It is always a blessing for us to be able to roam our own country for something extraordinary. This time, we went down to the lush, green province of Phang-Nga on the Andaman Coast, to find out more about their unique sweet bites, inspired, of course, by the spectacular limestone peaks that surround the town. :D
Category - Food Stories
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.
Another instalment of our contribution to ThaiPBSWorld - the English-language news site by the Thai Public Broadcasting (ThaiPBS). This time, we devour a typical Thai southern style salad that is regionally ubiquitous in the region. This one particular dish has at least four different names that we know of. Cheers!
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.
This is my debut column on ข่าวต่างประเทศ ไทยพีบีเอส (www.thaipbsworld.com). My weekly contributions will cover Thai food and places and perhaps a bit of intrinsic culture of our country - a lifestyle column on the channel that is known more for their insightful political and social coverage. And I feel honoured. :D
The recent talk about African American and Thai foodways organised by the US Embassy in Bangkok, Museum Siam and Queen Sirikit Museum of Textile revealed the fact that despite the distance, the traditional foods of the two countries can be quite similar.
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US Dry Bean Council teams up with the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) hosted a cooking workshop in Phnom Penh to introduce more dry beans into Asian recipes.