Thai Foods Ep.7


Roast Duck Thai Style

by Thomas M. Tillman
Classic Chinese Dish Thai Style MK Suki is a popular hot pot restaurant chain in Thailand that's known for their Chinese roast duck. But their duck is different from your typical Chinese BBQ duck that you might get from Chinatown in N. America because this is done "Thai style". That means that the duck comes with a delicious aromatic gravy full of spices and enriched with coconut milk. The duck is pretty great, but the gravy is everything in this recipe and is what makes it unique. Instead of doing a whole duck, I'm roasting only duck breasts to make it more convenient for home cooking. It's really quite easy, and the gravy can be made well in advance and kept in the fridge for at least a week. A Few Key Ingredients A couple of key ingredients you may not be familiar with: Five-Spice powder, which you can buy, but if you have a pretty well-stocked spice cabinet, it's super easy to make with this homemade five-spice powder recipe. Taojiew - Thai fermented soybean paste.(...)

Thai Pineapple Curry with Shrimp

by Thomas M. Tillman
When It's Okay to Use Canned I do not like canned pineapple. Generally I find them flavourless. So when I want pineapple, I will usually spend the time to cut up a whole one. However, I ended up with canned pineapple out of panic, so I had to come up with a way to use it in a way that will still be delicious. Then it occurred to me that a pineapple curry is the best place for it, because the flavour of the curry is so strong that the pineapple does not need to be perfect for it to end up as a delicious dish! The Most Important Step: Squeeze the Pineapple! The one step that might be surprising, but is SO important, is for you to squeeze the pineapple pieces (whether you use fresh or canned). This is a (...) Continue

Authentic Pad Thai

by Thomas M. Tillman
Pad thai is easy to make, but it isn't quick if you make everything from scratch. So to prep it for a weeknight meal, check out my post on How to Make Authentic Pad Thai in 5 Minutes! What does REAL traditional pad thai look like? You've probably had pad thai in your local restaurant, but what you had may not be anything like the authentic version. First, it should not have ketchup or any tomato product in (...) Continue

Five-Spice Egg & Pork Belly Stew

by Thomas M. Tillman
A Thai Childhood Favourite Growing up in Thailand, kai palo is one of my favourite dishes. And I would be willing to bet that many Thai people would say that it's their childhood faves too. Hard boiled eggs and tender pork belly are simmered in a sweet-salty five-spice broth...how could any kid not like it! It was a staple at my school cafeteria, and a classic in (...) Continue

Chinese Sausage Fried Rice ข้าวผัดกุนเชียง

by Thomas M. Tillman
For people growing up in Asia, Chinese sausage fried rice is the epitome of childhood nostalgia. These sweet, savoury, and chewy Chinese sausages (lap cheong) are the highlight of this simple and quick weeknight-friendly meal. Adding an abundance of veggies also make this a balanced, one-dish meal. Key to Success: Choosing the Right Chinese Sausage Making the fried (...) Continue