Fried Tilapia with Thai Chili and Tomato Chutney

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Sun rises over the horizon. I always love that we have a small balcony on the east where every morning we can enjoy the thousands way the sky is painted by lights and clouds in the soothing cold air. It’s one of the best things to see in the morning. I am lucky. I also

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Chinese Sausage Fried Rice

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Have you ever tried Chinese Sausage? It’s extremely fat and smoky. I used to think it’s awkwardly sweet that it didn’t belong in savory dishes. Chinese sausage can be very overpowering. That’s why only a little of it can be made to something wonderful. I like Chinese Sausage now. It’s weird because I have never enjoyed

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Vietnamese Noodle Soup

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I love noodle soup. Any kind of noodle soup. It’s the combination of soft and rubbery noodle in flavorful hot broth that feels very soothing. I cook noodle really often at home. Maybe more than five times a week. We handle all types of noodle in my kitchen; whether it’s Thai rice noodle, Japanese Soba

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Canned Fish with Glass Noodle

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A few posts ago, I told you about the essential of canned sardines in Thai kitchens. It’s one of the most spontaneous ingredients in our cooking. There are rainbows of things you can make from canned fish. This is another one. You might find it strange, but believe me, it’s delicious. You won’t find Canned Fish

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Dal

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Dal is a dried lentil that has been split, hull removed. There is an abundant variety of dal in India. Dal is also a comforting dish made by cooking dried split pulse until it becomes the delightful thick gravy. The simple flavor of dal is grown on me. I am loving it so much I

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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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Khanom Jeen

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Khanom Jeen is a local fast food dish in Thailand. It’s sold from 4 in the morning till midnight… well, these days maybe 24 hours in some night markets. It’s my one of favorite food since childhood. Khanom Jeen is fermented rice noodle with curry. The curries can be made with fish or chicken. During

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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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Oriental Spaghetti

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When I have leftover spaghetti in the fridge, I usually do something quick with it in the morning. It may sounds strange to have spaghetti for breakfast, but it’s not something new to me. I have heavy breakfast often. Different types of noodle are perfect for a hearty breakfast dishes. This is a fusion dish

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