Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Thai Food Menu Today

Pineapple Fried Rice


vegetable oil 1 ½ tbsn.
garlic, chopped 2 cloves
carrot, diced 1/8 c.
onion, diced 1/8 c.
ham, diced 35 g.
raisins 1 tbsn.
sugar 1 tsp.
salt 1/2 tsp.
pineapple, diced 1/4 c.
rice, steamed and cooled 1 c.
spring onion, chopped 1 stalk
ground pepper 1/4 tsp.

Preparation :

1. Stir-fry the chopped garlic until lightly brown. Add carrots and onion until cooked, then add the ham and raisins. Season with sugar and salt.
2. Take a medium - sized pineapple, cut in half length - wise and scoop out the fruit. Dice the fruit and save the outer shell for later.
3. Stir the pineapple and rice into the garlic mixture until well - combined. Add spring onion and pepper.
4. Spoon the fried rice into the pineapple shell and bake in the oven at 150 ?C for approximately 5 minutes.


Thai Food Menu Today

Pad Thai Kung Sod


Palm Sugar 300 g
Fish Sauce 10
Tamarind Juice 1
Chili Powder 3
Rice Noodle (dry) 50 g
Bean Sprouts 500 g
Tiger Prawns 1 tbsn
Tofu (yellow & hard) 1 tbsn
Chinese Chives ½ c
Pickled white Radish 50 g
Roasted Peanuts 1 tbsn
Dried shrimps 4 tbsn
Eggs 3 tbsn
Shallots 4 tbsn
Cooking Oil ,Water or Stock ½ c

Preparation :
1. Fry garlic with 3 tablespoons cooking oil. Add rice noodle and a little water to soften noodle. Add fish sauce, sugar and tamarind juice to taste. Stir fry quickly to prevent noodle forming clumps. Set aside in wok or remove.
2. Use 3 tablespoons cooking oil to fry prawns, preserved white radish, bean curd and chilli flakes. Fold in noodles and stir fry. Set aside in wok.
3. Use 2 tablespoons cooking oil to fry beaten egg. Spread egg evenly over pan. Fold in noodle mixture. Add half of bean sprout and Chinese flat chives. Transfer to a serving dish.

Note : Add together 3 tablespoons fish sauce,
4 tablespoons sugar and
4 tablespoons tamarind juice.
Heat and simmer until thicken. Sauce can be made in advance in large quantity by increasing ingredients portions. Keep in airtight container.


Friday, July 10, 2009

Healthy Thai Cooking

This book is all that I hoped for: not only delicious recipes, but a discussion of what Thai cooking is all about and what ingredients are used (defined and described), AND with health-conscious modifications made to traditional recipes.
Highly recommended!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Thai Cuisine Recipes

The Thai Cuisine is based on simple, fresh ingredients. Many, such as fresh root ginger, garlic and soy sauce, will be familiar to many cooks, but others such as galangal lemon grass, plum sauce maybe less familiar. However, Thai cooking has a character of its own, much of it based on the land's abundant spices and herbs. This is low-fat cuisine that seduces the senses, yet is packed with nutritional value. Feel free to find the links below to discover some of our favorite recipes for simple, elegant and delicious meals.
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For more Thai Food Recipes, you can visit my blog: Thai Food Menu Today

Thai Cooking and Good Health

Good health often comes from good food. If you are like I was, you simply eat what is fast and easy, stopping into the drive thru on your way to work or for a fast lunch. After work stopping off for more fast food on your way to drop the kids off at soccer or maybe swim lessons. Our days are so busy we never have the time to prepare foods for ourselves. A poor diet will make you sick. There are healthy alternatives. Some of them are also fast and simple to prepare!
I am from Thailand so my favorite foods are Thai food. There are many delicious kinds of Thai food that you can prepare very fast and have a healthy meal on the table in minutes that your family will really love.
Thai food is so healthy for you because the ingredients are so good for you. Many of the vegetables
that I use I grow myself while it is summer, in the winter I buy at the local market. I am now trying to buy mostly organic vegetables since I also make my own baby food as much as possible. Some of the vegetables that are used in Thai food you will be familiar with others will be completely new to you. For instance, bamboo shoots are used in may ways for Thai food. Bamboo is used in salads, stir fried, mixed with curry and many other recipes as well. Another vegetable that I love is Thai eggplant, it is small, round, and green. Not your standard eggplant, but filled with a mellow flavor. In Thai cooking we also use many type of squash, gourds, and different types of pumpkins. Many of the recipes where I call for pumpkin you will be looking for is actually a Kabocha squash in the US and Europe. IT is also known as Japanese squash.
Thai recipes also call for a lot of herbs such as lemon grass, many types of basil, cilantro and coriander and of course Chili. Thai people eat more chili per person than any place else in the world. If you like your food hot add a little more of the Thai chili peppers. With all of the herbs that are in Thai food you will get a lot of flavor and not need to add so much salt and sugar and other flavorings that are bad for your diet. I think that this may be part of the reason that there is so few cases of things like diabetes and other diet related diseases in Thailand.
Now I offer a lot of recipes on my site and I will soon begin to post some video cooking lessons as well. So please come by and check out the recipes that I have to offer for your health and for the great taste also. Your body, your family and all of your friends will thank you when they taste the delicious foods that you can now cook!
I love to cook any kind of food and try new recipes that I see. I often change them to fit my style of cooking or to use what I have available when I can not get all of the ingredients. Of course since I live in Thailand My favorite food is Thai food and that is what most of the recipes you will find on my site are. So please come on by and tell me how you like my recipes at
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Saturday, May 9, 2009

Thai Food Menu Today

Papaya Salad (Som Tam)
One of my favourite meals, which is definately in my Top 10, is Som Tam, otherwise known as Papaya Salad.
The meal is quite simple to make. The main ingredients are shredded green papaya, chopped green beans, tomoato, dried prawns, unsalted roasted peanuts, chillies, garlic and lime juice. These are all pounded together in a mortar using a pestle. The sound it makes is "pok pok". Whenever I hear that sound while walking down the street I always turnaround to look for the som tam stall.
The papaya salad is best served with sticky rice (khao neow) and grilled chicken. That is the way I like it. But you can have fish instead. There is also a recipe which has crab.
When you come to buy Papaya Salad, it is nearly always prepared in front of you. This way you can tell them how many chillies you want! I like mine hot. Papaya Salad with sticky rice from a roadside stall will cost you about 20 baht.
1 medium dark green papaya

4 garlic cloves (kratiem)
6 green Thai chilies (prik khee noo)
2 tomatoes, cut into wedges
1/2 cup chopped green beans, in 1-in (2.5-cm) pieces
2 tablespoons anchovy sauce
1/2 teaspoon sauce
1/4 cup (2 fl oz/60 ml) lime juice or tamarind juice (ma-kaam piag)
How to make:
1. Peel the papaya and rinse with running water to remove the acid. Remove the seeds and shred the papaya with a grater. Set aside.2. Place the garlic cloves and the chilies in a mortar and mash with a pestle until crushed into chunks. Place the papaya and the remaining ingredients in the mortar and gently combine all ingredients by mixing with the pestle and a spoon. Serve cold.
Source: "Thailand the Beautiful Cookbook" by Panurat Poladitmontr


Thai Food and Cooking

This beautiful new book is not only a visual catalogue, it includes over 100 wonderful fragrant recipes to try out, as well as the fascinating history and traditions surrounding this rich culture.
Recommend to all Thai Cooking lovers!