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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 …

Eating in Bangkok Grill Recipes

Chiang Mai Sausage Kofte – Sai Ua – ไส้อั่ว……The Best Sausage You’ve Never Had!

Sai ua or Chiang Mai sausage could be the best sausage you’ve never had! I acquired my love (or obsession depending on how you look at it) with Thai food when I landed in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand for the first time back in 2009. I’d never heard of Chiang Mai before I booked my …

Curries Recipes

Northern Thai Pork Curry – Gaeng Hang Lay – แกงฮังเล

I keep getting asked why I haven’t put any curries up when I write a Thai food blog. The answer is I’m not really sure! I guess I felt there were enough recipes for red curry and green curry on the internet already. When I’m deciding what Thai food I want, I don’t really think …

Recipes Salads

Laab Gai – Spicy Chicken Salad – ลาบไก่

Laab or Larb, Lapb, Lahb, Laap, Lap depending on who you speak to is a salad made of minced meat (in this case chicken but commonly made with pork, beef or duck), lots of mint and other fresh herbs, shallots, toasted rice powder, dried chilli, lime juice and fish sauce. There are plenty of arguments …

Grill Recipes Sauces & dips Steamed

Nam Jim Jaew แจ่ว – Spicy Isan Dipping Sauce

From the Isan province of Northeast Thailand, this smokey, spicy dipping sauce is found on every street corner in Thailand. Most people at home associate sweet chilli sauce with Thai food but I promise this Nam Jim Jaew is just as, if not more popular among locals here in Thailand. Nam Jim Jaew is served …

Recipes Salads Sauces & dips Steamed

Toasted Rice Powder – Khao Khua (ข้าวคั่ว)

Toasted rice powder is an indispensable ingredient in many Thai dishes and dips. It gives a lovely smokey, nutty flavour as well as adding crunch and texture. It’s very important to always use Thai glutinous rice or sticky rice as its better known. It’s so easy to make yourself, you just need a pan and …