The first time I tasted Tom Yum Spaghetti was when 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 street vendor and in an air-conditioned building). Continue Reading
Most “Thai” recipes created by Americans that I see when I’m scrolling through Pinterest have some sort of Thai peanut sauce made of sugary peanut butter, soy sauce, sesame oil and red pepper flakes (none of which are used in a Thai peanut sauce you would find in Thailand?!).
I often wonder, “Oh wow, do most Americans think that almost all Thai food has peanut sauce, and that it tastes like this??” Continue Reading
When my Thai Hubby would get off the little school van that took him and his friends to school, the first thing he would do is walk down the dusty street to the Thai Meatball (luk chin) vendor and order meatballs on a stick with a Thai spicy sweet tamarind sauce. Whoa! Best after school snack ever! I’m a little jealous! Continue Reading
When my Thai Hubby bit into the son-in-law egg I had made for dinner, immediately he said, “Whoa! I feel like I’m in Ratatouille when he eats the ratatouille and flashes back to his childhood!” Continue Reading
My Thai Boyfriend (who has now been my Thai Hubby for 9 years!!!) parked our scooter on the side of the red dirt road. We sat down on a worn, wooden table under a huge tree that slightly sheltered us from the 100 degree heat. Continue Reading
Even though I am a Thai Foodie, it doesn’t mean I’m religious about always having Thai food perfectly like it’s done in Thailand. For one thing, the essential Thai dipping sauce, nam plaa prik, aka, a version of Thai salt and pepper, is not at the center of my table as often as it would be if we lived in Thailand. Continue Reading
Steamed fish is sooooo easy. Why had I forgotten all about this amazing dish that only takes minutes to prepare and with a quick, tangy, spicy tamarind sauce that while eating it my Thai Hubby must have said at least three times, “This sauce is sooo good!”
“You are going to Europe for Christmas to see friends and bringing your 5 year old, 3 year old, and 1 year old? You all are adventurous, or crazy, or both!” my friend exclaimed when she heard about our trip.
I could feel my stress float away and relaxation take its place, like it always does whenever I’m about to open my new issue of Bon Appetit. But before I could open it, Thai Hubby saw the glistening pictures on the cover of what looked like a Thai version of a chicken soup, and freaked out.