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Gang Som Naw Mai Dong (Spicy Bamboo Soup)

Gang Som Naw Mai Dong – Spicy Bamboo Soup Prepare: 5 chilis6 red onions (sliced)3 lemongrass stalks (finely cut)3 scallions (cut short, about 1″)1 tsp. salt6 tbsp. fish sauce1 pound chicken breast (cut thick)1.5 pound pickled bamboo shoots1/2 cup basil2 cups water Cooking Instructions: 1. Make paste by mixing peppers, cut lemongrass, red onion and … Read more

Som Tam Spicy Papaya Salad Thai

Som Tam (Spicy Papaya Salad), a Thai Favorite Som Tam comes from the northeastern “Isaan” region of Thailand which is near the border of Laos. Residents eat this meal daily for lunch or dinner. It is usually accompanied by “Gai Yang” – barbequed chicken or pork and some condiments: cucumber, lettuce, and green beans. Som … Read more

Sawasdee Ka! (Hello from Thailand)

Sawasdee Ka! Sawasdee Ka! I’m “Joy”… This means hello in the language of my home, Thailand. Actually it’s pronounced “Sah wat dee ka”. This blog is for you to learn a little about Thai food and what it is made of, how it looks, how it tastes, and how to order it in a restaurant … Read more

Thai Fruit – Dragonfruit!

In my family we eat a lot of Thai fruit. One of our favorite is the dragon fruit, also called pitaya. The exact name is, Hylocereus polyrhizus. My husband Vern eats the most of any of us. If we go to the store and find some good ones that are ripe, he will buy two … Read more