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Fried beancurd with garlic and pepper (Tao hou gratiam prik thai)

Fried beancurd with garlic and pepper (Tao hou gratiam prik thai)

Tofu is one of the wonder foods; it is packed full of healthy nutrition and health benefits. The Chinese made tofu over 2000 years ago...

Deviled Thai million-year eggs (Kai Palow)

Deviled Thai million-year eggs (Kai Palow)

These eggs go by many names, million-year, 1000-year or 100-year eggs. The folklore behind these eggs is from about 600 years ago during...

Thai jungle curry (Gaeng pa)

Thai jungle curry (Gaeng pa)

Chefs have called Thailand the land of 1000 curries because of the wide variety in the cuisine. Most of these are familiar: Red curry,...

Spicy beancurd

Spicy beancurd

Tofu dishes are a delight if made well. I do love silken and soft tofu, but what it is served with is so important to me on whether I...

Massaman curry - Vegetarian version

Massaman curry - Vegetarian version

This curry is one of the classic curries of Thailand, some of the others being red, green, yellow, jungle, and Panang. It originated on...

Eggplant yam (Yam makua)

Eggplant yam (Yam makua)

Yam in Thai means "mix" and is generally used as a term for a salad. The term is appropriate as the salad is usually a mix of vegetables...

Drunkard's noodles (Gueyeow pad ki mow)

Drunkard's noodles (Gueyeow pad ki mow)

Every culture has a hangover dish or dishes, and this seems to be the most popular one in Thai culture. It is perfect because of the...

Roasted taro with chilli sauce (Puak laad prik)

Roasted taro with chilli sauce (Puak laad prik)

Taro originated in the Bay of Bengal area of South East Asia and was carried to the east with trade. The furthest it travelled was to the...

Thai hot-and-sour mushroom soup (Tom yam het)

Thai hot-and-sour mushroom soup (Tom yam het)

Tom yam soup is the most popular an iconic of Thai soups, served in every restaurant and every household. The origins of the soup are...

Cauliflower, coconut, and galangal soup

Cauliflower, coconut, and galangal soup

A super simple Thai soup that tantalizes the palate. This is a cookbook I use frequently. I may have cooked about 60% of all the recipes...

Thai fried rice with turmeric (Khao pad kamin)

Thai fried rice with turmeric (Khao pad kamin)

This is a traditional hot wok fried rice that has some religious significance. The Buddhist statues that are scattered across Thailand...

Thai eggplant with chilli and basil in yellow bean sauce

Thai eggplant with chilli and basil in yellow bean sauce

Yellow bean sauce is sold in jars as a thick paste and is a ubiquitous part of any Chinese pantry. It is made from soybeans that are left...

Thai mushroom laab

Thai mushroom laab

A laab also called as a larb or laap is a salad from the Northeastern region of Thailand and Laos. It traditionally is a meat salad and...

Thai chickpea curry

Thai chickpea curry

Following up on unusual Thai curries, here is another one from one of my favorite cookbooks. This was one of the first cookbooks I bought...

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