If you have just one meal in Thailand, curry and rice or Khao Gaeng should be the one to try. If you are into the real, traditional ways of Thai eating, that is. The meal is colourful with myriads of choices - all to be eaten with steamed rice. Enjoy!
Category - COOKING
I'd say curiosity moves the world. It makes everything more interesting, fun, and worth exploring. I grew up eating all kinds of noodle, Hakka noodle or ก๋วยเตี๋ยวแคะ included. But then, what exactly is Hakka Noodle? The triangle tofu? The broth? Or the person who prepares it?
This sweet, cold noodle is a secret recipe of a family of Talad Noi - a residential cluster south of Yaowarat. And it happens to be vegan, hence a specialty exclusively available during the Chinese Vegan Festival. But now, the descendants are bringing back this comforting and cooling bowl to the visitors of the area. Yumm.
What's better than stumbling onto something as great as a real artisanal goodie. Case in point is this delicious deep-fried dough locally known as 'Pa-Tong-Go.' While many places depend on the quick recipe using baking powder, this one still relies fresh yeast made and taken care of overnight. The kneading and deep-frying techniques - passed along from father to son - also add to the extra crunchiness. Yummmmm!!!
Wise people, and I mean wise foodie people, once told me that to get to really know the place well, you might want to start at the fresh market. The stomach of the place, the galley, the soul, and the direct path into the heart of locals. So here we are tackling Phuket fresh market for their special UNESCO-listed delicious repertoire.
This is a story about an ancient Thai tea-time snack. An original recipe since the time of King Rama II that had first been published in the cookbooks written by Lady Plien Pasakornwong in the time of King Rama V. Now revived thanks to the renaissance of Thai cuisine of the current time, this dumpling is as cute as they are super delicious.
Tun Tim Krob - translated as 'crispy rubies - is a type of Thai shaved ice dessert. Late last year, this icy bowl made it to CNN Travel's 50 Best Desserts around the world list. And that shifted things in terms of our attention to this refreshing and beautiful Thai food.
Meet one of the most deceptively simple desserts in the Thai traditional repertoire - Kanom Tom, or a type of Thai sweet dumpling. Like a hidden gem, a good, really delicious Kanom Tom has become harder to find even in the Kingdom.
Our second contribution to ThaiPBSWorld.com is about the origins of Pad Thai - an iconic Thai dish that, somehow, does not comprise rice which is definitely our staple. Pad Thai was, in fact, a recipe for survival invented when the time was tough after WWII.