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HOW TO: Make Thai Curries

Anyone can make a good Thai curry… The key is in using a good curry paste, and then following a few simple steps. In fact, almost all Thai curries are made using these same basic steps.  So whether your ultimate goal is a straightforward yellow curry or something more complex like khao soi, once you have mastered the [continue reading… ]

Thai Test Kitchen: Which brand of curry paste is best? thumbnail

Thai Test Kitchen: Which brand of curry paste is best?

Ever since the boyfriend’s parents introduced me to Mae Anong curry pastes, I haven’t had the urge to try any other brand.  Mae Anong has many different varieties of pastes available, they all taste great, and I can find them easily at my local Thai market.  However, one of the most frequent questions that comes [continue reading… ]

Green Curry with Chicken and Eggplant | Gang Keow Wan Gai | แกงเขียวหวานไก่ thumbnail

Green Curry with Chicken and Eggplant | Gang Keow Wan Gai | แกงเขียวหวานไก่

The boyfriend and I love cooking together.  Some of my fondest memories of our early relationship are from us in the kitchen, with him teaching me how to make Thai fried rice and me reciprocating with Louisiana-style red beans and rice. The longer we’ve been together, the more it seems our lives have gotten busier [continue reading… ]

Coconut Milk Soup with Chicken | Tom Kha Gai | ต้มข่าไก่ thumbnail

Coconut Milk Soup with Chicken | Tom Kha Gai | ต้มข่าไก่

With the weather getting cooler and the days getting shorter, it seems like all I want after a long day of work is a bowl of this warm, comforting Thai coconut milk soup. This is a soup that makes frequent appearances on our dinner menu, especially around this time of year.  In fact, it was [continue reading… ]

Thai Curry Fish Custard | Hor Mok | ห่อหมก thumbnail

Thai Curry Fish Custard | Hor Mok | ห่อหมก

Don’t you love it when a seemingly complex dish turns out to be fairly simple? Me too.  That’s one of the reasons I love hor mok, the Thai curry fish custard.  With its multiple layers,  first of Thai basil and/or cabbage, then succulent chunks of fish, then a complex-tasting curried fish custard, and finally a [continue reading… ]

Northern Thai Curry Noodles | Khao Soi | ข้าวซอย thumbnail

Northern Thai Curry Noodles | Khao Soi | ข้าวซอย

In the fall of last year, I introduced a little sidebar poll where you can vote for which recipe you’d like to see featured on this blog next.  You guys made a great choice in voting for Thai-style chicken and rice (khao man gai) on the inaugural poll.  And I have to say, you did [continue reading… ]

Hot and Sour Shrimp Soup | Tom Yum Goong | ต้มยำกุ้ง thumbnail

Hot and Sour Shrimp Soup | Tom Yum Goong | ต้มยำกุ้ง

Now that I’ve shared a soup that the boyfriend isn’t a huge fan of, let me share one of his favorites — Tom Yum Goong.  In fact, this soup is so well loved by Thais and non-Thais alike that I think it just might qualify as everyone’s favorite Thai soup! Like many other Thai dishes, the [continue reading… ]

Thai-Inspired Curry Cauliflower Soup thumbnail

Thai-Inspired Curry Cauliflower Soup

I’ve been wanting to make a Thai-inspired curry cauliflower soup for a while now.  Roasted cauliflower, cooked down in a rich yellow curry broth, then pureed until silky smooth…. it just sounds kind of great to me.  But every time I suggested making it for the boyfriend, he wasn’t excited.  I guess I should have [continue reading… ]

Thai Stirfried Noodles | Pad Thai | ผัดไทย thumbnail

Thai Stirfried Noodles | Pad Thai | ผัดไทย

The exact date that I started this blog two years ago has come and gone…  I guess that’s what happens when you’re having fun riding roller coasters with your adorable niece instead of writing blog posts!  But we shouldn’t let minor details like exact dates prevent us from continuing to celebrate, right?! We kicked off the [continue reading… ]

Mango Sticky Rice | Khao Niew Mamuang | ข้าวเหนียวมะม่วง

Mango Sticky Rice | Khao Niew Mamuang | ข้าวเหนียวมะม่วง

My first attempt at making mango sticky rice was a complete disaster. I started by dumping an entire can of coconut milk into my rice cooker with some jasmine rice and pressing “cook”.  I figured, Thai cooking is easy, so coconut sticky rice should be as easy as that, right?  Umm, not quite, I realized, as [continue reading… ]