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Thai Seafood Soup (Tom Yum Talay)

Thai Seafood Soup (Tom Yum Talay)


Thai soups are amazing, the perfect combination of sour, salty, sweet and spicy notes leaves you taste buds coming for more. This soup for example is a good representation of that definition, the sour and fresh notes from lemongrass and lime, the salty fish sauce and hot chillies are a perfect match to fresh seafood … Continue reading

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Pad Thai

Pad Thai


Pad Thai is a Thai dish made out of stir fried rice noodles flavoured with fish sauce, tamarind juice, chilli peppers garnished with bean sprouts, shrimps, chopped peanuts, eggs and lime juice. This dish is the national dish of Thailand and is listed at number 5 on CNN’s World’s 50 most delicious foods readers’ poll … Continue reading

Pininyahang Manok

Pininyahang Manok


Pininyahang Manok (Tagalog), Gang Ped Gai Sapparot (Thai), or Chicken with Pineapple is a dish made out of chicken that is marinated in pineapple juice then cooked together with pineapple and other vegetables such as capsicum, carrots and onions. In Philippines there are 3 main variations of this dish and they vary on the sauce … Continue reading

Tom Yum Gai

Tom Yum Gai


Tom Yum is my favourite Thai dish, and it will go easily on my top 5, when I eat this dish I have the same satisfaction that I get from sinigang (my favourite soup dish). I never grew up with this dish and it was just introduced to me for about 6 to 7 years … Continue reading

Sampalok Candy

Sampalok Candy


Tamarind is a widely used ingredient in South East Asian countries like the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.  It is used in almost anything from soups and sauces, the sweet, sour and fruity taste gives a unique flavour in dishes like Sinigang, Pad Thai, Assam Laksa and Massaman Curry to name some.   This ingredient can also … Continue reading

Poo Cha (Malaysian Style Stuffed Crabs)

Poo Cha (Malaysian Style Stuffed Crabs)


For Filipinos the name would be funny as it sounds like a swear word but for the Thai people this would mean a really nice stuffed crab dish. It would also look something familiar for the Filipinos as we have a nearly similar dish called Rellenong Alimasag the difference is the ingredients used because the … Continue reading

Thai Green Chicken Curry

Thai Green Chicken Curry


Thai Green Chicken Curry is a type of an Asian curry made out of chicken, vegetables, coconut milk and green curry paste. Its main characteristic is it’s colour which is uncommon for curries which we usually associate with red or orange colours, the green tint is coming from a blended herbs and spices which includes … Continue reading

Tom Yum Goong

Tom Yum Goong


One of our family favourite Thai dish, the Tom Yum. If you’re a Filipino and haven’t tried this one out I am sure you will love this one as it is nearly similar to sinigang but its spicier and its tastes cleaner and fresher due to lemon grass and galangal. The first time I saw … Continue reading

Nam Tok Moo

Nam Tok Moo


Nam Tok Moo is a Thai dish that can either refer to a soup or a meat dish. They are two totally different dishes so when you order it in a Thai restaurant you need to specify what you want. Though they are two totally different dish they share a common ingredient which I guess … Continue reading

Erawan Thai (Auckland, New Zealand)

Erawan Thai (Auckland, New Zealand)


Last Christmas this is where we held our company’s business support services Christmas party and one thing I must tell you, true to most Thai restaurants I tried in Auckland the food is amazing but will I go back here again?  Well let’s see. Erawan Thai is located in Herne Bay, Auckland City just meters … Continue reading

Wonton and Char Siu Pork Noodle Soup

Wonton and Char Siu Pork Noodle Soup


Wonton noodles or wantan mee is a popular Cantonese noodle dish which is a very simple noodle dish served in a hot broth garnished with wonton dumplings, meats and vegetables. This dish is not just popular in China but in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines and Hong Kong as well. The variation of each location is … Continue reading

Chicken, Banana, Egg and Honey Curry

Chicken, Banana, Egg and Honey Curry


Before I had featured a dish called Chicken, Lychees, Grapes and Pineapple Red Curry and it was something that we had tried in a restaurant called Tip Siam in Takapuna, we so liked their dishes and imitated several recipes at home as they were so delicious and highly recommended. For today we will be trying to make … Continue reading

Som Tam

Som Tam


Som tam is a Thai dish made out of young papaya, long beans, tomatoes, roasted nuts and dried shrimps in a sweet sour and salty dressing made out of chillies lime and fish sauce. Ingredients apart from the papaya are then pounded using mortar hence the name which means “sour pounded” in English. Ordering this … Continue reading