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Fried Tofu with Chili Dipping Sauce | Tau Hu Tod | เต้าหู้ทอด

There’s a reason fried tofu is on the menu at just about every Thai restaurant in the western world.

Two reasons, actually.

First, it’s super easy to make.  If you can cut some tofu into triangles and heat a pot of oil, you can make fried tofu!  I’m not kidding….  It’s seriously that easy :)

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Giveaway: Apinya Thai Hot Sauces

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Happy New Year, all! To get 2016 started off with a bang, we are giving away a sampling of Apinya Thai hot sauces. These Thai-inspired sauces are the culinary creation of Apinya and Adam, a husband and wife team based in Herndon, Virginia. They are super spicy, and packed full of Thai flavors like garlic, [...]

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Yellow Curry with Tofu and Vegetables | Gang Garee Tau Hoo | แกงกะหรี่เต้าหู้

Yellow Curry with Tofu and Vegetables | Gang Garee Tau Hoo | แกงกะหรี่เต้าหู้ thumbnail

Who doesn't love Thai yellow curry? With it's sublimely rich coconut milk base and mild spice, it's pretty hard to resist.  Fortunately, Thai yellow curry is also relatively easy to cook at home because the curry paste does the majority of the work for you.  In fact, this recipe for yellow curry with chicken and potatoes [...]

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How to make your own Krathong for Loy Krathong

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It's almost time to celebrate Loy Krathong in Thailand!  Are you as excited as we are? As much as I wish that we could be in Chiang Mai to celebrate again this year, we're not :)  So how about doing the next best thing and reliving the fun from last year?  We've already given you a little [...]

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Loy Krathong and Yi Peng Celebrations in Chiang Mai

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Hubby and I were just reminiscing that at this time last year, we were in his hometown of Chiang Mai, sending fire-lit lanterns into the sky and floating decorations down the Ping River.  We loved being able to participate in these festivities of the Loy Krathong and Yi Peng celebrations in Thailand, and thought it'd be fun [...]

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Restaurant Highlight: Pad Thai Ha Roat | ผัดไทย 5 รส | Chiang Mai

Restaurant Highlight: Pad Thai Ha Roat | ผัดไทย 5 รส | Chiang Mai thumbnail

When we were in Thailand last fall, hubby and I tried out a few different versions of pad Thai from street vendors and restaurants renowned for this famous noodle dish.  One of our favorite renditions was found in Chiang Mai, at an open-air restaurant known as Pad Thai Ha Roat (ผัดไทย 5 รส). The name [...]

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Thai Lemongrass Salad | Yum Takrai | ยำตะไคร้

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I'm always excited to discover new Thai salads.  (well, they're not actually new in terms of Thai cuisine, just new to me) I think part of my excitement stems from not having tried all of the various Thai salads, and really, not knowing all of the possibilities that exist.  Although most Thai salads of the "yum" variety feature [...]

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Restaurant Highlight: Gai Tawn Pratunam | ไก่ตอนประตูน้ำ | Bangkok

Restaurant Highlight: Gai Tawn Pratunam | ไก่ตอนประตูน้ำ | Bangkok thumbnail

Since starting this blog, we've gotten a fair number of requests for Thai restaurant recommendations.  Although we don't eat Thai food out much these days, we always love the opportunity to try new things... And our trip to Thailand last fall presented a great chance to get out and explore some new restaurants in Bangkok [...]

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Crab Curry Stir Fry | Bu Pad Pong Karee | ปูผัดผงกะหรี่

Crab Curry Stir Fry | Bu Pad Pong Karee | ปูผัดผงกะหรี่ thumbnail

With crab season in full swing, the hubby and I have been enjoying this crustacean a lot recently. It's great when steamed and eaten with the Thai seafood dipping sauce known as nam jim seafood.  We also really like making a simple, but delicious crab fried rice or the slightly more involved crab curry fried rice.  But [...]

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Thai Crab Fried Rice | Khao Pad Bu | ข้าวผัดปู

Thai Crab Fried Rice | Khao Pad Bu | ข้าวผัดปู thumbnail

Thai crab fried rice ranks pretty high up there on the long list of the hubby's favorite foods. I think he would replace plain jasmine rice with crab fried rice as an accompaniment to every meal, given the opportunity.  It would be hard for me to go that far, as the subtle flavors of the [...]

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