Asian Food and Cookery

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Authentic Thai Curry Paste Recipes

You probably know that there are red, green and yellow Thai curry pastes, so here are recipes for all of them.

Authentic Thai Green Curry Paste Recipe

2 tsp coriander seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp black peppercorns
8 fresh green chillies, seeded and chopped
3 shallots, peeled and chopped
4 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
3 coriander roots, chopped
2.5cm piece galanga, peeled and chopped
2 stalks lemon grass, chopped
2 kaffir lime leaves, chopped
2 tsp shrimp paste
2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander leaves

Toast the coriander and cumin seeds in a dry frying pan then crush with the peppercorns. You can use a pestle and mortar but using an Electric Coffee and Spice GrinderSpice Grinder is much easier.… Continue reading

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They both use the same ingredients, except for the sauce so why is Thai so expensive compared with Chinese food?

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I really like Thai food, especially Spicy Peanut pad Thai, and sweet chili noodle mixture stuff. You can tell by my limited knowledge that I just go out and eat the stuff. Can anyone tell me some good recipes???

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We all know red wine goes well with Italian or French food. Or beer goes well with pizza. Or a spicy Ceasar or a Margarita goes well with Mexican food. Or Sake goes well with Japanese food. But what goes well with Thai food? I’ve never been to Thailand so I dunno what they drink with their food. And whenever I order Thai or go to a restaurant I dunno what alcohol will work well with that kind of food. What do you think?

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All About Thai Ingredients

Bamboo Shoots: Bamboo shoots are called for in many Thai recipes. In order to prepare a bamboo shoot for cooking you need to peel them and boil the white inner stalks for 30 minutes in water. If you are using canned bamboo shoots you will only need to boil them for 10 minutes, or if they are going into curries or soups, boiling might not be required.

Basil (fresh): There are three types of basils used in Thai cooking; sweet, holy and lemon. Sweet basil is much easier to find because it is commonly used in western cooking. Holy basil has a spicier taste and can be recognized by it’s slightly purple leaves. Lemon basil has a lemony flavor and can be detected by its distinct lemony scent.… Continue reading

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Vegetarian Thai Recipe

The strong influence of Buddhist culture and economic conditions of the country are responsible for the presence of vegetarianism in Thailand.

Thai cuisine or Thai cooking thrives on the exotic blends of spices and fresh key ingredients like lemon grass, galangal, basil and kaffir lime leaves. For obtaining the authentic flavor these ingredients are subjected to sautéing, grilling, grinding and frying based on the need of the recipe.

5 key flavours (sweet, sour, bitter, salty, and spicy) dominate a typical Thai meal. Usually a typical meal combines each of the variety for e.g. a spicy soup, with a bland curry dish and salad, so that one enjoys a harmony of textures and taste within individual dishes and the entire meal.… Continue reading

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Many people enjoy Thai food worldwide: spicy soups and salads, flavorful rice dishes are abundant. But in Thailand, fried or roasted insects and scorpions are also popular, readily available, and inexpensive.

Insects have traditionally been a rich source of protein, calories, vitamins, and minerals in the Northern Thailand diet. They are also prized as delicacies. In fact, it is unusual to find an insect which is not eaten in one form or another by local people. Among the most popular are:

• cicadas, locusts, mantises, crickets, and grasshoppers which are all deep fried and are rather crunchy;

• bamboo worms, which are also deep fried;

• giant water bugs, which are steamed; they are also ground into a paste with chili and eaten with sticky rice;

• weaver ants (red ants with a painful bite) and their eggs; sticky rice is dipped into a mixture of ants, eggs, and chili;

• dung beetles; which add a wholesome flavor to curries; however, many people will not eat them because they live in and on excrement.… Continue reading

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I’ve noticed that with chinese and thai food, I feel hungry shortly after eating. I usually eat this kind of food at a buffet, so I’m definitely getting full. Then about 1 hour later I’m kind of hungry. Anyone know why? Is this common?

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I’m new to Thai food and I really would like to start cooking it at home for my family. I’ve made pad thai so far, but I want some spicey dishes and maybe some desserts too! I’m going to the store today to pick up a sticky rice steamer basket! =)

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I will be organising a Thai food promotion in spain; i wanna match the food with nice wine. Need ideas.

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