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Food Friday: Thai Iced Tea

Food Friday: Thai Iced Tea

Posted on 09. Oct, 2009 by .

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Since my mom is such a fan of Thai iced tea (“cha yen” in Thai) and has been figuring out how to make it at home, I asked her to share what she’s learned so that you, too can have a thorough understanding of this tasty drink…

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Food Friday: Jelled Coconut (Woon Maprao)

Food Friday: Jelled Coconut (Woon Maprao)

Posted on 25. Sep, 2009 by .

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Woon maprao (literally jello coconut) is a tasty and refreshing treat that we had for the first time on Sunday. It’s jello with pieces of young coconut served inside the coconut. If you’re a fan of coconut, you should try this out…

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Fruity Food Friday: Not Exactly What You’re Used To

Fruity Food Friday: Not Exactly What You’re Used To

Posted on 28. Aug, 2009 by .

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As I’ve said before, fruit is very plentiful in Thailand. Here are some fruits that sound familiar but look a little different: Oranges (that are green), Cantaloupe (that’s oblong), Mangoes (ripe or unripe), and Bananas (a few of the many varieties)

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Video Food Friday: Foi Thong

Video Food Friday: Foi Thong

Posted on 14. Aug, 2009 by .

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Foi Thong (literally, golden thread) is a traditional Thai dessert made with eggs and sugar. It was introduced to Thailand by the Portuguese around the 1500’s. It’s very sweet, and very tasty. Take a look at the video to see how it’s made…

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Food Friday: Rice

Food Friday: Rice

Posted on 07. Aug, 2009 by .

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What comes to mind when you think of rice? I’m sure you eat it. But my guess is that it doesn’t show up on your dinner table every night. In Thailand, rice will easily show up on your table for dinner every night. And for lunch every day. And even for breakfast. In fact, if you haven’t eaten rice or noodles, you haven’t really had a meal. A common greeting in Thai is, “Gin kaao ruu yang?” which means, “Have you eaten a meal?” But the word used for meal, “kaao”, literally means rice. Have you eaten rice?…

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