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Som Nuer Tod (Fried Thai Preserved Meat)

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It’s time to fry some of this preserved meat wrapped in banana leaf. When the meat is unwrapped, the pungent scent rise as the pale meat seems light and decadent. Many people will be tempted to eat it raw, and this is totally fine. I like to fry it, because I think the heat makes

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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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Preserved Meat in Banana Leaf {Som Nuer}

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Okay, so lately I don’t know what gets into me, but I have been doing a lot of preserve food at home. This reminds me of something I’ve always wanted to do which is writing a cookbook about the rustic preserve food of the Northeast of Thailand. Somehow that dream of mine got lost, but

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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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Thai Beef Jerky (Sun-Dried Beef)

I grew up with the smell of deep fried beef swept from the kitchen door. The breakfast was ready as I heard the last bang of spatula against the wok and the sizzle sound of hot oil vanished. The crispy strips of deep fried beef jerky arranged on the plate, I still saw the tiny

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