Tagged with Thai food

Thai Panang Curry Pork Belly Sous-Vide

Thai Panang Curry Pork Belly Sous-Vide

Panang is a Thai curry made with meat and red curry paste enriched with peanuts, cumin, and coriander. It does not contain vegetables, except that it is garnished with chiffonaded kaffir lime leaves and thinly sliced red chilli peppers. I’ve posted about Chicken Panang before, based on a recipe by the High Heel Gourmet. This time … Continue reading

Thai Coconut Rice Custard (Kanom Tuay)

Thai Coconut Rice Custard (Kanom Tuay)

As dessert in our High Heel Gourmet-inspired menu, we prepared Thai coconut rice custard. This turned out very nice, with a nice contrast between the sweet palm sugar-flavored bottom and the salty creamy coconut top. This is an original dessert that is delicious and easy to make, although finding the ingredients may be a challenge. It … Continue reading

Thai Fish Mousse (Hor Mok Pla)

Thai Fish Mousse (Hor Mok Pla)

The second course of our High Heel Gourmet-inspired Thai feast was Thai fish mousse (Hor Mok Pla). The flavors are quite similar to Thai fish cakes (Tod Mun Pla), as it is fish with Thai red curry paste. But the texture is quite different, as it is steamed rather than deep fried, and rather than … Continue reading

Thai Shrimp Cake (Tod Mun Goong)

Thai Shrimp Cake (Tod Mun Goong)

Miranti’s blog The High Heel Gourmet is an excellent source for learning how to prepare authentic Thai food. Every recipe I’ve tried from her has been a success, and without ever having set foot in Thailand I somehow feel comfortable about the authenticity of the Thai dishes that I prepare guided by Miranti. There is … Continue reading

Thai Style Sole Sous-Vide

Thai Style Sole Sous-Vide

Fish is easily overcooked, and so the precise temperature control of sous-vide cooking is great to always obtain tender juicy fish that is perfectly cooked. Moreover, vacuum sealing the fish with a marinade allows the marinate to penetrate optimally while the fish cooks. Fish only takes a short time to cook sous-vide, as it only … Continue reading

Thai Fish Cakes (Tod Mun Pla)

Thai Fish Cakes (Tod Mun Pla)

Thanks to Miranti’s blog The High Heel Gourmet, I’ve been getting into homemade Thai from scratch. It is very different to my usual Italian stuff, but just as delicious in a completely different way. With the batch of thai red curry paste I made, I tried to make thai fish cakes using Miranti’s recipe. Her … Continue reading

Thai Kaeng Panang Red Curry with Chicken

Thai Kaeng Panang Red Curry with Chicken

Once you have basic Thai red curry pasten (Kaeng Kua), you can easily turn it into an ‘advanced’ curry paste such as Kaeng Panang, which is enriched with peanuts and spices. Kaeng Panang is eaten with meat and poultry, and is supposed to be a thick curry rather than a soup-like curry. Check out The … Continue reading

Thai Red Curry Paste (Kaeng Kua)

Thai Red Curry Paste (Kaeng Kua)

Kaeng Kua is ‘basic’ Thai red curry paste that I will use in the next few days to make a thai red curry with chicken and thai fish cakes. Like so many other foodstuffs, thai red curry paste is better homemade from scratch than store-bought. It is to easy to prepare, the hard part may … Continue reading

My First Pad Thai

My First Pad Thai

Thanks to Miranti’s great blog The High Heel Gourmet, I’ve been trying out authentic Thai recipes for the first time. Miranti is very clear about what is authentic Thai and what is not, and I really like her style. The funny thing about me cooking Pad Thai is that I have never eaten it before … Continue reading

Thai Green Curry with Shrimp

Thai Green Curry with Shrimp

Sometimes I can be a bit of a purist (OK you may laugh). Everyone can do as he pleases in the kitchen and everybody can eat what he likes, but please let’s not confuse each other by calling things what they are not. If you want to eat spaghetti with bacon and cream, fine, but … Continue reading