The moment my eyes open in the morning, I am ready to eat. If I wake up early, I can’t go back to sleep because my stomach starts to growl and gently pulls me to the fridge. But usually I don’t mind since I have a little love affair with breakfast. Continue Reading
“Pumpkin is eaten as a dessert in America? What?!”
That was my Thai family’s response when they heard Americans put pumpkins in a pie and call it a dessert, and that it’s supposed to be good. Continue Reading
Before I went to Thailand, the farthest my seafood palate extended was fried fish sticks. Most American seafood tasted fishy and bland to me, eww!
But once I hit the streets of Bangkok, I loved trying any Thai food placed in front of me, especially Thai seafood dishes. Continue Reading
In June for a couple of days there were 8 of us staying in our two bedroom Austin apartment. We were spread all over from our closet, to an air mattress on our kitchen floor. Continue Reading
Thai Pineapple Fried Rice changed my life forever.
It was the first Thai dish I ever tasted. I had it in Chapel Hill, NC with my first Thai friend, Yui. She was studying abroad at UNC Chapel Hill with me, and we were conversation partners
Every other Sunday, when we were just married and living in Bangkok, Dom and I would have lunch with Dom’s mom and my Thai sister-n-law Oi who was just a teenager. Continue Reading
Whenever we took Dom’s grandma to KFC in Dom’s hometown of Sukhothai, Thailand, she would walk in the door, look around, and say, “Hi-so!!” aka, “High society!!” Continue Reading
I’ll never forget my first taste of Korean Fried Chicken.
I was pregnant with our third, and we had just finished an epic three week trip in Thailand Continue Reading
“Khaw pad gai,” Ja, my Thai friend I had met at UNC, said to me. I repeated it, hoping my tones were right, but as soon as the words came out of my mouth, the Thai name for chicken fried rice escaped my memory as well.
Morning glory. Just the name has a touch of magic to it. I’m not sure where the name came from, but the taste of Stir-Fried Thai morning glory sure is glorious. Continue Reading