A summer day for us means tubing in the refreshing New River, hiking to take in the mountain views on the Blue Ridge Parkway or swimming in in the pool with a backdrop of the picturesque mountains.
But after a day full of summer fun, do you always feel like the warm sun put a snuggly blanket on you, and all you want to do is curl up somewhere cool and fall asleep? The last thing you want to do is go behind the stove and cook something that takes any effort or is hot.
Most “Thai” recipes created by Americans that I see when I’m scrolling through Pinterest have some sort of Thai peanut sauce made of sugary peanut butter, soy sauce, sesame oil and red pepper flakes (none of which are used in a Thai peanut sauce you would find in Thailand?!).
I often wonder, “Oh wow, do most Americans think that almost all Thai food has peanut sauce, and that it tastes like this??” Continue Reading
When my Thai Hubby would get off the little school van that took him and his friends to school, the first thing he would do is walk down the dusty street to the Thai Meatball (luk chin) vendor and order meatballs on a stick with a Thai spicy sweet tamarind sauce. Whoa! Best after school snack ever! I’m a little jealous! Continue Reading
Even though I am a Thai Foodie, it doesn’t mean I’m religious about always having Thai food perfectly like it’s done in Thailand. For one thing, the essential Thai dipping sauce, nam plaa prik, aka, a version of Thai salt and pepper, is not at the center of my table as often as it would be if we lived in Thailand. Continue Reading
Steamed fish is sooooo easy. Why had I forgotten all about this amazing dish that only takes minutes to prepare and with a quick, tangy, spicy tamarind sauce that while eating it my Thai Hubby must have said at least three times, “This sauce is sooo good!”
Thai beef jerky?! I was hesitant to try it at first because I’m not a fan of American beef jerky. But since I’m madly in love with almost every Thai food I try, I decided to take a bite.
From the month that my Thai sister-n-law, Oi, and Thai mother-n-law spent with us at our home in Austin, some of my favorite memories are of in the kitchen cooking Thai food with Oi. Continue Reading