We can really measure the trends of the foods throughout the different phrases of our time. Here comes the period of Pla Lin Ma (Soleidae), a once for-nothing fish caught up along the shores, that is now gaining recognition among eaters, me included, who love their delicate cottony flesh and crispy to crunch bones. Yumm!
Category - Gaeng + Tom (Thai Curries & Soups)
Thai-style omelette, as comforting as it is, is multipurpose in a Thai meal. From a delicious main to easy side, an omelette also appears in a soup as per my mother's own in-a-pinch repertoire.
Southern pineapple made an impromptu extra in the usually stinky-bean-only dish of 'Sator Pad Goong.' And it seems that the fruit season brings out the best of this acidic yet sweet taste of the crunchy type.
Khanom Chin or fermented rice noodle is a staple throughout Thailand. But in the south, they do it with a spectacular fanfare, with a table brimmed with assorted vegetables as side trimmings. A delicious rite of passage if you are in the area.
A bowl of red curry with pumpkin is my childhood memory. This is an old-school variation of Thai curries that has become harder and harder to find. So, why not making it for ourselves, especially when cooking is called for in the time of self-sustaining lockdown. So comforting and delicious!
Rice and curry is a typical and traditional Thai meal. A plate of steamed rice and two or three choices of savouries make a hearty, healthy, and delicious meal. And this is another story of Thai eating culture. Enjoy!