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Thai Cucumber Salad (Isaan Style)

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In my childhood, during summer vacation in Thailand, I used to work so many random jobs to earn extra cash that I could splurge on Sailor Moon stickers. We weren’t poor, but my parents always encouraged me to work so I could learn something from the experiences. I used to work at a gas station.

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Tom Kha Pla (Thai Coconut Fish Soup)

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In Thailand, Tom Kha and Tom Yum Dishes are served with meal and rice. They’re not served as soup like how you get them in the restaurants around here. The spicy fragrant broth is perfect for keeping the meal exciting. This is the fish version of the delicious famous Tom Kha Gai. I use the

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Isaan Pumpkin and Mushroom Stew

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I love food that tells you about the season. The kind of food that boasts local best produce at the moment. Now it’s winter, and it means pumpkin. In Thailand, we are taught to savor pumpkin because it is rich with vitamins and it is also a good source of carbohydrate. I remember my elementary

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Thai Grilled Chicken Liver

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I’m not sure winter or rainy season is my most favorite time of the year. It’s very hard to pick. I don’t know if I will ever know myself enough to make that kind of decision. Both seasons make me feel so cozy. It’s inspiring and humble experience to live through these beautiful weathers. Winter morning

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Nam Prik Goong Haeng (Dried Shrimp Chili Paste)

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The other day, when it was quiet and the time went slow, I had luxury amount of time to relax and just be. I recently came out of GM Diet, a 7 Days Dieting Program, and I have lost 4 kg (8.8 pounds). I felt light and fresh. Although during the diet, it was hard

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Three Flavors

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In Thailand, when we go out to eat, we always order Three-Flavored Fish. It’s crispy fried fish loaded with fresh herbs and intense spicy dressing. The beautiful garnishes cover every inch of the oozing delicious fish. The dish is perfect with strong drinks. Most of the time, it’s served along chilled alcoholic beverage. We also have

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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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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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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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My Collection of Thai Sweets

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I’m not really a sweet tooth kind of person. I can live without chocolate, but I can’t live without french fries. When I was a kid, I spent most of my allowances on meatballs on the street while my sister spent it on sweet. Though I am not crazy about sweet, there are some treats

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