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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: 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: 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: My Pad Thai

Food Friday: My Pad Thai

Posted on 19. Jun, 2009 by .

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In my short time here, one thing that has stood out to me in Thai cuisine is the mixing of the basic tastes (sweetness, bitterness, sourness and saltiness… plus spiciness!). I’ve been surprised several times by some random combination of those five tastes in one dish (but not always in a pleasant way). So it’s interesting that the dish Thailand is known for in the West is Pad Thai, because it combines all of those things in one tasty meal.

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