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Our Home Restaurant: Pad Priawan

Our Home Restaurant: Pad Priawan

Posted on 05. Mar, 2010 by .

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A few months ago, the church decided to make use of the kitchen that normally stands empty during the week and open a restaurant. Now local business people stop in for lunch, students and parents have dinner before class, and the kitchen is pumping out tasty food. Yet another opportunity to practice Evangelism Through Church Business. We have a lot of repeat customers that come in a couple times a week for lunch.
Probably my favorite dish they make is Pad Priawan- Sweet & Sour…

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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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Food Friday: Eat like an Ahka

Food Friday: Eat like an Ahka

Posted on 29. Jan, 2010 by .

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As we’ve mentioned more than once, last month we went up to an Akha village for a few days to experience their culture. Part of that was, of course, their food. My favorite part was using chopsticks to eat it all. :) Since we only ate Akha food a few times, we decided to bring in an expert to tell you all about it. Lori Vernon graciously agreed to be our guest blogger today to teach us about Akha food and even share a recipe!

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Food Friday: The Whole Pig Soup

Food Friday: The Whole Pig Soup

Posted on 15. Jan, 2010 by .

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So at English Clinic today, we went down to the cafeteria to eat lunch. The cafeteria has maybe 50 vendors that dish out pretty much any Thai food you can imagine. As usual, I wandered around waiting for the food muse to strike. In this state I came upon my friend John…

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Food Friday: Make it Pretty

Food Friday: Make it Pretty

Posted on 11. Dec, 2009 by .

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If you’ve eaten much Thai cuisine, you may have encountered vegetables carved to look like other things. I remember carrots carved as flowers at Thai restaurants in the States. But that little flower was really only scratching the surface. Fruit and vegetable carving is considered one of the traditional Thai crafts…

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