Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Thai Herbs - Chilli or Prik

Chilli, bird (phrik khi nu) The smallest of the chillies, of which the kind called phrik khi nu suan (Suan means Garden in Thai) is the hottest. Take care when chopping them, and do not rub your eyes. Chilies stimulate blood circulation and are reputed to help prevent heart disease and cancer. Chilli (phrik chi fa)Phrik chi fa are finger size, growing 9-12 centimatres in length, and either yellow , red or green. Not as hot as the bird chili. There is no discernable difference between the colours.

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Saturday, March 18, 2006

Thai Recipe - Pad Krapow Kai

Pad Krapow Kai - Chicken with Thai Holy Basi

We love everything from Lobo brand, the products are so tasty and capture authentic Thai flavors perfectly with easy-to-prepare methods. This Holy Basil Seasoning Paste is no exception. Simply get out your wok, add this packet together with 3 tablespoons vegetable oil and fry until an incredibly fragrant aroma fills your kitchen, then add your favorite meat (Chicken, Beef, Pork or even Shrimp) and/or vegetables, cook and serve with fresh jasmine rice. Terrific! The flavor is the perfect combination of basil and a spicy hint of heat from the chile. A convenient envelope packet, enough to make one large serving. Top the dish the dish off with Fried Egg!

Ingredients: Chilli, soy sauce, holy basil leaves, onion, soybean oil, garlic, sugar, salt (no msg, artificial color or preservatives).

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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Thai Condiments - Fish Sauce


Fish Sauce is the most basic and popular ingredient in Thai cuisine. Use in place of salt or soy sauce. Fish Sauce has a distinct pungent aroma. The fragrant aroma will mellow with cooking or when added to food giving your dish a delicious flavor. Fish Sauce can be made from a various products such as fish, oyster, squid etc. Most common Fish Sauce contain Anchovy extract, salt, unrefined cane sugar. (some product may contain peanuts.)

Often in Thailand, Fish Sauce are place in small sauce dish, along with finely chopped Green or Red Chillies (Prik Kee Nu) and a few drop of lime juices along with a thinly slice line wedge.
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Thai Spices - Red Curry Paste


Used to make various curry soups and stir fry dishes. Mae Ploy Brand is recognized in Thailand as a high quality export product with rich taste and authentic flavor. Packed in convenient plastic tub with tighly sealed lid. Curries are used extensively in Thai recipes and are pre-made mixtures of chilies, herbs and spices ground into a paste. Can be used with chicken, beef & seafood as a stir fry spice or combined with coconut milk.

Dried red chili, garlic, lemon grass, salt, shallot, galangal, shrimp paste, kaffir lime peel, pepper.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Thai Chilli Paste - Nam Prik Pao

Nam Prik Pao - Thai Chilli Paste

Here is a make at home version if you don't have access to Thai products or you just prefer to make your own.


4 tablespoon oil
3 tablespoon chopped garlic
3 tablespoon chopped shallots
3 tablespoon coarsely chopped dried red chiles
1 tablespoon fermented shrimp paste
1 tablespoon fish sauce
2 teaspoons of sugar

Heat the oil: add the garlic and shallots and fry briefly, remove from the oil and set aside. Add the chilies and fry until they start to change color, then remove them and set them aside.

In a mortar and pestle pound the shrimp paste, add the chiles, garlic and shallots, blending each in before adding the next. Then over low heat return all the ingredients to the oil, and fold into a uniform paste.

The resulting thick, slightly oily red/black sauce will keep almost
indefinitely. If you wish you can add more fish sauce and/or sugar to get the flavor you want.

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Sunday, March 12, 2006

Thai Kitchen Cookware - Rice Tureen

Anyone who has been to a Thai restaurant recognizes the importance of the rice server in the presentation of the meal. This beautiful and elegant serving dish can also be used to hold soups and broth. Made of aluminum with intricate, raised ornamental design and two handles. The lid of the server fits snugly to keep steamed rice and soups warm. Rice Tureen is often used during formal dinner parties in most Thai home. It is a way of showing respect to dinner guests and a sign of the home owner success in Thai society.

Economical and convenient. This is a unique gift for all food lovers and anyone who is serious about cooking and serving authentic Thai food!

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