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Phuket Recipes Stews Travel

Phuket Pork Belly Stew – Moo Hong – หมูฮ้อง

On a recent trip to Phuket town, I discovered this excellent dish called moo hong. It’s a Southern Thai pork stew with Chinese roots that’s quite similar to moo palo, but with fewer ingredients. I had moo hong a few times while I was there and it varied in sweetness from restaurant to restaurant. I …

Curries Recipes

Massaman Curry with Chicken – Gaeng Massaman Gai – มัสมั่นไก่

A trip down to Trang last week rekindled my love for Massaman curry after I had a fantastic version at the De Tara Beach Resort. It’s not often you get a proper slow cooked, authentic masaman on a Thai Island. It took me back to when I first traveled Thailand in 2009 and was taught how …

Curries Recipes

Thai Green Curry With Butternut Squash – แกงเขียวหวานฟักทอง

My mother, being vegan, has been on at me since I started my blog to put up some vegan/vegetarian friendly recipes up so I thought I’d start with a non meat version of perhaps the most famous Thai dish worldwide – the Thai green curry. Thai green curry is usually made with chicken or sometimes …

Grill Recipes Sauces & dips Snacks

Moo Ping – Thai Grilled Pork Skewers – หมูปิ้ง

Moo Ping can be found in every market and on every street corner in Thailand. These quick, cheap snacks are packed full of flavour and super easy to prepare. They cook quickly, so they’re perfect for a barbecue where you’ve got a lot of hungry mouths to feed, and I promise you they make a …

Recipes Soups

Thai Rice Soup with Pork – Khao Tom Moo Sap – ข้าวต้มหมูสับ

Khao tom moo sap, which translates to boiled rice with chopped pork is a popular breakfast rice soup that’s eaten all across Thailand. It was one of the first dishes I ate in Thailand after I realised that the hotel ‘English’ and ‘American’ breakfasts were equally bad wherever you stay! Khao tom isn’t just a …

Recipes Soups

Tom Yum Koong – Sour Hot Thai Soup with Prawns – ต้มยำกุ้งน้ำใส

The most famous Thai soup in the world has to be Tom Yum Koong – hot and sour soup, with prawns. If you eat Thai food, chances are that you’ve tried tom yum! There are a few different ways to make tom yum, and everyone has their own opinion on how it should be done. …

Grill Recipes Salads

Beetroot Som Tam – ส้มตำบีทรูท

  I’ve been surprised at how readily available beetroot is at Thai markets since I arrived here in Bangkok. I eat beetroot all the time in England, especially raw in salads, so I decided  to include it in my  Thai cooking as well. Without a doubt, the best salad available in Thailand is a som …

Curries Recipes

Thai Prawn and Pineapple Curry – Gaeng Kua Sapparod Koong – แกงคั่วสับปะกุ้ง

Thai prawn and pineapple curry – gaeng kua supparod made its way up from Malaysia and has been adapted to Thai tastes. I think this is why I only really eat it when I’m on a southern Thai island. In fact, on holiday might be the time I’ve eaten it! Anyway, I don’t have any …

Desserts Recipes Snacks

Sweet Coconut Pandan Pancakes – Kuih Dadar

I first had kuih dadar, sometimes known as kuih tayap, on a trip to Malaysia a couple of years back. They’re unbelievably popular there, as well as in Singapore and parts of Indonesia, namely Java. Kuih dadar are sweet pancakes, coloured with the juice of pandan leaves and stuffed with shredded coconut, sweetened with palm …