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Cooking the best Thai Green Curry

The features of the best Thai Green Curry are prime chunks of tender chicken simmered in a homemade green curry sauce along with fresh, healthy vegetables. This recipe is made different by making the Green Curry paste yourself. The result is a gourmet-style aromatic Thai green curry and beautiful to serve. The key to a good green curry is in not only using the right ingredients, but knowing when to add them. Only use small pieces or cuts of chicken, this allows for faster cooking and the freshest possible taste. Preparation time is 25 minutes and cooking is about 20. SERVES 2-3 Ingredients:

1 to 1.5 lbs. boneless chicken thigh or breast, cut into chunks
8 kaffir lime leaves (can be purchased at most Asian food stores)
A handful of fresh basil
1 can coconut milk
1 red bell pepper, de-seeded and cut into chunks
1 cucumber, sliced lengthwise, then cut into chunks
2 Tbsp. Sunflower oil
GREEN CURRY PASTE:

4 small green Thai chillies
1/4 cup shallot, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 stalk lemongrass, sliced thinly
1+1/2 tsp. ground coriander
1/2 cup fresh coriander leaves and stems, chopped
1 thumb-size piece galangal (Thai ginger), grated
1 tsp. ground white pepper (can be purchased at some supermarkets, OR at Asian food stores)
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
2 Tbsp. fish sauce, plus more to taste
1 tsp. shrimp paste (or one extra Tbsp of fish sauce if unavailable)
1 tsp. sugar
Preparation:

Prepare the chicken and chop the bell pepper and cucumber.
Prepare the lime leaves by tearing the leaf away from either side of the stem. Discard the central stem. Then, using scissors, cut the lime leaves into thin strips. Reserve.
Take the “Green Curry paste” ingredients and in a mortar and pestle, or food processor, make a paste. If necessary, add a few Tbsp. of the coconut milk to help blend ingredients. Set aside.
Heat up a wok or large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the oil and swirl around, then add the curry paste.
Stir-fry briefly to release the fragrance (30 seconds to 1 minute), then add 3/4 of the coconut milk). Stir well to mix in.
Add the chicken, stirring to incorporate. When the curry sauce comes to a boil, reduce heat to medium or medium-low, until you get a nice simmer.
Cover and allow to simmer 3-5 more minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Stir occasionally.
Add the red bell pepper and cucumber, plus the strips of lime leaf, stirring well to incorporate. Simmer another 2-3 minutes, or until vegetables are softened but still firm and colourful.
Do a taste-test for salt, adding 1-2 Tbsp. fish sauce if not salty enough. If you’d prefer a sweeter curry, add a little more sugar. If too salty, add a squeeze of lime or lemon juice. If too spicy, add more coconut milk. Note that this curry should be a balance of salty, spicy, sweet and sour, plus bitter (the bitter is found in the fresh basil garnish).
Serve this curry in bowls with rice served separately, allowing guests to add their own. Top each portion with fresh basil, then drizzle over 2-3 Tbsp. coconut milk.
The above recipe is popularly used at most restaurants in Thailand. Asia Privilege Club is a free VIP membership Club which offers our members benefits and cash savings at many of these Thai Restaurants which serve the traditional and the best Thai Green Curry.

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Thai Recipes

Eating at Thai restaurants will be hard for vegetarian people because most of the Thai recipes are prepared with fish or oyster sauce. So if you are ready to make yourself Thai recipes in your home will be better option. The famous vegetarian Thai recipe which is easy to make with in 15 minutes is Thai spring rolls. To make this recipe, you require spring roll wrappers, and you can get this from grocery store. You have to combine bean sprouts, onions, cabbage carrots and thin noodles which are from rice grain. You can also include some eggs and tofu. To add flavor you can add soy sauce, lime juice and mint. Take one spoon of this combination in every spring roll and take with soy sauce. Next option when searching for vegetarian Thai recipes is tofu satay and cucumber salad. When buying peanut sauce, you have to check that the materials which are included are vegetarian items. Take slice of cucumber and add some sugar, vinegar and salt and place in the fridge for half an hour and use it.

