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2 April, 2017

Som tam (sallad)

Som tam (sallad)
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Som tam is a spicy salad made form shredded unripe (green) papaya. It is believed to be of Lao origin, but is nowadays eaten throughout South-east Asia – including Thailand. The dish is known under various names, with som tam being the Thai name. Som tam is both sour, sweet, salty, hot and savory. Since
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4 February, 2017

Khao soi (soup)

Khao soi (soup)
Posted in : Soup on by : william

There are many different versions of this soup, but most of them can be divided into one of two main categories: Lao khao soi or Northern Thai khao soi. Lao khao soi Lao kaho soi is a soup made with rice noodles, coarsely chopped pork, tomatoes, fermented soy beans, chillies, shallots, and garlic. Before serving, the
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5 June, 2016

Yum Woon Sen (salad)

Yum Woon Sen (salad)
Posted in : Salad on by : william

Yum Woon Sen is a salad based on glass noodles. These are noodles that are white when uncooked and dry, but that will turn clear when they are placed in water and cooked. They are sold under various names, including glass noodles, silver noodles, cellophane noodles and bean thread noodles. A popular way of adding
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5 June, 2016

Cha yen (drink)

Cha yen (drink)
Posted in : Drink on by : william

Cha yen means cold tea in Thai, and a lot of different cold tea-based drinks are found under this umbrella. The tea of choice is usually a very strongly brewed Ceylon tea. A less expensive alternative is the locally grown Bai Miang, a landrace version of Assam tea. In Thailand, iced tea is often sweetened
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5 June, 2016

Saku Sai Moo (dinner)

Saku Sai Moo (dinner)
Posted in : Dinner on by : william

Saku sai moo is a popular snack sold by street vendors in Thailand, often together with some lettuce and paprika. This pork-filled dumpling was traditionally made with sago starch from tropical palm stems, but nowadays it is more common to use tapioca, a starch extracted from cassava roots. The name saku sai moo serves as
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5 June, 2016

Chim chum (dinner)

Chim chum (dinner)
Posted in : Dinner on by : william

Chim chum, also known as Jim jum and Chaeo hon, is a popular street food in Thailand. The name chim chum is used both for the dish and for the earthenware pot in which the dish is cooked. This earthenware pot is heated over a brazier filled with hot coals. The pot and the brazier
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5 June, 2016

Khao man gai (dinner)

Khao man gai (dinner)
Posted in : Dinner on by : william

Khao man gai is a Thai chicken dish similar to the more famous Hainanese Chicken Rice of China. The name khao man gai means “oiled rice [with] chicken”. In Thailand, there are specialized khao man gai shops and food trucks that serves the dish from breakfast until lunchtime, usually garnished with cucumber. Ingredients Cooking chicken
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5 June, 2016

Gotu Cola (drink)

Gotu Cola (drink)
Posted in : Drink on by : william

This is a cold drink made from a green herb named bai bua bok. This drink is sold in many street markets in Thailand and is believed to prevent cancer. Regardless of what you believe, it is a really refreshing drink with an interesting flavor. Ingredients 1 bunch of bai bua bok (leaves and stalks)
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5 June, 2016

Nam Dang-Mu Pan (drink)

Nam Dang-Mu Pan (drink)
Posted in : Drink on by : william

For this drink, I like to use really sweet red watermelons. The watermelon originated in Africa, but reached South-Eastern Asia a long time ago. There are evidence of watermelons being cultivated in India as early as the 7th century AD and we know that watermelons have been eaten in China since at least the 10th
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5 June, 2016

Drunken noodles (dinner)

Drunken noodles (dinner)
Posted in : Dinner on by : william

Drunken noodles was made popular in Thailand by Chinese immigrants. In Thailand, it is known as phat khi mao. Khi mao means drunkard, but why the dish is considered ”drunken” is shrouded in mystery. Khao phat khi mao is a similar dish, where fried rice is used instead of noodles. So if you want some
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