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Fat Chicken Day

Fat Chicken Day

Posted on 01. Dec, 2009 by .

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Obviously, Thanksgiving is not a Thai holiday. No Pilgrims washed ashore here. But, the church in Thailand has adopted this holiday as a time to focus on giving thanks to God for His blessings. And so, we celebrated as a family this past Sunday. In keeping with good American tradition, there was TONS of food. It was a potluck breakfast AND lunch…

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Food Friday: The Moistmaker

Food Friday: The Moistmaker

Posted on 27. Nov, 2009 by .

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OK, so today is the day after Thanksgiving. After eating all that turkey, somehow you still have some leftover! You know you have to eat the leftovers, and the first way to do it is with a sandwich. But don’t settle for just any old sandwich… make a MOISTMAKER! (best served hot, with a side of cranberries!)

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Food Friday: Palm Sugar

Food Friday: Palm Sugar

Posted on 20. Nov, 2009 by .

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Palm trees make me happy. Something about the tropical connotations of them, my affinity for beaches, something – I know I’m someplace exotic if there are palm trees :) When you think of food associated with palm trees, no doubt you immediately think, “Coconut!” Of course! And there are so many things made from coconuts- pina coladas, coconut milk, coconut curry…

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Moo Ga Ta

Moo Ga Ta

Posted on 13. Nov, 2009 by .

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When we go out to eat for a special event with our Thai friends, more often than not the choice of food is “Moo Ga Ta.”
Moo Ga Ta literally means “pork in a pan,” although you cook a lot more than just pork (and sometimes no pork!). Many of our friends commonly refer to it as “Korean Barbecue,” and though it may have been inspired by Korean cooking, it is not quite what you’d see in Korea.

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Food Friday: “No, Thanks.”

Food Friday: “No, Thanks.”

Posted on 16. Oct, 2009 by .

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We have introduced you to many tasty morsels that you can find here in Thailand (and there are many more to come). However, there are also many foods in Thailand that I don’t think you’ll see at your local Thai restaurant because they don’t generally appeal to American taste-buds. In fact, there are so many bizarre foods in Thailand it could keep Andrew Zimmern busy for at least an entire season. :) Here are a few things we’ve seen around here that we try to say, “No, thank you” to:

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