Thai food provides various kinds of tasty recipes flavored with lemon grass and spices. Thai recipes focus to get a balance between basic flavors which are normal to the cuisine. Rice is the important part in Thai food. Thai people use jasmine rice with some recipes and sometime plainly served based on the preference of the eater. The famous Thai recipes are pad Thai which is made from rice noodles with peanuts, sugar and lime. It is also combined with chicken or seafood. Noodles which are stir fried with chicken and will be serviced with fish .Green curry will be flavored with coconut, Thai basil and green chilies. It is a mixture of vegetables and fish. Red curry will be prepared with red chilies and yellow curry is made from turmeric and has mustard seeds brown sugar, lime juice, cumin, fish sauce and milk from coconut is also used. Gai pad khing is prepared by chicken, ginger and vegetables. Satay is one kind of Thai recipe which is originated from Indonesia. It is one type of grilled meat. There are plenty of restaurants are seen in Thailand serve Thai recipes. The dishes in Thailand are spicy the reason is they like to take lot of chili. Many plants like lemon, ginger are grown in the country; people use this in preparing recipes.
There are two reasons why Thai people use these herbs first, Thai people love spicy dishes and they contain medicinal uses. A big difference which you can see in Thailand is that Thai people do not use knife but they use spoon. Meat piece or fish are cut in tiny quantity and people eat with spoon. Thai recipes are shared with other people and they dislike eating alone. Chilly and ginger are used in all kinds of Thai recipes. The different kinds of chilly used by the Thai people are red, green Penang and yellow. Thai recipes are hot and spicy and to become master in Thai recipes, you should know how to have balance between different kinds of spices. All kinds of Thai recipes are very easy and simple to make, just you require fresh vegetables and spices. There are different kinds of vegetables are used to make Thai recipe. If you are planning to remain healthy and cooking Thai recipes at house is a target, you have to use whole grain rice. Without beef there is no any Thai recipe. Chicken and fish are main choices and most of the Thai recipes are prepared with these ingredients. Different kinds of herbs and spices are used in making Thai recipes by Thai people.

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Masterchef Recipes-Thai FishCakes

Many people are interested in cooking recipes that are served in 5 star restaurant. For this there is a solution for those peoples to amaze their family and friend by becoming a chef of their own kitchen. It is true that we all can cook food and we can cook well but we have no idea about cooking like Masterchef to please our family and friends. However we really want to cook like them. Cooking is actually like a talent and an art. However there are certain secrets that masterchef used to cook that will help us to cook food like them.

Many people see many cookery shows like “Masterchef Australia” who loves cooking. They don’t dare to miss a single episode of these shows. They want to watch these cooking professionals closely as they roil out their named recipes. And then download these masterchef recipes from internet and then try it their own kitchen. However some of them are not success to cook food like them. The reason is that every cook understands the taste and fragrance of food differently. Therefore in five star restaurant chefs always use ingredients and other seasoner. Also every cook have their own way of cooking. Therefore the dishes cooked at home is different in taste then those cooked in restaurant.

Tries the matserchef recipe given below and become a masterchef of your home.
Thai FishCakes :- It is the most flavored food of Thailand. These cakes are mainly eaten with or without rice and accompany with Thai sweet chilli sauce, chopped cocumber, fresh coriander and a squeeze of lime juice. It required only one hour for cooking. The ingredients needed to cook Thai fishcakes is 454 gm white-fleshed fish fillets, 6 kaffir lime leaves, snipped into thin strips, 3 Tbsp. coconut milk, 2 Tbsp. fish sauce1, /2 tsp. shrimp paste, 1/2 Tbsp. chili powder, 1/3 tsp. ground cumin, 1/4 tsp. ground coriander, 1/2 tsp. brown sugar, 3 green onions, sliced1 thumb-size piece galangal, ginger, 3 cloves garlic, 1 red chili, 1/2 tsp. dried crushed chili, 1/2 cucumber oil for high temp. frying and for serving you need Thai sweet chili sauce, lime wedges and fresh coriander.
For preparation first of all make the small pieces of fish. In a cup add coconut milk, fish sauce, shrimp paste, chili powder, cumin, ground coriander, and brown sugar. Mix well and pour over the fish. Now add remaining ingredients to make a thick paste. now pat this paste on fish cakes. And put these cakes about 10-15 min. in freezer. On the other hand heat the oil in the frying pan till it start sizzle when splashed with water. Now put cakes in the oil and fried until its color changes into golden brown. Garnish cakes with sliced cocumber, Thai chilli sauce, fresh coriander and with lime juice. Served with rice.

