Thai-style rice congee with garlic & ginger oil (ข้าวต้ม Khao tom)
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Thai-style rice congee with garlic & ginger oil (ข้าวต้ม Khao tom)

A soothing, simple bowl of well-flavoured rice and stock topped with fresh herbs and maybe some cooked shredded meat. This is a savoury yet light dish with lots of bright leafy herbs, but listen: sharing this dish at this time of year, for me, is about a change of palate and a hint of nostalgia. I … Continue reading

Rich, simple chicken stock for Thai food + How to use it (น้ำซุบไก่)
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Rich, simple chicken stock for Thai food + How to use it (น้ำซุบไก่)

Let me be clear about what this isn’t: crystal clear chicken stock. This isn’t classic French cooking, alright? That’s not how we do things around here. What this is: a very basic unsalted chicken stock which much more flavourful than any fresh stock you can buy. The catch, of course, is the time–at least 3 hours. … Continue reading

Pork wonton noodle soup (บะหมี่เกี๊ยวน้ำ)
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Pork wonton noodle soup (บะหมี่เกี๊ยวน้ำ)

Classic comfort food perfect for any weather: silky wontons containing pork flavoured with Thai aromatic paste, springy egg noodles, rich broth, and plenty of fried garlic oil. It warms and fills without being stodgy, which is particularly good for this breezily crisp yet sunny spring weather. (You understand, of course, that stodge isn’t inherently bad, but sometimes you … Continue reading

Spicy Thai-style fried noodles with pork and sweet basil
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Spicy Thai-style fried noodles with pork and sweet basil

More noodles–and the first stir-fried noodle dish on this blog! These are spicy noodles perfumed with basil, improvised by Leela at SheSimmers. Leela writes that she cooked up this dish on the fly, calling it kuay tiao phat niraman, or nameless (anonymous) fried noodles. It’s a little bit like phat kee mao and a bit like … Continue reading

Rice noodles with chicken curry sauce (khanom jeen nam ya gai ขนมจีนน้ำยาไก่)
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Rice noodles with chicken curry sauce (khanom jeen nam ya gai ขนมจีนน้ำยาไก่)

A version of khanom jeen nam ya: lightly creamy, gently hot and aromatic curry sauce with chicken served over rice noodles with plenty of vegetables on the side. If you’re not familiar with khanom jeen nam ya, I’m sorry. Let’s fix that soon. You’ll want to get to know this versatile dish, particularly if you’re into noodles, … Continue reading

Khao na kai for one (chicken in brown gravy on rice ข้าวหน้าไก่)
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Khao na kai for one (chicken in brown gravy on rice ข้าวหน้าไก่)

Another solid recipe from Leela’s Simple Thai Food: a very simple, comforting, and old-fashioned Chinese-Thai one dish meal. I didn’t grow up eating this, but instead I had a similar dish called rad na, smoky-sweet wide rice noodles topped with a smooth, deeply flavourful brown gravy. My Pearents made it with chicken, broccoli, and scrambled egg. … Continue reading

Simple Thai Food’s southern turmeric soup with guinea fowl ไก่ต๊อกต้มขมิ้น
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Simple Thai Food’s southern turmeric soup with guinea fowl ไก่ต๊อกต้มขมิ้น

An aromatic, comforting soup which is like gentle sunshine in a bowl. This is similar to well-loved tom yam, only you add salinity with sea salt and there’s a finger of earthy, complex turmeric for colour and fragrance. I’ve never had this dish, never even heard of it until I was looking through Leela’s wonderful book, Simple Thai … Continue reading