I love cooking the produce harvested from my own garden; it just creates a double happiness.As soon as I saw lettuce, coriander and mints in my garden, one dish that suddenly came up in my… More
Mee Krob is a Thai dish influenced by Chinese cuisine. The name means “crispy noodles”. It is made with rice noodles and topped with a sweet and sour sauce characterised by an acidic flavour such as tamarind sauce or lime juice. The dish originally featured ‘somsar’, a type of citrus fruit which is really hard to find now. Mee krop can be served as an entrée, snack or appetiser.
According to Wikipedia, King Rama V visited the people in the Talad Phlu area by boat. On smelling the noodles that a Chinese immigrant was stir-frying at that time he stopped the boat, ate it, and very much liked it. This led to the dish receiving another name: Mi krop ror ha.(Rorha is Rama 5)
They are a few different recipes, with the most sophisticated one being ‘Mee krob chow wang’ meaning the palace recipe. That recipe involves many ingredients however, so it is not one you find on street.
Living outside Thailand I certainly won’t share the more difficult recipe! I’m doing the simple one as I want everyone to be able to make this dish at home.Continue reading “Crisp Fried Noodle : Mee Krop”
BBQ Red Chicken, another Thai street food that brings back good memories. This bbq chicken is sometimes called temple-fair grilled chicken, as it is a staple dish at Buddhist temple fairs. The taste is usually sweet but you can adjust the sugar level if you want.Continue reading “BBQ Red Chicken”
I am unsure how many times I have shared Thai street food recipes with you, but I am sure I haven’t yet shared this popular savoury appetizer named ‘Sakoo Sai Moo’.
Sakoo Sai Moo is a steamed tapioca ball filled with seasoned minced pork, sweet pickled radish and peanuts. It is served with green lettuce, coriander, fresh chilli and topped with fried garlic. The dish is a popular snack in Thailand and found at street stalls and in markets.
Traditionally this dish is made with sago starch (hence the name sakoo, which is Thai for sago), but these days tapioca is more commonly used as a substitute.
The dish is a perfect food for a family gathering. Everyone can help prepare it or it can make ahead of time, which makes this dish ideal for serving at a party.Continue reading “Tapioca Dumplings : Sakoo Sai Moo”
In this post I want to share with you my recipe of khow nua ob, aka Asian style braised beef with rice. You may not see this dish often in Thai restaurants and that is among the reasons I want to share it with you.
Asian style braised beef is cooked using a similar method to the European style, but with added Asian herbs and spices like cinnamon and star anise, and the most commonly used
Thai pastes featuring garlic, pepper and coriander roots.
For the beef cut you can use varieties such as chuck, gravy, casserole, ribs etc. The cooking method can also be adjusted and includes slow cook, braising on a stove, pressure cooking or using a cast iron pot.Continue reading “Asian Style Braised Beef with Rice | Khow Nua Ob”
If you have been to Thailand and walked along the street you know that you can diverse foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner, along with an array of snacks at any time of the day or night.
These street food snacks are something I miss about Thailand. Even though I cook a lot each day, when I suddenly feel like a particular dish I miss just walking out the front of the home or office and buying it freshly made with the original taste.
I admit that I was a frequent buyer of street food snacks, but among all the available choices there is one snack that I really like called “Kanom Kai nok kra ta”, a form of fried sweet potato balls. I have previously posted this recipe on my blog, but that was a while ago and my instructions have improved. Please enjoy my favorite snack, with a clearer video and an enhanced recipe.
Among the good things about living in Thailand is finding food on almost any street corner at any time of the day or night. The food is not only delicious, it is also plentiful and cheap.
I think we are spoilt in having such easy access to Thai food in Thailand, but living abroad does not stop me from having delicious street food. Here is one of my favorite street food dishes that I want to share with you this time.
The dish is grilled pork skewers with sticky rice (ข้าวเหนียวหมูปิ้ง), and it is one of my all time favourites.
I make this dish quite often at home, but I have to be hornest – I still can’t get it to taste as good as the grilled pork sold in Thailand!