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Mushroom with Yellow Bean Paste

The weather has turned boiling hot in my city. It’s strange because in the morning the temperature is quite cool. On Sunday, when we made a spontaneous trip out of town, we were surprised to see that it was only 14 C in the morning, and the mercury rose throughout the day, so by the

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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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Garlic and Pepper Chicken with Rice

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The only thing I miss the most when I travel is cooking. I love eating food at local restaurants a lot, but after a while, I crave the comfort of home-cooked meal. A lot of you guys have been telling me to share more recipes, and while I’ve been cooking a lot, 3 meals a

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Tofu with Crab

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It’s funny I think I’m kind of mean to my kid sometimes. Yaseen is scared of crab. He is not a fan of any kind of shellfish either. But he loves tofu you see. So it’s so wicked of me to combine these two ingredients together. I love how tofu is so nutritious, but it

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Prawn and Cashew Nuts in Thai Sweet Chili Paste

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Do you know you can eat cashew fruits? When I was a kid, during dry winter in Thailand, there were cashew apples hanging on the trees. Yes, the fruits look kind of like apples or maybe pears, with yellowish orange to juicy red. I took a bite once, but didn’t like it one bit. I

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Chicken and Tofu with Basil

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I’m surprised my kid likes tofu. It’s funny because tofu and I didn’t really have a love at first sight kind of story. It took me a while to get used to it. I think the reason I like tofu is because of its nutrient more than its taste. Anyway, I’m blessed that he is

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Sriracha Noodle

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So the boys are out as usual. Yaseen is actually having exams right now. Can you imagine? I don’t remember school being so strict like this when I was a kid. Here I’m alone at home most of the time during the week. If I don’t go out for lunch or shopping with friends, I

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Chili and Garlic Oyster Mushroom

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When Sadik and I find oyster mushrooms in the market, our brains think in different directions. When he picks it up, he thinks about Indian Spicy Mushroom with lots of coriander seed powder that makes the mushrooms taste almost like meat. I think about Tom Yum Mushroom or simple stir fry. He wants his way

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Chicken Liver and Giblet with Ridge Gourd

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I am missing a humble kitchen back at home. I remember walking down the stairs early morning to the sleepy kitchen. It was a plain room without cabinets or sink with the wooden windows facing our backyard garden. I always wished my parents make a door from the kitchen to the garden so I didn’t

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Stir Fried Mushroom with Bok Choy and Egg

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A few days ago, I saw someone write something very ridiculous online. They say curry paste is extremely essential to most dishes in Thai cooking. This is so not true because cooking with curry pastes is merely a fraction of Thai cooking. When I grew up in my hometown, we rarely used curry pastes. Curry

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