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Eating healthier takeaways – Chinese, Thai and Indian

When it comes to takeaways we all see them as a guilty pleasure – they are reasonably priced, convenient and satisfying. However, they are not always a healthy option.

Chinese, Thai and Indian takeaway meals usually contain more than the recommended daily intake of salt and fat. Eating too many meals like this will cause health problems including heart disease and diabetes. This is why many takeaways are now listing calories on their menus to enable you to choose the meals with fewer calories.

Many Norwich takeaways are now choosing healthier meals as part of their menus to ensure the customer is getting the healthiest takeaway when ordering.

Here are some foods which should be avoided and foods which offer the healthier options so you can still order your favourite takeaway.

Chinese takeaway
Many items on most Chinese menu’s are battered or ‘crispy’. What this means is the item is deep fried. Popular starters such as spring rolls and prawn crackers are deep fried, which means they will be high in fat. Dishes such as sweet and sour pork are battered and these will also have a high fat content.

The best choices on a Chinese menu are the dishes which have been steamed. Stir fried dishes also make an excellent choice of meal. Stir fried dishes are much lower in fat and include a variety of vegetables.

When choosing Chinese as your takeaway always try and avoid the fried and battered dishes including prawn toast, egg fried rice and spring rolls. Choose healthier options including crab and corn soup, steamed dumplings, tofu based dishes, plain boiled rice or steamed fish.

Thai takeaway

Thai takeaway is very popular and you are always spoilt for choice. However, you can still enjoy Thai food as a healthy option. Choose stir fired dishes or steamed dishes which contain vegetables, fish or chicken rather than the heavy curries. The most popular Thai curries are the red and green curries. These curries contain coconut which is high in saturated fat. If you still want to eat a curry then try and not eat all the sauce. Also, rather than egg fried rice have some steamed rice. Some great healthy choices include clear soups such as Tom Yum , salads, stir-fried meat or fish dishes. Stay clear of sweet and sour dishes, satay skewered dishes with peanut sauce.

Indian takeaway
What can we say about Indian food, it’s texture and flavour are all mouth wateringly delicious. However, many Indian dishes are cooked using cream. Creamy dishes are always high in fat so try and choose tomato based dishes instead such as tandoori and madras curries. Plain rice and chapatti are also great choices. For great healthy choices choose lentil based dishes known as daal and vegetable curries.

Side dishes like pakoras, samosas and poppadoms are all deep fried dishes so should be avoided.

Hopefully we have given you some good alternatives to your favourite takeaways. The next time you place an order at your favourite Norwich takeaway for your fish and chips food delivery try the alternatives we have suggested.

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Thai Dining Etiquette – the Moo Kata

Thai food is becoming increasingly popular, with a growing number of Thai restaurants opening throughout the UK. The consumption of foreign foods is now a common occurrence in our daily lives, possibly encouraged by the increase in people choosing to take holidays in more exotic locations.

Either way, food manufacturers at home are noticing that there is a growing demand for flavours that are more exotic. They are supplying that demand with an ever-increasing amount of foreign dishes for us to choose from.

Despite the increase in choice, the most obvious way to truly appreciate foreign food is still to experience it first-hand in the country that it originates from. There is no substitute for freshness of ingredients, and Thai food in particular is famous the world over for using only the freshest of ingredients. Often, when people return from a trip to Thailand, it is the food they miss most. They find that what faces them on the dining table at home to be bland by comparison.

It is no secret that Thai people love to eat, and dining in large groups is something that they have down to a fine art. Whereas Westerners tend to order individual dishes they share only when offering the occasional ‘tasters’ to friends, Thais prefer to go about it in a far more communal manner.

Thai diners pass dishes around, with all the food available being shared. It’s a social event, with everyone making sure they have a dip of all that is on offer. It would be an alien concept for a Thai person to go to a restaurant and order only the one dish for themselves.

An interesting mode of Thai communal eating, uniquely perfected over the centuries, is called Moo Kata – which literally means ‘pork skillet’. It consists of a dome shaped metal pan with a trough running around the edge, not dissimilar to a large, metal bowler hat.

