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Gaeng Panang Gai (Panang Curry with Chicken)

Panang Curry is my all-time favorite curry. Before heading to Thailand for my Peace Corps service, this was pretty much the only dish that I would order from the Thai restaurants back home … well, that and Pad Thai. The flavor was always fantastic no matter what restaurant I tried. It never let me down. […]

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Nam Prik Gaeng Panang

One of the best things about Thai food (in my opinion) is the connection you get with your food. I think it’s like that with most cuisine. When you take the time to prep the ingredients, put them all together, and come out with a fantastic final product, you get this awesome feeling of accomplishment […]

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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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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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I’ll take the Phad Thai … hold the chopsticks.

I’ve been meaning to write on this particular topic for quite some time. Pretty much every time I walk into a Thai restaurant and see chopsticks on the table I groan and think two things to myself: I should probably leave. I really need to address this issue in my next blog entry. It’s taken […]

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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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Friday Five: Twitter Thai Dishes

I never used to be a big Twitter follower, but ever since I started my blog and decided to create a Twitter account to go along with it, I’m obsessed. The obsession isn’t necessarily with posting … I actually don’t post all that often. But I read. Oh how I read! I’m following 366 different […]

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Friday Five: Ingredients

Friday Five: Thai Cooking Ingredients So, here we go with the Friday Five! This week, the focus is on Thai cooking ingredients. The list isn’t necessarily of ingredients unique to Thailand (though a few are) as it also just includes popular ingredients or ones that I think make Thai food awesome! This list is solely […]

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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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