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Gaeng Kiao Waan Gai (Green Curry with Chicken)

Green curry (gaeng kiao waan) is probably my favorite Thai dish of all time. Prior to moving to Thailand I stuck to some pretty simple dishes. I didn’t venture into anything exotic and at the time the idea of eating a big bowl of what looked like split pea soup did not appeal to me. […]

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Summer Thai Cooking Classes … are we crazy!?

What is an American doing hosting Thai cooking classes anyway? You’re not Thai. You only spent ten months in Thailand. You don’t have any formal training. What are you thinking? The voices go on in my head until I wake up in a cold sweat and question everything I’m doing! Okay, not really. I’m playing […]

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Regional Thai Cuisine: Part 2 of 4 – Southern Thailand

I can’t tell you the number of people who, when I tell them I lived in Thailand, respond with, “ooh, I’ve heard Phuket is nice!” It’s pretty typical for people to think about Phuket, Krabi, “that awesome beach where the movie The Beach was filmed” when they think about visiting Thailand. And why not? It’s […]

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Pok Pok Cookbook and First Recipes

This past weekend I was introduced to heaven in a cookbook. No lie, I have a ton of cookbooks but this particular one is my new obsession. Within my collection I have quite a few Thai cookbooks – everything from the printer paper string-bound book handed out during my cooking class in Chiang Mai to […]

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Let’s Cook: Sii Khrong Muu Yaang (Thai-style Pork Ribs)

“Some of the best ribs I’ve ever had.” – My wonderful fiancé who really really likes his ribs. If you’re like my fiancé and truly appreciate a delicious plate of ribs then this recipe is for you. No joke, he actually said that these were some of the best ribs he has ever tasted … […]

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Let’s Cook: Pak Boong Fai Daeng (Stir-fried Chinese Morning Glory)

There are a lot of stir-fried vegetable dishes in Thailand … like a lot a lot … but if you’re looking for just one that is super easy and crazy delicious then pak boong fai daeng is the one for you. Pak: Thai word for ‘fried’ and is used for dishes stir-fried in a hot wok. Boong: Thai word for morning […]

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Regional Thai Cuisine – Part 1 of 4: Northern Thailand

If you’ve only eaten Thai food at restaurants here in the U.S., you’ve barely scratched the surface of the unbelievable variety of fare available in Thailand. I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but the majority of Thai restaurants here in the states have very similar menus. You’d be hard pressed to find a place that […]

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The Thai Mortar and Pestle

During my first three months of service in the Peace Corps I resided in Tambon Ban Hip in the district of Uthai and our OTOP product (see below for explanation of OTOP) was the krok saak, or mortar and pestle. I had never used a mortar and pestle before; there had never been any need. […]

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Product Review: Lobo Kao Soi and Thai and True Hot Chili Oil

Earlier this week I posted this quick pic of a bowl of khao soi, a delicious curry and egg noodle dish coming out of the Chiang Mai area of Thailand. After visiting the region, this dish quickly become one of Cory and my favorite dishes and we often make it at home. Unfortunately, khao soi […]

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Friday Five: Fruit in Thailand

Earlier this month I vacationed in Hawaii for two weeks. It was a wonderful trip overall (who wouldn’t enjoy two weeks of relaxation?) but one of my favorite parts of the trip was traveling to the local grocery store for produce and seeing an array of fruit I haven’t seen (at least in fresh form) since […]

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