It only took me a few meals in Thailand to realize that anyone who’d ever served me Thai food in Atlanta had lied to me.
Before you can start pounding a curry paste, you have to prep your ingredients. As you’ll see in the video, Thai green curry paste has quite a few moving parts.
Cut straight from a whole pig marinated in mojo criollo, crispy, sticky skin still attached…
Pantries are meant to be cleaned out occasionally. Old, stale ingredients have to go, some items need to be used before they expire and some staple items just need to be replaced. I thought some of you might be interested in a few of the ingredients I keep in my pantry (this doesn’t include things […]
Recently I posted a photo on Twitter of a gadget that I figured a lot of people had never seen. Typical of me, I didn’t bother explaining what it was. Pretty soon, enough chatter had developed around the photo that I thought it would be a good idea to demonstrate it. A sequence of tweets […]
If you’re serious about ethnic cooking, there comes a point where a mortar & pestle will become a critical part of your kitchen arsenal. The more you cook certain styles of food (Thai, Peranakan/Nyonya, Mexican, etc.), the more you will find that modern shortcuts – coffee grinders for spices, food processors for grinding pastes – […]
Gai Yang (BBQ Chicken with sticky rice) You may well know that I’m a PITA about Thai food. I’ve pretty much given up on thinking that there is anything even passable as Thai in Atlanta. Years ago, a Thai friend pointed out that Thaicoon had a special Sunday “brunch” menu of actual Thai street food. […]
I’m not sure who had more fun at the first Si Fang Cai (Secret Supper) – me or the guests. The menu was based (mostly) on Asian hawker food – or “street” food. The weather cooperated, allowing for drinks and cooking outdoors, before moving inside for an intimate dinner peppered with great conversation. Hawker Menu […]
Asian Cultural Festival Korean Drummer Vegitarian Fruit Carving Thai Japanese Bau Ga-Prow (Bangkok Cabin) Dough Figures (Taiwan) Steamed Banana Leaves Shaolin sifu giving marching orders…
Regular readers will know that I’m not much for the Thai food that we have available in Atlanta. This is nothing new with me. I never looked forward to visiting Thailand, mostly because I really didn’t care for what I had experienced as “Thai food”. Little did I know how far off my assumptions were, […]