Braised beef and tendon

Cold season is here, so it’s time to head to the kitchen to make a hearty, warming meal. This time I would like to share with you a delicious Asian soup, Braised beef and beef tendon.

Braised beef and beef tendon is found in many Asian countries included Thailand. The original recipe is believed to have arrived with Chinese migrants, but over time the recipe has evolved to suite Thai preferences. 

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Crying Tiger

I bet many of you will arch your eyebrows when you see “crying tiger” on the menu at Thai restaurant. Do you know what crying tiger is? Why does the tiger cry?
Crying tiger (Sua Rong Hai: เสือร้องไห้) is an Isaan beer snack that is famous though out Thailand and now worldwide. The dish is sliced grilled beef served alongside dried chilli, tamarind dipping sauce (Nam jim jeaw) and sticky rice.

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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 “Grilled beef with cucumber salad”

Massaman beef curry

Massaman beef curry (แกงมัสมั่นเนื้อ), the famous Thai beef curry with potatoes. Many people think this dish would be really hard to make, but let me show you an easier version that is still more than satisfactory.

This how I like to cook it, and I might just say it is better than the dishes you get as take away from some restaurants.

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Thai fried beef crispy fried garlic (เนื้อทอดกระเทียม) 

I love Australian beef, however it took me a while to learn which meat cut goes best with which cooking method, as Thailand and Australia have different cuts. I remember when shopping with my husband he told me to look at the price, as the more you pay generally the better quality meat you will get. This meant that I usually I bought steak such as scotch fillet, eye fillet for grilling and gravy beef to make Thai mussaman curry.
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