ground roast rice

Ground Roast Rice – ข้าวคั่ว

  You might have noticed that several of the recipes on this site require ground roast rice. This is an essential ingredient you’ll find in every Thai kitchen. It lends a nutty flavour to dishes, and also has the ability to slightly thicken whatever it’s added to. You can buy it ready-made from Thai grocery […]

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pork rib soup

Pork Rib Soup – ต้มแซ่บ กระดูกหมู

    Another delicious winter warmer. Pork ribs are a cheap cut, but can’t be beaten when cooked right. Luckily, cooking them right is easy. Just like with many cheaper cuts of meat, “low and slow” is the order of the day. To get a broth of agreeable clarity, I’d suggest covering the ribs in […]

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Green Papaya Salad – Som Tam – ส้มตำไทย

  Originating from Northeastern Thailand and Laos. You’ll find som tam vendors of every street corner of Bangkok, bashing away with a giant pestle and mortar, making this salad to order for their eager customers. There are many variations in existence, and you can ask for any of them to be on the salty/spicy/sweet side […]

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Beef Massaman Curry – แกงมัสมั่นเนื้อ

  Those of you who have tried a quality massaman curry will already be drooling at this point. This curry originates from Malaysia, so it’s more commonly found in the south of Thailand. It’s easy to make, but requires the right cut of beef and long cooking time. Braising steak is excellent for this dish […]

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Thai Beef Stew – เนื้อตุ๋น

  This delicious and comforting soup is incredibly simple to make and full of mouthwateringly complex flavours. You can make it in a saucepan in a couple of hours, as we did here, or with a slow cooker, which can be left all day to cook. Following this method, it’s best to use braising steak, […]

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Noodle Soup with Pork & Shrimp Dumplings and Roast Pork Belly – บะหมี่เกี๊ยวน้ำพิเศษ

  There is an amazing noodle shop on Silom road that servers absolutely the best baa mee giaow nam in the whole city. There are pictures all over the walls of Thai super stars who’ve come to enjoy their famous noodle soup. When you go to leave and pay, the old lady at the counter […]

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Pork and Shrimp Dumplings – Wontons – เกี๊ยวกุ้ง

  When it comes to wontons, you’ll find many different variations on the same theme. Most have more wrapper than filling. I like to stuff as much filling inside as possible! Seasoning can be tricky as you won’t want to taste the raw mix. However, once all the ingredients have been mixed, and it’s rested […]

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Simple Pork Stock for Wonton or Noodle Soup

  Stock is always much better if you make it yourself. Preparation time is about 10 mins, but cooking time is about 4 hours. Just plan ahead. All quantities are approximate. The first 3 steps diminishes the need to skim the scum whilst it cooks, leaving you with a fairly clear, clean tasting finished product. […]

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Roast Pork Belly

  This is my fail safe method for making delicious pork belly, with juicy, melt-in-the-mouth meat and dreamy, crispy crackling. The alchemy that occurs during the slow, slow cooking process, is that the fat melts, basting the skin helping it pop and basting the meat and keeping it moist. By the end of the 4 […]

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Hot and Sour Shredded Chicken Soup

  I have to credit David Thompson for the recipe. We’ve tweaked it slightly to make it more to our liking. It’s very similar to tom yum, but the aromatics are removed and then some of them are replaced with fresh ones before serving. The flavour is hot and sour, as the name indicates, intense, […]

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