Thailand and South East Asia

Thailand and S.E. Asia

Up until my first visit to Thailand I had only ever eaten Chinese food, and that was English Chinese food to boot! But since then I have travelled through Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore and have also sampled Chinese, Thai and other S.E. Asian food in a few other countries and have a pretty good idea of the flavour of the region and I certainly know what I like so have kept these recipes as traditional as possible, but have adapted some to my taste and also to make then a bit simpler to cook at home.

Of all the S.E. Asian foods I have tried though, I would say that Thai food in my mind can be the most delicious explosion of flavours you will ever eat and mostly Thai food is about just that. You must always have a bit of salty, sour, sweet and spicy and add creamy if you have a dish with coconut milk in.

However, you will not only find Thai recipes here, but also other S.E. Asian dishes that come from this region and cannot be missed such as Beef Rendang, Chicken Kapitan to name a couple.

I hope you enjoy making and eating these dishes as much as I have!

 

Nuea Pad Namman Hoi - Beef Stir fry with Oyster sauce)
Beef in Oyster Sauce

The first time I ate this was in the Nat Guest House, Khaosan Road (ถนนข้าวสาร) in Bangkok. It was after a long journey which included a stop over in Kuwait City we arrived in Bangkok feeling exhausted. I opted to take the local bus…

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Pad Thai
Pad Thai

Pad Thai or phat Thai as it is also known is stir-fried rice noodles that is usually served as a street food and at casual local eateries in Thailand. It is made with soaked dried rice noodles (Banh Pho) which are usually stir-fried with egg and chopped firm tofu, and flavored with tamarind pulp, fish sauce…

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Thai Satay with Peanut or cucumber sauce
Thai Satay

If you have travelled SE Asia you would have come across these as street food and they do vary from country to country but basically they are skewered meat with a peanut dipping sauce. They are absolutely delish…

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Thai sweet and sour prawns
Thai Sweet and Sour Prawns

The first time I tried this dish was at a beachfront restaurant on Lamai Beach, on the island Koh Samui and it was fantastic. It was probably the fresh pineapple that made the big difference and of course prawns caught that morning and the blend of Thai spices and it came with straw mushrooms

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