Thai Foodie
"If a Southern girl from North Carolina can learn how to cook Thai cuisine that reminds her Thai husband of his grandma’s cooking, than you can too! I hope you enjoy my Thai recipes, Thai cooking tips, and stories about our cross-cultural marriage."

5 Reasons I Love Our Thai-American Family

5 Reasons I love our Thai-American Family

She’s here! Milana Jane Pengjad was born on September 9 at 7:55pm, weighing in at 6.14 lbs and 19.5 in! We can’t believe she is finally with us! We are so in love with her and feel so rich and blessed to have two amazing kiddos. I hope Milana and …

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Thai-Foodie’s Pregnant Pause

Thai Foodie's Pregnant Pause

I’ve missed you all! In case you were wondering where I disappeared to, I’ve been waiting for my little girl to arrive, which means channeling all my energy into playing with my little boy and going on our last few coffee whip cream dates, snuggling my hubby, and resting as …

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Easy Thai Mango Coconut Smoothie

Easy Thai Mango Coconut Smoothie

Dom and Rocco were making a tower of wet sand as tall as Rocco, and I had been laying out next to them, smiling at my handsome, tan Thai boys as the gentle emerald waters of Ao Nang in Krabi, Thailand lapped on the shore behind us. But then I …

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Stir-Fried Broccoli with Ginger and Thai Oyster Sauce Recipe

Stir-Fried Broccoli with Ginger and Thai Oyster Sauce

Dom had never seen or heard of broccoli growing up. Broccoli is a foreign veggie and never made it to his little town of Sukhothai, Thailand. When he was 12-years-old, his grandma bought broccoli for the first time from the market and made it for dinner. It was a big …

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Thai Mango Sticky Rice Recipe | ข้าวเหนียวมะม่วง

Thai Mango Sticky Rice Recipe | ข้าวเหนียวมะม่วง

Even though it was so insanely hot on our last visit to Thailand in March, there was a huge benefit to going during the most intense part of Thai summer—we were in golden, sweet, sticky heaven since succulent Thai mangos were in season. One night we had our friends over to …

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Thai Milk Tea Popsicles | Cha Yen Popsicles

Thai Milk Tea Popsicles-Cha Yen Popsicles

We were at a pit stop on our way from Krabi back to Bangkok eating at a popular noodle stand with Dom’s mom, sister and two friends. Even with a fan lazily spinning next to us, and being somewhat in the shade from the canopy above us, sweat still was …

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Does my Thai Mother-n-Law like my Thai cooking?

Does my Thai mother-n-law like my thai cooking?

The only time I’ve seen my Thai mother-n-law in the kitchen in Thailand is when she was getting bowls from the cabinet and forks and spoons from the kitchen drawer to use with the food she bought from a street vendor on her way home from work. The only time …

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Tom Yum Spaghetti Recipe

Tom Yum Spaghetti Recipe

It. was. so. hot. 110 degrees with 87 percent humidity hot. We were in Bangkok sitting inside a restaurant chain called Kin Kao Kin Pla, which is what my Thai hubby calls a “hiso” restaurant (hiso means high society, but we consider hiso restaurants in Bangkok anywhere that isn’t  a …

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Thai Iced Tea with Lime Recipe | Cha Ma Nao | ชามะนาว

Thai Iced Tea with Lime Recipe

I grew up in the South where everyone drinks sweet tea. I never liked it at restaurants though, and loved my grandma’s, mom’s, and aunt’s sweet tea versions best. I’ll never forget going to to visit my aunt, uncle and cousins in Alabama and looking forward to getting a tall …

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Sriracha Ginger Grilled Chicken Kebabs Recipe

Sriracha Ginger Grilled Chicken Kebabs Recipe

Growing up in Thailand, grilling out with the family during the summer was not something Dom did as a kiddo or adult. In Thailand, if you want something grilled, you just walk out your door, and sniff out a street vendor nearby grilling something spicy, and mouth-watering, and buy it. …

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