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Food Friday: Tom Yum Goong

Food Friday: Tom Yum Goong

Posted on 30. Apr, 2010 by .

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If you asked most Thais what is the best Thai food they will say Tom yum, even though the first thing a Westerner thinks is Pad Thai. Having lived here for a year, I’m likely to agree with the Thais. It’s SO flavourful. Yesterday, we learned how to make it. Tom yum means boiled, with a lot of ingredients, and spicy. And that’s exactly what it is. A good tom yum is a balance of salty, sour, sweet, and spicy.

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Food Friday: Why?

Food Friday: Why?

Posted on 16. Apr, 2010 by .

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If there’s one thing you know about me by reading this blog, it’s that I love food. Well, that and I live in Thailand. But about the food thing… some have asked why focus so much on food? On my first trip out of America on my own, I traveled to Scandinavia. My luggage is stuck somewhere in Iceland, while I’m somewhere in Norway (when you say “My luggage is lost in Iceland” out loud, you don’t expect to see it again). Then, I stupidly leave my carry-on in the bus while getting out. True story.

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Excuse me… Songkran

Excuse me… Songkran

Posted on 13. Apr, 2010 by .

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This morning while walking back from the store, I was approached by a teenager. “Excuse me… Songkran…” He said apologetically while pouring ice water all down the front of my shirt. Thus began our Songkran – the Thai New Year as well as the biggest and best loved holiday in Thailand. Songkran is a three day festival, April 13-15…

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Food Friday: Mangoes and Sticky Rice

Food Friday: Mangoes and Sticky Rice

Posted on 19. Mar, 2010 by .

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I love dessert. In fact, the only way I ever remembered the difference in spelling desert and dessert is that with dessert you always want more – hence, the extra ‘s’.

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Food Friday: Morning Glory

Food Friday: Morning Glory

Posted on 19. Feb, 2010 by .

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A lot of people have the mistaken idea that Thai food is healthy food. I guess it can be, but quite often it’s not. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining! Especially in the case of this week’s post – Deep Fried Morning Glory with a spicy seafood dip. Morning glory is a flowering “viney” plant… and from what I hear, technically illegal to grow, import, possess, or sell in the U.S. – not because of inducing any altered states (although the seeds are a mild laxative), but basically ’cause it’s a weed.

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