Archive for the 'Thai food' Category

Thai food: Green Papaya Salad (Som Tum)

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
Green Papaya Salad

Green papaya salad is one of Thailand’s most popular dishes // If you are planning to spend any time in Thailand’s central and northern areas be prepared to come across green papaya salad or Som Tum. Just don’t expect anything sweet like papaya fruit usually is. It’s also a meal unto itself. Often coming with nuts… Continue reading more »

Thai Food: Pork with Morning Glory & Basil

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015
Pork with Morning Glory and Basil

Pork with fresh green crunchy Thai vegetables is something special // There are some Thai meals which deserve special attention. Pork is usually cooked well in Thailand. And, Thailands blend of spices and herbs are world renown. However it’s the mix of these fresh vegetables and herbs in many dishes which often bring a Thai meal… Continue reading more »

Thai Roast Duck on Dumplings

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
Roast duck with dumplings in Thailand

Thailand has great roast duck // I’ve always tried to like duck, but it’s usually either too greasy or comes in a fairly sparse dish. Because of this I didn’t think much of it when I kept seeing it on Thai menus. Then one random day I decided to give it a go. It was a… Continue reading more »

Quick Fried Prawns from Thailand

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
A plate of quick fried prawns with rice from Thailand

Fried prawns with heaps of garlic // Prawns are one of Thailand’s tastiest meats. They are abundant, large and every so meaty. While many prawns are barbecued I found a second treat waiting in many a restaurant or local cafe. Quick fried prawns with minced garlic. It hit the flavor scale right at the very top… Continue reading more »

Thai Fried Pork

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
Thai Fried Pork with rice

Fried pork in Thailand is the carnivorous answer to a good meal As a voracious carnivore I often run into a problem with Thai food. While many dishes include meat, it seems to be rather rationed in most. That shredded (pulled) pork dish might be tasty but the port is scarcely seen. I’ve found the… Continue reading more »

Thai Food: Tom Yam Soup

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
Tom Yam Soup with Prawns from Thailand

Tom Yam or Tom Yum? Either way it’s very tasty No visit to Thailand should be marked complete without tasting some Tom yum soup. I’m not a great fan of Thai food and I’m soup lover at all. But credit where credit is due Tom Yum soup is one of the most delicious soups in… Continue reading more »

Thai food: Chiang Mai Sausage (Sai ua)

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
Chiang Mai Sausage

Chiang Mai Sausage It’s not often in South East Asia I come across a substantial amount of pure meat. Granted sausage isn’t technically that either but it can be very tasty and meaty if you know what to look for. In this case head to North Thailand and seek out Sai ua. Or, as it… Continue reading more »