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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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Let’s Cook: Khao Tom Moo (Rice Porridge)

The weather these last few days have convinced me that we are officially out of summer, into autumn, and very quickly on our way to winter. I love this time of year because the scarves and gloves come out and so do the “warm you up” recipes — my favorite! Nothing beats a big bowl […]

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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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Thai Curries: What’s the Difference?

Back in the states, I frequented Thai restaurants fairly often. It was always a favorite and if I had the opportunity, I would almost always make the trip. I will admit though, my visits to these restaurants were always boring. I always ordered one of the same two dishes over and over again – Panang […]

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Let’s Cook: Gaeng Saparot Gai (Chicken Pineapple Curry)

My favorite genre of Thai food is curry. My favorite fruit is pineapple. Needless to say putting the two together makes for an awesome dish! I decided that the first curry I wanted to cook would be something a little bit different. I cooked up some green curry in Chiang Mai and watched as my […]

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Let’s Cook: Gai Pad Med Mamuang (Stir-Fried Cashew Chicken)

I’m kind of obsessed with cashews. Whenever there is a bowl of mixed nuts in front of me, those are the only nut I eat. When I go to the grocery store and allow myself to splurge on the bulk nut section, always cashews. When I make brownies or cookies that call for walnuts or […]

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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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Let’s Cook: Po Pia Tod (Fried Spring Rolls)

Okay, so finally I have an actual cooking story to tell you! I feel like all the rest of the recipes I have tried went off without a hitch and I wasn’t able to give you a fun account of how it all went down … well, fear not my friends! This one was a […]

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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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