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Yum Som Khai Pla

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So after I posted a recipe of Som Khai Pla (Preserved Fish Roe), a lot of people who read our post were curious to make, but they’re not sure if they would like the taste of preserved fish roe. Every culture has the delicacies that the outsiders find strange. Preserved fish roe is acquired taste

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Som Khai Pla (Preserved Fish Roe)

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Do you feel like you appreciate your local food better when you are older? Lately, I have been loving the food I grew up eating more. I see my cooking slowly change to be more humble and real, so I take this as a mission to share this kind of food more and more on

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How to make Pla Ra (Padaek)

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Although Pla Ra or Padaek is the most essential part of my food, I have never attempted to make it at home until now. Pla Ra is fermented fish used in Thai Northeastern Cuisine. It is used as seasoning sauce. Pla Ra has a very strong scent that is not easy to get used to

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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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Canned Fish Salad

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Canned Sardine in Tomato Sauce is one of the beloved household essentials in Thailand. When I was a kid, though my mom cooked it so simple and so often, the dishes she delivered had never failed to be so wonderful. Back then, in rainy season, when the farmers worked to nurture the rice plants in

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Thai Yellow Fish Curry

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Sorry I have been slow on blogging lately. I just got back from a short trip to Kerala. Sadik’s cousin sister got married and we had to attend this beautiful event. At the same time, in Thailand my mom got a fractured spine and had a major surgery. She’s in recovery now and I’m so

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Satay Fish Cakes with Thai Papaya and Carrot Salad

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I miss street food in Thailand so much I can’t even begin to explain it. After school, strolling around the streets and eat on the side of the road was nothing less than a lifestyle. I loved meatballs on skewers which were drenched in sticky sweet and spicy sauce, delightful mini crepes filled with coconuts

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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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Cajun Spice Fried Fish

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The fragrances of onion, celery and bell peppers, the trinity of the rustic Cajun Cuisines, is infused in one of my admirable ingredients. I use Cajun spice in my meat stew, delicious dirty rice and roasted seafood with veggies. Simple pan fried spicy and aromatic fish is always in demand in my family. Whether it’s an

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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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