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Where can I get some good Thai recipes? [Mar. 1st, 2006|05:45 pm]

Can anyone tell me where I can find some really good thai recipes? Preferably moderately easy to make. I have no idea where to start. When I look them up online I find at least 8 different recipes that would obviously taste completely different. I even found a recipe for peanut sauce that didn't call for any peanut ingredients at all, which makes no sense. The recipes I would particularly like would be Tom Kah soup, peanut sauce, swimming rama (gai or tofu), phad thai, and all the famous curries. I love going to restaurants but that gets very expensive very quickly, plus I'd like to learn some yummy Thai cooking skills. Thanks in advance!
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(no subject) [Nov. 14th, 2005|04:26 am]

Hi everyone! (20 - f - Vancouver, Cananda.)

My friend and I are planning a trip to Thailand after classes get out in April. We'll be staying for a month. I'm so incredibly excited because I've wanted to go there since I was 14. I'm a little scared because I've never been anywhere outside of the Northwest. Anyway, my question:

I'm allergic to COCONUT! (what a horrible allergy to have in this situation, eh?) Does anyone know what I can do about that if I'm travelling in a place where such an ingredient is so prevailent in the local cuisine? Does anyone know how to say "I'm horribly allergic to coconut." in Thai? AND, does anyone know any Thai dishes that don't have coconut in them that I could rely on as a safety staple?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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(no subject) [Oct. 13th, 2005|01:00 am]

Of all the things I've never seen in my life until now, it is a thai food buffet. The place in San Jose right across Garden City is called Aroy Dee or something like that. For $7.95 you can get curry, noodles, tom yum soup, fried bananas, etc. Such an awesome deal!
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Iced Tea??? [Oct. 3rd, 2005|09:31 pm]

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I tried to make thai iced tea and it didn't work. On the upside, the tea I used -- inexpensive asam tea -- had the right taste and color. I poured boiling water into a cup containing a couple of spoons of tea, let it steep, stirred in some sugar, then strained it into a glass filled with ice. The problem is when I added the coconut milk. The fat in coconut milk solidified -- making a cloudy mess with coconut butter floating like little bits of soap in the tea. So did I do wrong?? I was using "regular" Goya brand coconut milk. Does thai iced tea use a different sort -- perhaps non-fat -- coconut milk??
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my potskickers.... stuck!! [Jul. 23rd, 2005|09:29 am]

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Does anyone know how to fry gyoza?? I haven't tried making them from scratch. I buy them frozen. Whenever I try frying them -- according to the directions on the package -- they stick to the pan. The directions say to fry them in oil for a few minutes until they begin to brown, then add a bit of water, and let them cook covered for a few minutes. It does not work. I end up having to scrape them out with a spatula, leaving me with a shredded greasy mess. Any ideas??

On a related note, they sell two different types of vegetable gyoza at Trader Joes. One kind is made in the U.S. There are bit less expensive, and the individual dumplings are smaller. The other kind is "handmade" in Thailand. They taste much better than the smaller, less expensive ones, and imho, contain a better combination of vegetables. However, they often have gaps along the edges, so their insides tend to fall out. Steaming them seems to work if spray them with oil first, and don't move them around.
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Thai iced tea ice cream (diet friendly to boot) [Jul. 22nd, 2005|01:18 pm]

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I came up with a recipe for Thai iced tea ice cream, if anyone's interested... I like it quite a lot. It's texturally more like sherbet, I think, but it's still quite tasty.

Diet-friendly Thai iced tea ice cream over here.

(cross-posted a couple places)
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Whipped topping [Jun. 28th, 2005|12:12 pm]

I just watched the thai episode of planet food, and they did a whipped topping in crispy crepes. The whipped topping was made with rice flour and sugar... I wander if anyone here have a recipe for this fluffly thing :)
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(no subject) [Jun. 26th, 2005|10:49 am]

Sawat dí !
I've just joined your delicious community.Son-in-law's eggs are so famous that you may well have the recipe already,but here it is,anyway.

Son-in-Law Eggs
The story behind the name of this Thai recipe is that a prospective son-in-law wanted to impress his future mother-in-law with his culinary prowess.He devised this recipe from the only dish he could make-boiled eggs.It's delicious and I'm sure he won her over,at least for a while.-David Scott-Far Eastern Vegetarian Cookery-Century Paperbacks

oil for deep frying
4 eggs,hardboiled,shelled and cut in half crosswise
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons(30 ml) soya sauce
2 tablespoons(30 ml) lemon juice or tamarind water
2 tablespoons diced onion,fried brown in a little oil
2 tablespoons finely chopped coriander leaves(cilantro)
1-2 red chillies,seeded and thinly sliced
Heat the oil in a wok or deep frying pan with a basket until it is just beginning to smoke,and then carefully lower the hard-boiled egg halves.Deep fry them for 3-4 minutes.Remove them and set aside to drain.Heat 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of oil in a saucepan and stir in the brown sugar,soya sauce and lemon juice.Stir and simmer over a very low heat for 5 minutes.Add the eggs and stir them very gently over the heat for 2-3 minutes.With a slotted spoon transfer the eggs to a serving plate.Garnish them with fried onion,coriander leaves and rings of chilli.
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It's not very difficult to learn Thai cooking.. [Jun. 6th, 2005|07:06 pm]
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</mymailstationery>Did you know that in regular grocery stores there are Thai sections?!  You can slowly learn the methods by packaged soups and proping them up with garlic, ginger, scallions, and what ever else you feel may go nicely with a particular selection!  There are even boxes of Pad Thai that you add prescribed ingrediants to!  I mean, it's not as heavenly as the resturant version, but  hey, if you're a beginner in the feild like I am, it's an excellant starting off point!

Try it out!

Happy Cooking!



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Thai Soup in a package! [May. 20th, 2005|04:20 pm]
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Hi :)

Today I found these quick and easy to do Thai soup packets that can be bought in a standared super market!  You just add 11/2 cups of water to a pot and pour in the rice noodles and flavor packet..3 minutes later vuala, lunch!  SoupCool eh?!



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