Thai Hubby’s favorite mornings as a kiddo were when he’d wake up to the sound of his Yaa (grandma) bok bok-ing garlic and chiles to make Pad Krapaw Gai, Spicy Thai Basil Chicken.
The irresistible smell of garlic and Thai chilies was the one thing that would rouse him from his sweet dream of finally getting to level 12 on the game he’d played the night before at his town’s Internet cafe.
“A Thai-style roasted turkey? That sounds like a turkey I’d actually want to eat on Thanksgiving!” my friend replied after I told her I was going to make a Thai roasted turkey this year for Thanksgiving.
Nam prik ong is a life-changing, spicy Thai tomato and pork stir-fry. Its tantalizing smells of fried shallots, Thai dried chili and garlic, and its sounds of ground pork sizzling in the wok and popping cherry tomatoes, always brings me back like a time machine to Thai Hubby’s grandma’s house in Sukhothai, Thailand.
Thai fried rice is a dish that when I eat it, it’s like a warm, comforting friend, but while cooking it, it can be a mean foe.
In Thailand there is no such thing as Fall. The only seasons that exist are super hot and humid, then rainy + super hot and humid, and then for about two weeks in January a little less super hot and humid until it’s super hot and humid again. I really really missed Fall when I lived in Thailand. Continue Reading
Wow, one of my Thai Hubby’s and kids’ favorite meals at the moment is so fun, and so good, and you need to make it right now. 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 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
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!”
A few years ago I hosted our first Thanksgiving, and did it completely Thai-Style, with no American dishes except for the mashed potatoes my friend brought. It was awesome.
But I did miss having some of those traditional Thanksgiving dishes too that I only get once a year. So when I hosted my second Thanksgiving this year, we had a Thai-American mix! Continue Reading