This strange contraption sits on top of hot coals and is placed in the centre of the table. It is then loaded up with a variety of meats while the trough around the edge is filled with hot water. Juice from the meat runs down the side of the dome and mixes with the hot water, quickly turning it to a broth. Green leafy vegetables such as water spinach are added to the mix. In time, this turns into a tasty soup, which is in then ladled into individual bowls.

You really can’t compare the experience to anything else; at times it feels like a team sport, where cooperation and skill is required to ensure that every one gets their fair share and that what’s cooking on the Moo Kata is cooked to perfection before being served.

If you happen to be with a large group, however, make sure your chopstick skills are up to scratch, as everyone will be working feverishly to cover every square inch of the hot surface.

To travel and to not experience the food is a trip wasted, and Thailand has such a vast array to be discovered that you could possibly eat a different dish every day for the duration of your stay, no matter how long that stay may be!
With the increase in cheap flights there has never been a better time to explore Thai food at its source.

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Thailand’s Food

Thailand foods are popular for being spicy and hot and all kinds of Thai cooking are prepared with the ingredients like chilies, lime juice, garlic, coconut milk,, fish sauce, and shrimp paste. Rice is the primary food for Thailand people. People eat every food with curries, soups, and with fresh vegetables. Nam Phrink is one kind of sauces which is made in number of forms and varies from one place to another. For seasoning the Thailand food people use black pepper, tamarind juice, coconut milk and ginger. To make traditional Thailand food, it will take more time because it deals with peeling, chopping and pounding. So it is better to calculate the time in advance and start the work. The fundamental feature taste of Thailand food in various areas of the country can be said in several ways. In the central, the food will be hot, sweet, sour and salty. Rice will be served with various kinds of nam Phrink and soups. Thai dishes has plenty of spices and in the north side, it will be mild sour and salty. Boiled vegetables and sticky rice is also prepared and it will be served with curries and soups. In the northeast side, Thailand food is hot, sour and salty. The desired foods are papaya salad, chopped meat and meat salad. The skill lies in choosing and making of the ingredients. Thai cooks are specialist in managing the cutting devices and they have special ability in slicing, carving fruits and vegetables, meat. The most important tool in Thai cooking is sharp knives, pestle and mortar.

Thailand’s food is well known in making and presenting with fresh fruits and desserts. The skill of chef will be displayed in the decoration of the fruits. The peeling of the fruit or vegetables needs more attention that a bronze knife and thin blade are used. Some types of fruits are peeled and cut in to different sections by removing the seeds from it and some are carved by showing their talents in limitless shapes. Mostly evening are spent in the big open air hotels with taste Thailand foods. Different kinds of Thai dishes will be served with soft drinks and beer. Each and every restaurants covers number of acres and so servers will have a silent roller skaters on their legs. A Thai food will be not completed without soup. Most of the Thai desserts are done with fruits. The colorful desserts are coconut meat with milk, palm sugar prepared with egg yolks and more. There are plenty of places where you can get Thailand food at cheap rate and food parks are seen in big shopping mall.
Thai people like to eat food with their family members or with their friends. They do not like to eat yoghurt and cornflakesfor breakfast. Thai cooking shows their culture and contain with the balance between five tastes. Thai people will never waste the food and wasting food will give them bad luck is their belief. While eating they follow the healthy rules, what you must eat and how you must eat. They use spoon and fork to eat food and when eating food they prefer to mix a spicy recipe with mild recipe and with sauce which is served with vegetables which are fresh and boiled. Thai people will complete their food by eating fruits and desserts. Thai cooking includes with all kinds of nutrients. `Thai cooking is mainly based with rice noodles and not with eggs or wheat. These kinds of food are influenced by china because of neighboring country. Stir fries is a mixture fresh vegetables, meat, and different spices. It is very easy to prepare and mostly Thai people like to eat.

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How To Create The Perfect Thai Atmosphere

Having guests home for dinner? Want to create a different environment, away from the usual? How about ordering or if you are game for it, cooking Thai food and creating a perfect Thai atmosphere, right here in your home? Don’t worry if you don’t know how to do it. We are here to help.

