang Koong (Thai Prawn Wrap)

Have you ever tried Wild Pepper Leaf? Wild Pepper Leaf or Bai Cha Plu is a pungent, peppery and citrusy leaf used in Southeast Asian cuisines. The leaf looks quite similar to a betel leaf, but they’re completely different thing. In my opinion, it’s one of the most exciting ingredients, and if you haven’t tried

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Grilled Salmon with Kale

Usually, our weekends, when we don’t go trekking, are basically filled with errands, lunches at the restaurants, and randomness around the town. The days are usually messy, and we can’t stick to the schedule. After grocery shopping, we go for lunch which often ends up quite late in the afternoon. By the time, we get

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Prawn Curry with Rice Vermicelli

The other day, I had a long conversation with my friend about the quality of food we’re eating. The produce in the market has a dangerous amount of pesticide, the chickens are injected with hormones and they’re raised in poor environments, and the fish and other seafood carry toxins as our oceans are polluted. The chat

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Stir Fried Calamari with Chili and Garlic

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I don’t always stick to the plan, but there’s one thing I’m very punctual perpetually. Sunday morning, it’s time to visit our local fish market. At the local fish markets here, the fish trucks arrived every Sunday so it’s the perfect time to get fresh seafood. Morning is ideal because the fish is just unloaded

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Noodle with Prawns in Black Bean Sauce

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Noodle with Prawn in Black Bean Sauce is one of my favorite dishes to cook and to eat. Basically, I love anything that can be whipped up quickly and served in a big single bowl. Food like this is comforting, and I can eat it every day. The great thing about simple food is it allows

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Tom Kha Pla (Thai Coconut Fish Soup)

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In Thailand, Tom Kha and Tom Yum Dishes are served with meal and rice. They’re not served as soup like how you get them in the restaurants around here. The spicy fragrant broth is perfect for keeping the meal exciting. This is the fish version of the delicious famous Tom Kha Gai. I use the

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Colorful Prawn Fried Rice

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Prawn Fried Rice is one of those dishes we made often. It’s easy to cook, and comforting to eat. On the busy days, Prawn Fired Rice is perfect to whip up for lunch and dinner. And believe it or not, we even have it for breakfast. Today I’m going to break my golden rule of cooking

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Teriyaki Squid

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We always love the vibrant scene of our local fish market. It was always crowded, noisy, and colorful. Last Sunday, Sadik and I went to buy fresh seafood. We want to get some squid for dinner sometimes this week. Our fish monger tried to sell us giant squids when we told him we only need

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Spicy Seafood Meatballs

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Oh my God, I am old! It’s my birthday yesterday, and I’m a year older again. But don’t worry, I won’t grow old another 300 years; I promised myself. I am determined to look like this forever hahaha, oh or maybe I should look 10 years younger. Anyway, nothing exciting happened. The boys have been

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Garlic and Chili Prawns

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There are 3 simple rules in cooking this Garlic and Chili Prawns. The first one is using the freshest ingredients you can find. The second rule is using super high heat in cooking. And the last important point is to finish cooking in 5 minutes. Seafood is one of my favorite ingredients because it cooks

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