Larb tuna sashimi (tuna sashimi spicy salad)



• ~200 g fresh tuna sashimi grade, diced
• 1/2 a lime juice, to taste
• ~2 tbsp fish sauce, to taste
• chilli powder as desired
• 1 tbsp roasted ground rice
• 1/2 cup of chopped coriander , spring onion and red onion mix
• 1/4 cup of garden mint leaves, with a bit extra as a garnish.


1. Add juice of lime to the fish, mix well and leave for a few minutes.

2. Add fish sauce, chilli powder and roasted ground rice together and mix well.

3. Add chopped coriander, spring onion, red onion and mint leaves. Gently mix. Top with extra mint leaves before serving.




Poached barramundi fillet with chilli dipping


Quick and easy dinner “Poached barramundi fillet with chilli dipping”

• Barramundi fillet sliced 1″ thick
• 2 lemongrass sliced
• 5-6 leaves kafir lime leaves
• 1/4 tsp salt
• a few drops of sesame oil
• Fried garlic and celery to serve

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Sago with rockmelon and young coconut meat pudding



1/4 cup of sago (smaller size sago balls)
2 cups of water
1/4 cup of young coconut meat (canned is fine, and available at Asian grocery shops)
3/4 cup of sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2.5 cups of coconut milk (or milk )
1 cup of rockmelon

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Prawns Pad Thai ผัดไทยกุ้งสด


Talking about Thai food, most foreigners might think of Pad Thai, Pad Thai is famous all around the world and it is popular among Thais too. Pad Thai is also a perfect vegetarian dish, just omit meat and substitute soy sauce for fish sauce. Here is Charinya’s version of Pad Thai

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How to make ground roasted rice


Ground roasted rice, or Khao Khua (ข้าวคั่ว), is a significant ingredient in Northeastern Thailand (Isaan) cuisine such as Larb Kai/Moo ลาบไก่/หมู (Chicken/Pork minced salad) and Nam Tok น้ำตก (Northeastern spicy salad ). I usually use it to make “Nam Jimh” (Chilli dipping) alongside many of my dishes, such as BBQ pork skewers and Grilled chicken thai style. It also works with fusion cuisines, such as in a steak dipping sauce. This is creates a roasted, nutty flavour and adds texture to the dishes.

This is very easy to make. You will need
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BBQ Pork Skewers ( Moo Pingh)หมูปิ้ง


I introduced this famous Thai food in Street vendor food in my kitchen before. If you have been to Thailand I’m very sure you have seen the food vendors beside the street, with the owner grilling pork skewers on the hot charcoal stove with the smoke and smell drifting 100 meters away. This is one of my preferred street foods, and this is how I cook it in my kitchen.
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