Since the 4th of July celebration is coming up, I thought it would be the appropriate time for me to post this “Thai” recipe! This fried rice, though named “American”, is a uniquely Thai experience. It contains ingredients that we associate with American food: ketchup, hot dogs, sunnyside up egg, and fried chicken drumsticks (possibly […]
This recipe is an a bit of an exploration into Thai history! Here’s the story: A lovely HTK fan recently sent me a copy of a very special Thai cookbook: The very first Thai cookbook to ever be written in English! The book is titled “Everyday Siamese Cooking” by Sibpan Sonakul, who is the granddaughter of […]
It may look like a long list of ingredients, but it’s really an easy and straightforward recipe! And remember, ALL components of this dish can be made in advance and stored in the fridge. And once everything is prepped, all you have to do is assemble which takes minutes. That’s how noodle vendors in Thailand can […]
Do You Know the Real Pad Thai? In North America, every Thai restaurant has Pad Thai, and most people think they know what it is. But the truth is that there is so much Westernized Pad Thai out there that I bet few people actually know what real Pad Thai, like ones we have in […]
Pad See Ew is our famous stir-fried rice noodle dish (yes, I have a recipe), but this egg noodle version is something I’ve only ever seen in southern Thailand where I grew up! These chubby fresh egg noodles have the most perfect chewiness, and with the salty-sweet-smoky flavour, it’s one of the hardest dishes to […]
A side dish so good you could eat it as a meal This simple rice dish is from Japan, but I became aware of it while living in Thailand because many hot pot and “self-barbecue” restaurants (where you grill your own meats on the table) would have it on the menu as a side dish. […]
A Popular Dish from the Bay Area Years ago I lived in San Francisco, and as many of you know it’s where I went to culinary school. While I was there, I went to a seafood restaurant and I had these garlic noodles which I was told where the restaurant’s signature dish. They were delicious […]
This is something I always order without fail whenever we go to a seafood restaurant in Thailand! Glass noodles and shrimp are cooked together in a pot with lots of ginger, garlic and pepper. It’s such a classic, with a unique flavour that makes it an iconic dish of Thai seafood restaurants.