Set the Mood

Let’s start by setting the mood first. Thailand is a beautiful country with the best of nature’s bounty. So when you are creating a mood, ‘tropical’ is what you should be thinking. The must have items include a bright and colorful table cover, bamboo place-mats and runner that adds drama to the table. But if you really want to go the extra mile, then try to buy a traditional Thai table decoration from the Internet or your nearby market. What’s a dining table without a centerpiece? So to enhance the tropical feel and ambience, either pick up a traditional oriental centerpiece or create one with your choice of flowers.

Playing proper music goes a long way in setting the mood. Find some good, soulful Thai music to be played during dinner. If you can’t find Thai music, you can play Indonesian music. The soft and soothing rhythm of the music will create the perfect mood so that you guests can truly enjoy their Thai food experience.

Set the Table

If you thought that Thai food is best eaten with chopsticks, then think again. Thais prefer to eat their food using Western cutlery. Thai food is best eaten with a fork and a table spoon. The spoon works in two ways, to cut the food (instead of the knife) and to scoop the food into the mouth. While the fork is held in the left hand, the spoon is help in the right. Once you get used to eating this way, you wouldn’t want to eat any other way, Thai food or not!

Thai food doesn’t have separate courses, like in Western cuisine. The Thais sample one dish at a time and never combine the various dishes. Most dishes are sampled with a serving of fragrant Thai rice or noodle. Therefore, you can simply place all your dishes on the table, including the steamed rice. The best way to enjoy a Thai food meal is to taste every dish individually, as combining various dishes may lose their appeal.

We hope you and your guests enjoy your Thai food dinner!

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Top 10 Must-Not-Miss Thai Food Dishes

Thai cuisine is one of the best gourmets in the world. It is well known for the diversity of ingredients, outstanding spiciness and ample medicinal properties. Most of Thai food is cooked and refined with more than two types of herbs or spices which are beneficial to health.

The (mostly unconscious) principle Thai food is the balance of five flavors which are spicy, salty, sweet, sour and bitter. The one indispensible ingredient which is generally used in seasoning a majority of Thai cuisine is fish sauce. Thai food is eaten either as a single dish or with rice. Steamed rice is the staple food although sticky rice is more popular in the north and northeast of Thailand.

Thai food is one of many things that you should not miss while you are traveling in this beautiful “Land of Smiles”. Since there are numberless delectable Thai dishes, I am writing this guideline for you to select the most distinctive and authentic ones out of the plethora of Thai signature dishes.

The following list is a top 10 rank of Thai food that you must not miss. The consideration and ranking is based on the popularity, uniqueness and authenticity of the delicacies. Here are the winners.

10. Kai Pad Med Mamuang Himmapan (Stir-Fried Chicken with Cashew Nuts)
Even though Kai Pad Med Mamuang Himmapan does not represent the overview of Thai food but it is a very nice treat to your bland taste buds. Since it is by no means spicy or hot, this slightly sweet and salty chicken fried with crunchy cashew nuts is aptly satiating for children or beginners who are not used to spices.

9. Por Pia Tord (Fried Spring Roll)
Fried spring roll is one of the most popular appetizers among foreigners because it is not spicy and comes with sweet and sour dip. Spring rolls are crispy pastries with fried vegetable fillings. Though spring rolls are commonplace in many Southeast Asian countries, Thai Por Pia is different in flavors with a special dip prepared from Japanese apricot.

8. Panaeng (Meat in Spicy Coconut Cream)
Panaeng can be cooked using either pork, chicken or beef. Panaeng tastes like Thai red curry but the coconut milk sauce is relatively thicker and richer. Compared to Thai red curry, Panaeng is mildly spicy and sweet. Paneang is best served with warm steamed rice. There is nothing to dislike about Panaeng expect the fact that it can be too greasy or fleshy for some people.

7. Som Tam (Spicy Papaya Salad)
Som Tam is one of the most popular foods among Thai people for its fiercely spicy and sour flavors. Som Tam, which literally means “Sour Pounded”, is a spicy salad made from a mix of fresh vegetables including shredded unripened papaya, yardlong beans and tomato. Som Tam is unique that the spicy dressing and salad vegetables are pounded and mixed in the mortar using a pestle. Somtam is usually served with grilled chicken and sticky rice. Som Tam is good for your health that it contains no fat, low calorie and high vitamins. This is a truly authentic Thai dish that will make a great impression. The only reason why I’m ranking Som Tam at No.7 (though it deserves higher rank) is its strong spiciness that might leave your tongue burned and swollen. Just say “Mai phed” (not spicy) to your waiter if you really want to try.

