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Miang Koong (Thai Prawn Wrap)

Have you ever tried Wild Pepper Leaf? Wild Pepper Leaf or Bai Cha Plu is a pungent, peppery and citrusy leaf used in Southeast Asian cuisines. The leaf looks quite similar to a betel leaf, but they’re completely different thing. In my opinion, it’s one of the most exciting ingredients, and if you haven’t tried

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Prawn Curry with Rice Vermicelli

The other day, I had a long conversation with my friend about the quality of food we’re eating. The produce in the market has a dangerous amount of pesticide, the chickens are injected with hormones and they’re raised in poor environments, and the fish and other seafood carry toxins as our oceans are polluted. The chat

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Noodle with Prawns in Black Bean Sauce

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Noodle with Prawn in Black Bean Sauce is one of my favorite dishes to cook and to eat. Basically, I love anything that can be whipped up quickly and served in a big single bowl. Food like this is comforting, and I can eat it every day. The great thing about simple food is it allows

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Garlic and Chili Prawns

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There are 3 simple rules in cooking this Garlic and Chili Prawns. The first one is using the freshest ingredients you can find. The second rule is using super high heat in cooking. And the last important point is to finish cooking in 5 minutes. Seafood is one of my favorite ingredients because it cooks

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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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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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Thai Prawn and Pumpkin Curry

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Have you ever disliked eating something in your childhood but ended up liking it now? There are so many things like that in my case. Bitter gourd, Chinese broccoli, winter melon and so many other veggies used to be in my hate-list, but now they are what I enjoy eating very much. Pumpkin was one

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Lemongrass and Garlic Prawns

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I love the fragrance of lemongrass. It’s incredibly earthy and aromatic. Lemongrass can be used as ingredient for marination or making curry paste and even used fresh in salad when you slice the stalk thinly. Lemongrass works great with seafood. Back home in Thailand, I usually stuff the whole fish with lemongrass and grilled them over

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