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How Thai people cook sticky rice

How Thai people cook sticky rice

You may have read about how Thailand is divided country, with opposing groups of people some of whom identify themselves as ‘Yellow Shirts’ and other who identify them as ‘Red…

Sweet Pumpkin in Coconut Milk

Sweet Pumpkin in Coconut Milk

This dish is a Thai desert (a ‘khanom waan‘ in Thai). It is great and a favourite of mine. Cooking the Pumpkin To make this dish you need to simmer…

Wild Sweet Potatoes

Wild Sweet Potatoes

We found these sweet potatoes growing wild near our bungalow in the South of Thailand and cooked them in the embers of a garden fire whilst we went out for…

Hoi Lie Phad Char

Hoi Lie Phad Char

Hoi Lie Phad Char is a classic of Thai cuisine: clams fried in phad pik pao paste with chillis and Thai sweet basil. Sweet Curry Paste Phad pik pao curry…

Putsa Fruit (Jujube)

Putsa Fruit (Jujube)

There are many varieties of Putsar fruit, and they are not unique to Thailand. Putsar are more commonly known as Jujube Fruit Putsar are more commonly known as jujube, or…

Pathongko (fried savoury dount)

Pathongko (fried savoury dount)

The pathongko is the Thai version of the Chinese Donut or Youtiao: it is deep fried dough and normally eaten with coffee or soy milk for breakfast. Chinese Donuts Chinese Donuts are eaten…

Khai Man Gai Baan

Khai Man Gai Baan

I have written about Khao Man Gai before on this website. It’s the Thai version of Hainanese Chicken and Rice: boiled chicken over rice cooked in chicken fat with a…

A ‘proper plate of food’ in Thailand

A ‘proper plate of food’ in Thailand

Thai food is undoubtedly one of the great cuisines of the world: it has depth, range, subtly and strong themes to extract and mix with other cooking cultures. A Proper…

Condiments for noodles In Thailand

Condiments for noodles In Thailand

Condiments are a really important part of the dining experience in Thailand. In many Western restaurants adding anything other than salt and pepper is often seen as a taboo. Not…

Growing Sticky Rice in the Isan Region of North East Thailand: Planting

Growing Sticky Rice in the Isan Region of North East Thailand: Planting

For the majority of rice farmers in the poorer North East of Thailand (Isan Province) rice can only be grown once a year. Life in an Isan village very much revolves…

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