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Pad Thai
Recipes / Thai

Pad Thai

And now for a classic…making Pad Thai is an event, and what I would call a high maintenance dish. I’ve made it in Thailand with my aunts, and in NZ with my mother.  They have different techniques, but they all manage to turn it into a sort of military drill.  Once you have your ingredients … Continue reading

Nam dok
Recipes / Thai

Nam dok

Nam dok is basically a dish for Thai booze hounds.  It’s made by long suffering wives who get fed up with their men bringing friends home in the evenings, and yet would rather their men were boozing at home than making mischief elsewhere.  In other words it’s made to keep them home and to keep them … Continue reading

Yum woonsen goong
Recipes / Thai

Yum woonsen goong

Thai glass noodle and prawn salad, another favourite dish of mine. Thai salads are known as yum.  Woonsen are the glass noodles. And goong are prawns. They are very easy to make. It’s more about getting the flavours right, which I’ll describe how to do here.  This yum woonsen uses prawns, but you can use minced chicken … Continue reading