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Kanji (Kerala Rice Porridge)

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Have you ever play the game called Opposite? Yaseen taught us this game. We always play it while we are on a long road trip. In Opposite game, you are supposed to ask each other the yes-or-no questions. It’s a good way to learn more about someone. The fun part of the game is you

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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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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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Vegan Bombay Sandwich

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I have been incorporating more vegetarian and plant based food in my diet this summer. The reason why I even considered this is because summer really kills my appetite. I have been noticing the boys left the chunks of meat on their plates, too. I guess the meat is too heavy for the stomach at

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Noodle with Lamb and Mushroom

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Don’t you hate it when the essential ingredients in your kitchen run out? The other day, I scraped a small spoonful of hoisin sauce from a jar so I can put it in my vegetable broth. It was so little that I missed out the beautiful sweet flavor of it. I immediately went to a

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15 Minutes Yellow Curry Rice

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I grew up eating the simplest food that requires a brisk of time to prepare. I think one of the biggest reason of that was Agriculture is the backbone of Thai life, traditions and cultures. The farmers work hard on the farm, and they eat simple food gathered around the land and put together into

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Hot and Spicy Noodle with Mushroom and Bok Choy (Vegan)

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I really love spicy food. It’s a sweet torture. Spicy food is exciting. When you add the word “Spicy” to anything, I will totally want it. Oh wait! There’s something better than spicy food. Yes! When the food is both hot and spicy, it’s out of this world amazing! It’s another healthy eating day for me.

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Easy Chicken Pho with Video

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25 years ago, a bowl of noodle soup in Thailand was about 3 Baht ($0.10). In that bowl, there were soft noodle, super tender pieces of meat and bean sprouts swimming in delicious boiling broth. There were also fresh basil, a little coriander leaves and some chopped scallions on top which purled aromatic fragrances through

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