6. Moo Sa-Te (Grilled Pork Sticks with Turmeric)
This tantalizing sweet-flavored grilled pork sticks are refined with rich, juicy sauce made of turmeric and curry powder. Moo Sa-Te makes a savory hors d’oeuvres that will appease any taste buds. These juicy grilled pork sticks are usually served with two saucy dips – one is a mildly spicy thick sauce with ground peanuts, coconut milk and curry powder and another one is a sweet and sour vinegar sauce with chopped shallot, pepper and cucumber to mitigate its oiliness.

5. Tom Yam Kai (Spicy Chicken Soup)
Chicken soup is very good to eat when you have a cold but Tom Yam Kai or spicy chicken soup is a yummy treat that you will fall in love with just in a first sip. Tom Yam Kai is a clear chicken soup seasoned with a blend of chili, lime and fish sauce. The broth is simmered with Thai herbs as lemon grass, shallot and galangal which give it a unique and satiating aroma. My foreign friends order this tasty soup anywhere they go so you should not miss it by any means!
4. Tom Kha Kai (Chicken in Coconut Milk Soup)
Although Tom Kha Kai is another variation of chicken soup, it deserves the No.4 because of its unparalleled taste and popularity. Similar to Tom Yam Kai, the broth is prepared with many types of Thai herbs with the special addition of coconut milk that makes this soup unique. Though the soup is seasoned with chili, lime and fish sauce just like Tom Kha Kai, thanks to the coconut milk, the broth is milder and less spicy. This is probably more liked by non-spicy eaters.

3. Kang Keaw Wan Kai (Green Chicken Curry)
Since we are having three dishes in a row made of “Kai”, you would have guessed that it is chicken in English. Not that chicken is particularly popular in Thai cuisine; it is usually used in most curry and soup. Kang Kiew Wan, literally translated as “Sweet Green Curry”, is nicely sweet and slightly spicy and tastes very delightful with a proper blend of the spiciness from green curry chili paste, blandness from coconut milk, sweetness of sugar and saltiness of fish sauce. It is usually eaten with steamed rice or served as a sauce to rice noodle known as “Kanom Jeen” likewise to how you eat Spaghetti.

2. Pad Thai (Fried Noodle)
This national dish prides itself for its long history traced back in previous centuries. Pad Thai flaunts the authenticity of Thai culinary arts in using only fresh and best ingredients and the well-balancing of the five fundamental flavors. The stir-fried noodle becomes popular because it tastes yummy and comes with a choice to add in a set of seasonings to suit your appetites. Through history, Pad Thai has evolved into two different styles: the classic and the variation. The classic Pad Thai is a stir-fried noodle with eggs, fish sauce, tamarind juice, red chili pepper plus bean sprouts, shrimp and tofu and garnished with crushed peanuts and coriander while another style is relatively dry and lightly-flavored. The latter is easily found in street vendors and dominant in Thai restaurants in the West but the having classic Pad Thai freshly cooked in its original country is a way to go.

1. Tom Yam Goong (Spicy Shrimp Soup)
No other dishes can defeat this renowned Tom Yam Goong as the optimal representative of Thai gourmet. Tom Yam Goong is truly one of a kind with its fierce spiciness and sourness and a blatant use of fragrant herbs including galangal, lemon grass, kaffir lime leaves, shallot, tamarind and chili pepper. There are two styles of Tom Yam; the clear spicy soup and thick spicy soup. The latter is cooked by adding coconut milk or milk to the broth in order to thicken the stock and give the dish a milder flavor. Tom Yam is very versatile and can be made with prawns, chicken, fish and mix of seafood, and mushroom. Tom Yam Goong is the most popular variety of Tom Yam since Spicy Shrimp Soup is the original. Though not very surprising, Tom Yam Goong is definitely a signature dish of Thailand.

Even though it is commonly known that Thai food utilizes many health herbs and spices, there have always been debates whether Thai food is really good for health since they tend to be somewhat greasy. It is important to note that it depends on each dish; some can be highly caloric but many dishes make a good use of herbs. Garlic, for example, is very good healthwise because it can prevent heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and cancer.

