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Kaeng Som Pla Tu

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One of my favorite parts about cooking is the fragrance of the food. I grew up eating fresh homegrown produce. I remember how we rarely purchased any ingredients other than fish sauce and occasionally seafood. Fresh herbs were picked in a garden behind the house. They were galangal, lemon grass, Thai ginger, kaffir lime leaves,

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Rad Na Goong (Noodle in Gravy with Shrimp)

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Rad Nar is comfort food. It’s a kind of food you can have for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s the type of food you can have every day. Lad Nar is a quick noodle dish. It’s sold everywhere in Thailand. There is many version of this dish, depending on what ingredients you add in a

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Noodle with Prawns and Chili Flakes

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I love the flavor of Thai style chili flakes. It’s smoky and fiery hot. We use it in our cooking and as condiment. To make Thai chili flakes, we have to roast dried red chilies in a hot pan until they turn slightly dark. The process is excruciating because the scent of the chilies spread

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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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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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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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Chili and Garlic Spaghetti with Prawns

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Spaghetti is my favorite kind of pasta; I’ve said it too many times already. I can always be happy with a messy plate of spaghetti and meat sauce. I also love to make a super quick pasta dishes that can be served in a hurry. Simplicity and the freshness of the ingredients is the key. I

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Thai Green Prawn Curry with Eggplants

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When you crave a home food in a foreign country, it’s not easy to find one exactly like what your mom makes. In India, most of the time when I order Thai food in the restaurants, I always find a little extra something undesirable in the dish. For example, the curries here are way thicker

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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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