If you have been to Thailand and walked along the street you know that you can diverse foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner, along with an array of snacks at any time of the day or night. These street food snacks are something I miss about Thailand. Even though I cook a lot each day, when I suddenly feel like a particular dish I miss just walking out the front of the home or office and buying it freshly made with the original taste. I admit that I was a frequent buyer of street food snacks, but among all the available choices there is one snack that I really like called “Kanom Kai nok kra ta”, a form of fried sweet potato balls. I have previously posted this recipe on my blog, but that was a while ago and my instructions have improved. Please enjoy my favorite snack, with a clearer video and an enhanced recipe.
I think many of you may search for recipes for finger food to share among friends and family. This may be for morning or afternoon tea, for a party in the backyard or Christmas pot luck party. Here is a food I like to bring and people seem to really enjoy. The dish is a little twist on a classic Thai dish, red curry. So please let me share with you my Thai red curry sausage rolls. Sausage rolls are a favourite party food, and adding red curry paste gives it a slight kick. I’m sure your guests and whoever you cook this for will really enjoy these special sausage rolls.
Passionfruit jelly, a super easy dessert and perfect for summer! For anyone who lives somewhere where it is not summer you can save it for when the time comes. This dish isn’t in any way a traditional Thai dish, but I wish I had tried it when I was growing up! Happy cooking and enjoy the video.
Thai dessert “Krong krang nam kati”, aka tapioca and rice flour dumpling (shaped like gnocchi) in sweet coconut milk. Last time I made this dessert with my mum in Thailand, and there were many Instagram friends requesting the video. Here it is, however this time I didn’t add any colours to it. (If you choose to use colours just add a few drops in hot water)
Banana trees are humble trees that play a role in many occasions in Thai life. For example, you may remember at my sister’s wedding there was a platter decorated with beautiful folded banana leaves included in the ceremony. Also, when people build a new house, a banana tree is placed to decorate the major pole. Do you know a Thai famous festival is “Loi Krathong”, a festival of lights to pay respect to the river on a full moon night in 12th month? Krathong are made from a piece of banana trunk decorated with flowers, banana leaves, candle and incense sticks.
Steamed sticky rice with banana in banana leaves (Khow tom mud) is a dessert that you can come across very easily in Thailand. The original recipe requires wrapping in banana leaves, but living here banana leaves are not always available and are expensive. As a substitute I use baking paper. The downside is that you lose the aromatic smell of banana leaves, but it is still good enough and I enjoy it immensely.