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Pink Milk

Have you ever seen Pink Milk? The gorgeous pastel pink beverage served with lots of ice in plastic cups is not just cute but so delightfully sweet and refreshing. Summer is when you witness them bloom on the streets and in the markets of Thailand like real flowers. Pink Milk is called Nom Yen. Nom means

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How to make Thai Ice Milk Tea

Even though I have posted this recipe before, I have a strong urge to tell you about this Thai Ice Milk Tea again. Maybe it’s because of the weather. The cold breezes parade into our house when we open a door to a balcony in the morning. I love the fresh air of the dawn

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Stir Fried Squid with Yellow Curry Powder

We have been very careful about purchasing seafood since an incident last year. I have to say that it has been hard because the fresh quality supplies don’t come around very easily where we live. But that’s something we have to live with, and it gets us scared to think what will happen to food

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Thai Fresh Lychee Juice

My favorite season has finally arrived at our door. The air is fresh and cold. Yaseen packs a raincoat in his school bag. When it rains, I immediately want to make some tea, but well, I can’t do that just yet because we’re still fasting in the month of Ramadan here. Well, that will be

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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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Stir Fried Calamari with Chili and Garlic

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I don’t always stick to the plan, but there’s one thing I’m very punctual perpetually. Sunday morning, it’s time to visit our local fish market. At the local fish markets here, the fish trucks arrived every Sunday so it’s the perfect time to get fresh seafood. Morning is ideal because the fish is just unloaded

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Rice Dumpling Stuffed with Split Moong Beans

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It’s still dark when I woke up in the morning. The air was really chilly, too, because last night we left the windows opened. I went to the kitchen and put a pot of water on the stove. We still don’t have water heater, you know, so I need to boil some water for Yaseen

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Garlic and Pepper Chicken with Rice

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The only thing I miss the most when I travel is cooking. I love eating food at local restaurants a lot, but after a while, I crave the comfort of home-cooked meal. A lot of you guys have been telling me to share more recipes, and while I’ve been cooking a lot, 3 meals a

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Crispy Mushroom and Tofu Curry

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I’m excited about the coming trip. It’s that time of the year again when we can drive down south to visit our family in Kerala. As usual, I will be getting something for the kids, Yaseen’s cousins. My in-laws don’t encourage us to spoil them, but we can’t help because we want to do just

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