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The Essentials of Thai Cuisine

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 ... Continue Reading →
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 ... Continue Reading →
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Cucumber

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 ... Continue Reading →
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 ... Continue Reading →
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 ... Continue Reading →
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 ... Continue Reading →
Spearmint (Sa Ra Nae)

Spearmint (Sa Ra Nae)

This is the mint many gardeners have growing out of control in their gardens. It is used mainly with fish, but also contributes to other meat dishes.   If you don’t say the ... Continue Reading →
Thai Basil (Horapa)

Thai Basil (Horapa)

Thai basil or ‘hora-pa’ is different than the sweet basil or Italian basil in supermarket. It has smaller leaves with purple stems. It can be found in oriental grocery stores. ... Continue Reading →
Salted Eggs

Salted Eggs

A traditional way of preserving duck eggs in Asia. You can find them in most Oriental stores, often sold covered in a think layer of charcoal grey ash. Rub off the ash with your finger ... Continue Reading →
scallion

scallion

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 ... Continue Reading →