Thai Crab Fried Rice | Khao Pad Bu | ข้าวผัดปู

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 fried rice would be completely overpowered by a spicy green curry or other really flavorful main dish.  However, I totally understand why he likes it so much. [click to continue…]

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Nine Auspicious Thai Desserts and Their Meanings

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I've been told that I might have gone a little overboard in planning our wedding... "A nice church ceremony with cake and punch afterwards would have sufficed." And it's true, at the end of the day, all that really matters is that the hubby and I are now married.  But it's easy to get carried away [...]

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Our Wedding Menu

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Wait.... What?  Wedding menu?? Yes, that's right!  Our first, and biggest update of the year so far, is that the boyfriend and I are now married!  I guess that means I should stop calling him my boyfriend :) We celebrated our love and commitment to one another in a beautiful outdoor ceremony last Fall.  It [...]

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And We’re Back!

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I know it's been a long time since we've posted on this blog, but we certainly haven't forgotten about you guys! The past several months have been filled with wonderful experiences and adventures in real life, making it hard to keep up with regular posting.  However, we're back to our normal routine now and are [...]

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Thai-Inspired Pumpkin Carving

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Happy Halloween, friends! To celebrate the holiday this year, my friend and I decided to put our Thai fruit carving skills to the test.  What started out as a simple pumpkin carving party turned into a labor of love to carve the pumpkins you see above, but I think you'll agree that the results were worth it! [...]

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Thai Fruit Carving Class with Petcharee Tamawong-Benjamin

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Although it's been quiet on the blog front recently, some really neat things related to Thai food have been happening in real life.  I've learned how to make a super delicious new salad, feasted on an absolutely outstanding khao man gai made by a friend, and done some fun Thai test kitchen experiments that I'll fill you in [...]

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Thai Mushroom Salad | Yum Hed | ยำเห็ด

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Who's ready for another bright and fresh Thai salad?  I feel like it's been too long since I've posted one... This recipe for Thai mushroom salad comes to you by way of the boyfriend's dad, who will every so often text me step-by-step pictorial instructions of how to make various Thai dishes.  I'm lucky, I [...]

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Thai Pork Toast | Khanom Pang Na Moo | ขนมปังหน้าหมู

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Leela Punyaratabandhu's cookbook of accessible and authentic Thai recipes, Simple Thai Food,  is coming out tomorrow!  To help celebrate this new cookbook, her publisher asked if I might like to take a sneak peak at it, and feature one of its recipes here. Of course I said yes without a moment's hesitation! One of the things that [...]

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One Bite Appetizer | Miang Kham | เมี่ยงคำ

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Miang kham is a dish that I've wanted to share on this blog for a long time now. This one-bite appetizer embodies bold Thai flavors, with spicy ginger and Thai chilis, sour lime segments, nutty toasted peanuts and coconut, and a sweet and salty shrimp paste-based sauce all wrapped together in a slightly bitter leaf.  It truly [...]

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Thai Test Kitchen: Which brand of coconut water is best?

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Spring is in the air, and at least around here, that means grocery stores are bringing out floor-to-ceiling displays of coconut waters.  I typically don't buy pre-packaged coconut water, because it's easy enough to crack open a fresh young coconut from Thailand.  But, with so many brands being so prominently displayed these days, it got [...]

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