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The Malaysian Orchid Mantis (Hymenopus coronatus)

Nope, it isn’t Thai food! You cannot eat it. Well, probably someone in Thailand might try to eat it if they found it in their garden, but I have never heard of anyone eating this amazing bug! We found this beautiful mantis at a nature resort close to our home. The insect is called the Malaysian … Read more

Thai Food – My Personal Preference

Som Tam and Gai Yang! I have been living in Thailand for more than 16 years now. I’ve had Thai food each and every day. I could not be happier with the selection of Thai foods here in the country, I couldn’t have imagined I’d make the adjustment to eating it so easily. Initially when … Read more

Another Thai Food that Causes Bad Breath – Crispy Squid with 3 Flavors

Prepare: 500 g. cut it into a bite size (size of the squid is at your satisfaction), Click on the link to see photo. 1-2 tbsp. palm sugar (regular sugar is ok) 2 tbsp. shrimp paste (optional, some recipe say you don’t need this) 4 dried or fresh red chili (crush them) 1 clove garlic (crushed) … Read more

Banana Leaf Wrapped Lesson 1: Triangle Shape Wrapping

  How to Wrap Banana Leafs Around Food   Most people have difficulty wrapping the banana leaves for 2 reasons: 1. The banana leaves they got were too brittle, so it leaks after to wrapped it into triangle shape. 2. Their hands were too stiff because too little practice. Therefore, to fix those two main … Read more

Thai Food Recipe: Khanom Jeen (Fish Curry with Rice Vermicelli)

Prepare Paste Ingredients:1/2 cup Shallot1/2 cup Garlic1/2 cup Galingale1/2 cup Kaffir lime skin1/2 cup Big and dried red chili1/2 cup lemongrass Curry Ingredients:2 cups Thick coconut milk or regular 250 ml coconut milk1 cup fish (throw out bones and skin)1 cup meat balls (made of fish)1 tbsp. vegetable oil5 tbsp. fish sauce5-8 Kaffir lime leaves1 cup stock1 tbsp. vegetable … Read more

Thai Food – Cho Muang

Cho Muang Prepare: 1/2 cup minced chicken 6 tbsp. minced onion 2 tbsp. minced coriander root 5 tbsp. minced garlic 2 tbsp. pepper 2 tbsp. palm sugar 2 tbsp. fish sauce 1 tbsp. olive oil 1/2 cup fried garlic   Flour: 10 g. glutinous rice flour 110g. rice flour 10 g. tapioca flour 10 g. … Read more