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Basil Basics

If you were to ask him, Cory would gladly regale you with the story of his first pad ga prao (stir-fried Holy basil) experience. We were at Victory Monument in Bangkok awaiting a van to Kanchanaburi, my home during my stay in Thailand. We had a few minutes to kill and Cory was starving so […]

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Finished product!

Let’s Cook: Som Tum Thai (Green Papaya Salad)

Sorry for the delay everyone! I’ve been super busy with a new job, a new apartment, and a new little niece! I haven’t had much time to update the blog, but I’m getting back to it … and starting with one of my favorite dishes ever … som tum!! Enjoy! Som Tum (Green Papaya Salad) […]

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Review: Thai Street Food Challenge

I love Thai food. I recognize this is a painfully obvious statement coming from someone with a Thai cooking blog who spent nine months in Thailand, and an inumerable number of hours in front of a wok trying to perfect recipes. I have to love something a great deal to put in that much effort, right? […]

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Restaurant Review: Iyara Thai

Looking for an awesome Thai restaurant to try? Live in the Seattle/Eastside area? If so, then Iyara Thai is the place to go. Read on to get my full review. Overview After living in Thailand for nine months and experiencing authentic Thai cuisine on a daily basis, I never thought that I would find a […]

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Updates for my Followers

To all my loyal followers, I know it has been awhile since my last post … and by “awhile” I mean about six months, which is absolutely ridiculous and uncalled for. My apologies. My life has gone through a lot of changes in the last six months that has kept me from continuing this blog. […]

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A Tour: My Kitchen

So, for the last few weeks I have been posting entries with recipes, cooking tips, and stories of my cooking successes and follies. I thought it was about time to give you a tour of The Kitchen where all of the cooking magic happens. I’ll warn you … It’s nothing spectacular. In fact, it’s just […]

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Guest Recipe: Pumpkin Coconut Soup

This recipe was submitted by Megan, a fellow volunteer here in Thailand. She is a vegetarian and has a very different outlook on food here in Thailand. While Thai food transfers easily into the vegetarian world (lots of veggies, tofu, etc), there are some dishes she cannot eat and others she loves that some of […]

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An American Favorite: Pad Thai Jay

It seems to me that back in the states, Pad Thai is by far the most popular dish in Thai cuisine. Every time I ask my friends what they like the most, the answer is almost always Pad Thai. I’m not saying it isn’t popular in Thailand as well, but for whatever reason it seems […]

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The Thai “Restaurant” Experience

Back in the states, most people get their Thai food from a Thai restaurant. Acquiring the right ingredients, locating the proper equipment, and finding the time to give new recipes a shot is a bit of a hassle for the every day person. They’d rather swing through the local Thai hot spot, pick up a […]

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The Thai Market

I love Thai markets. There is nothing that compares to the feeling I get when I walk through the organized chaos of absolutely any market in Thailand. Whether it’s my local village’s Saturday morning set up or the monstrosity that is JJ market in Bangkok, a feeling of overwhelming giddiness overcomes me each and every […]

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