Category Archives: Thai Ingredient

The Essentials of Thai Cuisine

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Thai Jasmine rice ( Thai Hom Mali Rice)   Renowned all over the world for its unique flavor and aromatic fragrance, Thai jasmine rice is the perfect complement to a wide variety of different cuisines. Indigenous to the northeast region of Thailand, Thai Hom Mali Rice has been a main food staple for many countries throughout Southeast Asia. Thai Jasmine Rice Cooks quickly and easily, […]

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Burning chilli sparks terror fear

Burning chilli sparks terror fear

Firefighters wearing protective breathing apparatus were called to D’Arblay Street, Soho, after reports of noxious smoke filling the air. Police closed off three roads and evacuated homes following the alert. Specialist crews broke down the door to the Thai Cottage restaurant at 1900 BST on Monday where they discovered the source – a 9lb pot of chillies.   Nam Prik […]

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Cucumber

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The cucumber (Cucumis sativus) is a widely cultivated plant in the gourd  family Cucurbitaceae, which includes squash, and in the same genus as the muskmelon. Botany The cucumber is a creeping vine that roots in the ground and grows up trellises or other supporting frames, wrapping around ribbing with thin, spiraling tendrils. The plant has large leaves that form a […]

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Red Cabbage

Red Cabbage

Red Cabbage The red cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata  f. rubra) is a sort of cabbage, also known as Red Kraut or Blue Kraut after preparation. Its leaves are coloured dark red/purple. However, the plant changes its colour according to the pH value of the soil, due to a pigment called anthocyanin(flavin). On acidic soils, the leaves grow more reddish […]

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Massamun Curry Paste (Nam Prik Massamun)

Massamun Curry Paste (Nam Prik Massamun)

IngredIents : 3 large dried red spur chilies, seeded and soaked 5  roasted shallots, sliced 2 bulbs roasted garlic 1 teaspoon finely sliced galangal 1 teaspoon lemon grass, sliced 1 teaspoon ground roasted coriander seeds 1 teaspoon ground roasted cumin 2 ground roasted cloves 1 teaspoon white pepper 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon shrimp paste Preparations 1. Pound dried chilies […]

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Green Curry Paste (Nam Prik Ghang Khaew Hwan)

Green Curry Paste (Nam Prik Ghang Khaew Hwan)

IngredIents : 15 large green hot chilies 3 shallots, sliced 9 cloves garlic 1 teaspoon finely sliced galangal 1/2 teaspoon finely sliced kaffir lime rind 1 teaspoon chopped coriander root 5 peppercorns 1 teaspoon roasted coriander seeds 1 teaspoon roasted cumin 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon shrimp paste Preparations 1. Combine coriander seeds, cumin and peppercorn in a mortar, pound […]

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scallion

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A scallion, (also known as a spring onion, salad onion or green onion in many countries) is an edible plant the genus Allium. The upper green portion is hollow. It lacks a fully developed root bulb. They are milder than most onions. They may be cooked or used raw, as a part of salads or Asian  recipes. Diced scallions are […]

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