Nam phrik ta deang (chilli relish)

Nam phrik (Thai: นํ้าพริก, pronounced [nám pʰrík]) is a spicy chili sauce/relish in Thai cuisine. For some households Nam phrik must be in almost every meal. Most of the time, nam phrik is eaten with a boiled vegetables selection, fried fish, plus a plate of rice. A Nam phrik dish is a low fat option and with the vegetables on the side this dish can be considered a healthy dish.


There is a Thai song in which a male singer asks a female singer “what did you eat that makes you this beautiful?” The female singer then replied “I ate nam phrik, which is why I am beautiful. My family is not wealthy and we eat Nam phrik every day.”
This shows that Nam phrik is easy to make and doesn’t cost much at all. Today I am going to share with you a nam phrik name “Nam phrik ta deang”, meaning “red eyes chilli relish”
Let’s get started.

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Stir fried octopus with chilli basil

The weather is getting warmer here so I love to cook outside my home more. I made my (not so) secret stir fry sauce which is very convenient to use outside and saves me carrying 4-5 bottles of sauce outside and back. I will share the recipe below. Happy spring Australia.

Please enjoy the cooking video.

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Homemade satay prawns

Homemade satay prawns served with peanuts dipping sauce and Ar-jard (cucumber, onion and red chilli in vinegar)

Peanuts sauce Ingredients 
3 tbsp mussaman curry paste
1/2 cup coconut cream
1/4 cup coconut milk
1 tbsp peanuts butter
1 tbsp Fish sauce, to taste
1/2 tbsp tamarind paste
1/4 crushed peanuts
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Minced Prawns and Pork in Coconut Milk

When I think about recipes to share with you guys for the Lion brand blog post I always want to keep them as simple and as authentic as possible. My idea is that this gives you the best chance (and incentive!) to follow the recipe and make it yourself at home.

For a while now I have been sharing popular classic recipes like Pad Thai, Tom yum and Crying tiger which I believe many of you would have heard of and be familiar with. This time let’s talk about something different but still simple. I would like to show you how to make “Lone” (หลน).

Lone is a dish from the centre of Thailand, The dish is usually categorised as a dip, but is often served as a main dish alongside fresh vegetables such as long bean (snake beans), cucumber, lettuce, cabbage, eggplant, young ginger etc.

The taste is led by sour follow by saltiness and sweetness. The coconut milk in the dish is what makes it distinctively creamy.

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Tom Yum Goong

Here is another frequently requested recipe from my followers on Instagram. “Tom yum” is a hot and sour Thai soup that is renowned around the world.
Tom yum is known for its distinctive hot and sour flavours, with fragrant spices and herbs used abundantly in the broth. The basic broth is made of stock and fresh ingredients such as lemongrass; kaffir lime leaves, galangal, lime juice, fish sauce and crushed chili.

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