Fried rice with chilli shrimp paste ข้าวผัดน้ำพริกกะปิ

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Shrimp paste is a common ingredient in Southeast Asia. For Thai cuisine we use it as an ingredient in chilli paste, and to make a chilli sauce called “Namh Prik Ka-Pi”. Today I will present you with a different dish named “Kow Pad Namh Prik Ka-Pi ข้าวผัดน้ำพริกกะปิ” which is fried rice with chilli shrimp paste. I think it similar to the Malaysian nasi goreng.
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How to make ground roasted rice

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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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Pad Mee

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The popular Thai menu that is known around the world is called Pad Thai. Most of you will probably know it, by eating it or maybe even cooking it. Pad Mee is slightly different. The term “Pad” in Thai language means stir-fry. “Mee” is a a very thin, round noodle. Many people including me like to pair this dish with Som Tum (Papaya Salad). I thank you to my friend P’ Soraya who has shared this recipe to me. As she came from Southern Thailand this dish will be called “Pad Mee – southern style”.

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