July 28, 2013

Tom Yum Soup

The Hot and Sour Authentic Tom Yum Kung

The famous 4 Thai spices - The Sour, Salty, Sweet and The Spicy. Besides the tasty soup, they say this dish is an excellent cure for cold. Don't believe...Try it ! 

This is the clear soup version mainly found in the northern part of Thailand.

Preparation: Prawn, ShallotGalangal, Lemongrass, Kaffir Lime Leaves, Mushroom, Bird's Eye Chilli, Tomatoes and Coriander Leaves.

Clean the Prawns, remove heads and shells, discard the vein. Put aside.

Heat up a pot of water boil the prawn heads and shells for 15mins to get the stock, once it done sieved the stock. Pour the stock back to the pot over medium high heat.

Add the Galangal, Lemongrass, Shallot, Kaffir Lime Leaves, and Chilli, and bring them to boil. In goes the Mushroom, Tomato and Prawn, and continue to cook for another 3mins or till the Prawns are cooked. 

Season with Fish sauce, Sugar and Salt to taste. Remove from heat and add Lime juice. Garnished with Coriander Leaves. I like to serve it hot.

Serving for 3paxs


400g Prawn, (shelled)
100g Mushroom
80g Tomatoes, (sliced)
10g Bird's Eye Chilli
30g Shallots, (sliced)
20g Lemongrass stalk, (bruised)
30g Galangal (sliced)
10g Coriander Leaves, (chopped)
6pcs Kaffir Lime Leaves

2tbsp Thai fish sauce
4tbsp Lime juice
1/2tsp Salt, to taste
1tsp Sugar, to taste
4cups Water

July 5, 2013

Thailand...Places !...Food !

Chiang Mai

Nyonyachef capturing his food xploration moments. First thing to do when landed in Chiang Mai, search for this...

Crispy Pork Rinds

My all time favorite beer food. Imagine in Chiang Mai, they served Pork Rinds as one of the main dish.

Khantoke Dinner.

Authentic Northern Thai delicacies served on a wooden pedestral tray and the common dishes are the ginger pork curry, the chili tomato minced pork dip, and the crunchy pieces of pork scratching  or Kaeb Moo, for dipping into the rich gravy. Never miss this !!

Clear Soup Tom Yam

Many might not like this version, they say,...the taste is just sour and spicy. I kind of prefer this version; the sharp, sweet taste of the Galangal and Shallot,...the aromatic Kaffir Lime Leave and the subtle citrus flavor of the Lemongrass.

Seafood at the Anusarn Market

Giant Crab

Fresh Water Prawn

What I had for tea...

My favorite Som Tam Pu

Fried Succulent Oyster Omelette

Fried Glass Noodles with Fresh Water Prawn

Thai Spicy Snack - Miang kham

Porridge with Roast Pork and Chinese Sausage.

What I like about Chiang Mai ?...Authentic Home Cooked Food ! 

The cooking can be simple and yet we never imagine of xploring and cooking it !