Tom Yum Chicken

This post shows you how to create the classic Thai dish of tom yum. In this dish you will find herbs such as lemongrass and kaffir lime ganlagal. There are two varieties of Tom yum, the creamy and the clear, with the clear version featured below. Spicy and oozing heat, this soup is the perfect winter warmer for those who live in cooler climates.

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Thai Style Chicken Biryani Recipe (Khao Mok Kai)

As a Lion brand guest blogger @lionbrandrice I made Thai Style Chicken Biryani Recipe (Khao Mok Kai)for Lion brand Blog. Here is the recipe.

Charinya of @charinyas_kitchen puts together a stunning Thai version of chicken biryani


The dish is khao mok kai. “Khao” is rice, “mok” in this context is “bury” or “place underneath” and the last word is “Kai”, which means chicken.
In summary the name “Khao mok kai” is “chicken buried in rice” which explains the way of cooking this dish.- Charinya

Chicken rice ข้าวมันไก่

Chicken rice is a dish that can be found across Southeast Asia.
I remember eating this dish many times for lunch, dinner and even breakfast. The smell of chicken rice always takes me back to my childhood, and I never dreamt that one day I would be cooking it myself in far away Australia.
This is not the first time I have cooked chicken rice, but this version is so much easier and better suited for days when you have limited time in the kitchen. Usually when cooking chicken rice most recipes tend to use the whole chicken which takes longer and if you only have 2 people in the house you probably do not need that much.
With this recipe I only use part of the chicken, and you can use chicken thigh, breast, drumstick or Maryland.

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Grilled lemongrass chicken ไก่ย่างตะไคร้


It’s been a while since my last post on this blog. However I still do a lot of cooking and keep posting my food on another social network. Writing the blog in English involves a bit of time for me as many of you know I’m from non English speaking background, and I want to make sure it all make sense for you.

Also many times when I cook I don’t really measure it, that’s why it is hard to write down the recipe to show you.
A few days ago I went to my friends house and met some of her extended family and friends. They all know about my blog and kept asking when I am going to upload a new recipe. Knowing that they are interested in what I am doing gives me inspiration. So today let’s start with an easy recipe “Grilled chicken lemongrass”
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My curries

Talking about Thai food, I bet that many people will think about curry before other dishes. I’m not a big fan of curry, mostly I make it for others.

Here are the curries that I have made in my kitchen! I haven’t put up the recipe at this stage but I will do it for sure.

The first dish is “Mussaman Beef”. This famous Thai curry is rich and full of flavour. It is a Thai Muslim food that has become the most famous Thai food ahead of “Pad Thai”.
I like to cook this dish when I get western visitors, they really love it. The best result is to cook it a day ahead.


The second dish is “Chicken with pineapple yellow curry”. If you love pineapple I bet you will love this dish. In Thai cuisine there are many menus that use fruit in the savoury dishes. The taste of sweet and sour from pineapple makes the dish very interesting.

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Thai Southern style fried chicken ไก่ทอดหาดใหญ่



This very well known dish is called “Kai Tod Hard Yai” ไก่ทอดหาดใหญ่ by Thai people. The chicken is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, and you can taste the marinaded herbs deep inside next to the bone. Very succulent! This dish is often served topped with fried onions. The recipe is shared by my friend “Penny”, who is a real Southern Thai girl. I thanks her for the beautiful and yummy recipe.
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Poached free range chicken in fish sauce ไก่บ้านต้มน้ำปลา


This dish is a Thai version of soya chicken that is commonly found in Chinese cuisine. In Thai cuisine we use a lot of fish sauce in nearly every dish, and poached free range chicken in fish sauce (Kai Tom Num Pla)ไก่บ้านต้มน้ำปลา is a very popular dish. The dish is not difficult to make, it just needs a bit of time. This was my first time creating it but the result was very good.

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