Fermented Fish Dip: Pla Rah Sub

How can I call myself an Isaan kid if I do not blog about one of the most significant ingredients in Isaan cooking? Some of you might already know what I’m talking about. If not, I will give you more hints. This ingredient is made from fish and is famous for its smell.
I am talking about fermented fish, known as pla rah in Thai and pa daek in Lao.

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Kaeng Som

Thai Sour soup with vegetables and fried fish (Kaeng Som). The taste of the dish is led by the sour taste from the tamarind followed by saltiness and just a little bit of sweetness.

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Salmon red curry with water spinach

Today I will introduce you to my marvelous salmon red curry with water spinach.This is a dish that I really enjoy making, and oh my goodness it tastes delicious.

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Kai Yang (Grilled Chicken)


Kai yang (grilled chicken) is a food that is commonly found everywhere in Thailand. The chicken is delicious served with sticky rice or papaya salad (som tum).
There is considerable variety among versions of the dish and associated recipies. Here is one of them, and I might just say this is a very easy recipe and highly satisfying.

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Kanom Jeen Namya (ขนมจีนน้ำยา)

kanom jeen namya fish curry with vermicelli
One of my family favourites is “kanom jeen namya” which is rice vermicelli noodles with fish curry. There are different varieties of Kanom jeen namya, but today I’m going to show you North-eastern style. Continue reading

Grilled beef with cucumber salad

What makes a home cook like me happier is when I get to cook with the produce from my garden. Every Australian summer I try to grow a few vegetables in my backyard.This year my cucumber produce was extraordinary, so let’s see a dish that I made.Here is my grilled beef and cucumber salad which is very easy to make and so delicious. Continue reading