I’m back in Thailand for my holiday. Among the places I have visited this trip is Ayutthaya. Ayutthaya is the ancient capital city of Siam, a pre-Thai Kingdom, before the role was taken by Thonburi and now Bangkok. It is only an hour’s drive from Bangkok. The city is famous for its historical ruins, temple complex and giant freshwater prawns (river prawns)
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My favourite thing about Australian summers, apart from the warmer weather, is that it is also mango season. Among the famous Thai desserts that include mango is Kow neiw ma moong (mango sticky rice). Continue reading “Mango Sticky Rice” →
As a Lion brand guest blogger @lionbrandrice I visited Zaab street food @zaabstreetfood , with chef Sankeo showing us how to make an authentic version
Review: Eating out at Zaab Street Food
Zaab translates to both Thai and Lao. In Lao it means “delicious” … In Thai, Zaab means “intensely flavoured or extra spicy” – Charinya
My first experience in a Thai restaurant in Australia was a week after I arrived. We (my husband, his family and I) were spending my first summer holiday on the NSW south coast. After discussing choices for dinner everyone agreed that I might be missing Thai food so they should take me out to a Thai restaurant!
Oh yes! I was overjoyed and started thinking of delicious Thai foods like som tum, beef jerky, sticky rice etc.
Sweet and sour sauce creates a rare Thai dish that features no chilli and results in a plain taste. This makes it perfect for anyone seeking a break from fiery flavours. This dish highlights squid stuffed with pork mince and sweet & sour sauce, which may take a bit of work but I can confirm it is worth making.
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I had an interview with Lion brand, whose products include Thai jasmine rice and Asian food supplies. Here is the interview
“Guest Blogger: An Interview with Charinya Ruecha of @charinyas_kitchen
Want to learn Thai cooking? Charinya has been creating fantastic cooking videos on her IG feed. We are lucky to have her guest blog for us this month!
“Put love and happiness in your dishes. Every dish I make, I make it with love” – Charinya
Lion Brand Rice: Tell us a little about yourself and your background
Charinya Ruecha: I was born and raised in the Northeast of Thailand, the region known as Issan.
I am a farmer’s daughter, the second child of four siblings. Our parents had to work hard in the field so we had to learn how to look after ourselves and to help in the house since we were young. I love to help in the kitchen, and maybe this was the start of my cooking journey.
Later in life I left home to study and work in Bangkok, the classic story of a country girl who moves to a busy city. When I was in Bangkok it was cheaper and more convenient to buy food so I did not cook much until I moved to Australia.
LBR: How did you end up in Canberra?
CR: If I said I followed my heart it might sound a bit dramatic but that is the truth. I met my husband and moved to Australia with him. Moving was a big life change for me as I always considered myself a shy and not very brave person. I had never travelled overseas before I met him and didn’t know much about Australia, but it was the best decision I ever made. I have been living in Canberra for nearly 12 years and it is my second home now.
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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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