No matter what the food is, the same old concept of moderate intake comes into play. From Mcdonald’s burger to Japanese Sushi, a key to optimal fitness is to avoid overconsumption. Thus, a claim that Thai food is mainly coconut-based and fattening should never be an adequate reason for you to still order a Big Mac. Ravish your taste buds with Thai food – tasty and healthy!

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Thai Food Has healing benefits for you

Many love Thai food and so do me. It has a lot of healthy benefit and delicious taste. Thai foods included of variety of herbs, so it’s considered as a very healthy food and are known and eaten worldly. Herbs are like a medicine with a healing power to heal the body, support the body health, and less the disease effect on body. Do you know its benefit toward you and those who have diseases? I love to share some information I know and some fact from some articles.

Thai people love Tom Yum Gong, sour and spicy soup with shrimp. It’s very easy to make and add more kind of ingredients such as crab, mushroom, or squid. Its main herb ingredients are lemon grass, kaffir lime leaves, and galangal. Herbs have a variety of uses including culinary, medicinal, and in some case spiritual usage. Using herbs for culinary, small amount is used to give food flavor than substance that will overcrowd other food ingredients.

According to www.ezythaicooking.com on Thai food articles, Tom Yum Gong is 100 times more effective in inhibiting cancerous tumor growth than other foods. The ratio of the cancer pattern in Asians, especially southeast Asians, is very low compared with the pattern in the European and Western countries.
Herbal gave a healing effect on our body, for example, benefits of garlic and cinnamon toward diabetic are known to cut blood sugar level and offer healthy blood circulations. People often ate this herb with salad or cooked food. Solanum torvum, turkey berry, is one of Thai herb used for healing diabetes by reduce blood sugar levels. Some of my friends doesn’t like herb at all because they said that some are too sour for them or it gave a weird lingering taste on their tongue. Even though herbals used in cooking and eaten and loved by many, there are some people who find it doesn’t taste good for them, and I do respect my friends for their hate.

Many kind of food does have a healing potential and Thai food aren’t the only one that is good. No matter what your choice of food, I suggest that you should include herbs as part of your daily meals such as salad is the basic start. It’s good for improve and heal human body and keep you healthy.

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Why Thai Food Became So Common

You’ll find several reasons that cooking Thai food in your own house is getting to be so common. Of the individuals who cook at home, some do it simply because they really really enjoy the flavors of the food. Other times, they do it mainly because it is thought to be a type of food that is simple to prepare. Some of it is because of the fact that stir fry is one of the more typical preparing strategies used to cook Thai food.

People love to cook any kind of food and try new recipes that I see. I often change them to fit my style of cooking or to use what I have available when I can not get all of the ingredients. Of course since I am from Thailand My favorite food is Thai food and that is what most of the recipes you will find on my site are. So please come on by and tell me how you like my recipes at Marion’s Kitchen.

There is generally a balance between sour, salty, sweet and spicy flavors in a dish or across a meal, and it is believed to restore harmony between the body’s Yin and Yang forces. The Yin represents cold, or soothing energy, e.g. coconut milk, and the Yang represents hot energy that increases the pulse rate, e.g. chili peppers.
If you’re keen to discover more about the techniques and ingredients used in Thai cooking, where better to learn than Thailand itself? Here you will be able to find out more about traditional techniques, preparation and cooking, as well as the ingredients that give Thai food its distinct flavor.

The course is easy, not like you have to study for it in advance, but having done it, I would try to cook some Thai dishes at home first and see what kind of mistakes that I was making, like sticky rice. The secret is soaking the rice over night in salty water, OK that is pretty easy, and everybody love sticky rice. The Thai cooking class in Bangkok that I attended also recommended having little plastic bags to hold the individual hot sticky rice servings in as it stays hot longer, nothing like hot sticky rice!

When most people think of corporate identity apparel in the restaurant industry there are half a dozen iconic brands that might come to mind. But walking through the busy night markets in Bangkok the work attire of the various vendors is just as varied as the fresh ingredients that are brought in each morning. This night market illustrates the benchmark of Thai cooking: eat fresh. By choosing items that have a relatively short shelf life, you are sure to make more health conscious dishes and use more locally grown foods.

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