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Steamed Rice Balls with Coconut

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I always wonder why we called coconut grater “Kra Tai Khood Ma Praw” in Thai. It basically means a rabbit for grating coconut. I couldn’t find any connection between coconuts and rabbits whatsoever. And rabbits don’t eat coconut, as far as I know. Anyway, in Asian households, we cook with coconut a lot. Coconut is used

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Thai Fried Sweet Potato

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I first tasted Lays potato chips in middle school. It’s not like I didn’t eat snacks when I was younger. I ate a lot actually. They’re just not in the glossy packages and sold in supermarkets. I bought my snacks from hawkers and street stalls. These snacks were produce-driven food. They’re seasonal, fresh and hot.

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Bua Loy, Sticky Rice Balls in Coconut Syrup

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It’s raining gently every day. There is no warm sunlight anymore. I love my bed even better; I could stay under my blanket all days. But the weather like this is kind of seductive. It makes you want to sit by the window and look outside watching the clouded sky all day. It’s alluring. It

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Snow of Sweet

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The weather gets pretty intense lately. An Indian summer comes early in the third week of February. Now, the temperature is already baking. The sun is bright; the air is dry and blistering. I just wonder when the middle of the season arrives, what will happen. The hot weather makes our body crave fluid, the one

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Pandan Sago with Jackfruit in Coconut Milk Syrup

When I was a kid, though summer was a season we hated, it was the most anticipated season of the year. Why? It’s not only a long waited school vacation, but it is also the season where tiny food stalls sprouted in every corners like wild mushroom of first rain. Like a universal knowledge, kids +

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Salim- Thai Colorful Vermicelli Dessert

Winter swept the cold breeze through my window every morning. We wished to stay warmed in the bed as much as we could, but the busy schedule of a day ahead dragged me out of the warm blanket. Rice soup is always the idea breakfast this season, the comforting and warmness dispersed from the stove

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Thai Banana Fritter

Banana fritters (Kluay Kaek) is an ultimate Thai street sweet snack. The usual scenes of the women selling and deep frying this crunchy treat are the common sights on the busy footpaths or street markets in Thailand. It is quite fascinating how these ladies manage to cook these delicious bananas on spot and sell them

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Candied Coconut Chip

For Thai dessert, coconut always plays an important role in creating a lovely creamy texture and beautiful flavour. Sugar and coconut can do the magic with simple technique. Coconut meat is high in fiber and healthy essential oil that is really good for health. It is a nutritious alternative snack and treats. Candied Coconut Chip is very

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Ahloa (Thai Sweet Gems)

These lovely colorful gems are one of my Thai favourite treats. They are called Ahloa (Ah Loa). Originate from Portugal but have been in Thai kitchen over many centuries. These cute little treats are available in any Traditional sweet store, school canteen, shopping malls and souvenir shops. We love munching on a handful of these

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Sticky Rice with Banana and Black Beans (Khao Tom Mud)

During special occasions and festivals in Thailand, family and relatives usually sit in circle preparing the special dessert that is a must to serve and gift to the guests. It is a time to discuss and plan for the tomorrow party while delicately wrapping the rice in banana leaves. It is a casual and cozy

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