Thai style pork Ribs braised in sweet savory sauce to irresistible sticky tenderness.
Monday, March 31, 2014
Sweet radish is my husband's favorite food. Every week, I have to make sweet radish for him to go with steamed rice plus other dishes I cooked. Besides, I love to add it in Pad Thai and other stir fried dishes. The sweet radish tastes so refreshing and super delicious for him. The happiest moment being a home cook is when your family enjoys the foods you make....I am no exception.
Though the sweet radish is easily obtainable in Tokyo, I sill prefer a home made version. I want three things from my food : I want to know what's in it; I want a rich natural favor; and I want to feel some measure of self reliance. The global supermarkets can't give me any of these things. Home food preservation can. Besides that food preservation can save both money and calories.
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Many of Thai dishes has originated in China. Technically, they are Chinese. There are so many overlapped, but Thai cooking has its own interpretation of similar dishes, and with an array of unique ingredients not found in China. Take the expansive menu of traditional Chinese food, infuse it with local flavors and cooking styles and you have something that is distinctively Thai and utterly delicious.
Saturday, January 25, 2014
It 's winter now in Japan, I am sure many people are bundling up at home and cooking, in stead of out and about in freezing weather. I am lucky that I am in Tokyo where winter is mild, in fact, this year there is no real winter here. However, being a woman from tropical country, I feel cold whenever the temperature drops below 25°C.
As I don't want to go outside, I preserved a lot of food for consumption: I froze vegetables, fruit and even sushi rice. Besides freezing, dehydrating is another great way to preserve food that I especially love because it is so easy and only takes a little extra time.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Noodles are popular all over Asia, so there is no surprise that noodles are a staple for many Thais. Walk down to any streets where there are street vendors or hawkers, you will see that most of the foods sold are noodles dishes. Everyone loves and could always have a noodles dish.
The noodles can be soupy and come in a broth or dried as in stir fried noodles or in between such as Kway Teow Lord (flat rice noodles with sweet dark soy sauce), but the condiments are always of four different flavors – crushed red chili in vinegar (mild spicy and sourly), dried chilli powder (harsh spicy), fish sauce and sugar. These condiments are really simple to make and to us, Thais, they are important and what make our noodles dishes even more delicious. I will share you how to prepare these four condiments, but it will be another post.
Monday, January 13, 2014
Today I am going to share my easy spicy fried shrimp recipe cooked in Southern Thai style, with red curry paste and a handful of thinly sliced kaffir lime leaves. This recipe is quick and very easy to make. I like making it one weeknights because it takes less than 15 minutes. I could eat this dish with a plate of simple steamed rice and that makes my day.