Thai Foods Ep.9


Thai Green Papaya Salad (som tum)

by Thomas M. Tillman
Here is a new and improved recipe for the famous northeastern Thai green papaya salad! This time around, I provide you with lots of tricks, tips, and explanations to make sure you can really master this classic, delicious salad. This is also a very healthy dish, so I can really let myself indulge without having to hold back! Serve it with some sticky rice, and try changing up the vegetables because in Thailand we make hundreds of variations on this salad!  Try this apple and chayote salad or corn and cucumber salad for example! Note also that green papaya salad is gluten-free. Enjoy! Ingredients 1 ½ cups julienned green papaya, soak in ice water for 10-15 minutes until they are firmer (See video @1:20 on how to julienne green papaya) 2 cloves garlic Thai chilies, to taste  1 ½ Tbsp palm sugar, finely chopped, packed 2-3 long beans, cut into 2-inch pieces 3 Tbsp roasted peanuts (see note) 1 heaping Tbsp small dried shrimp, roughly (...)

Yellow Thai Chicken Coconut Curry

by Thomas M. Tillman
Thai Yellow Curry with Chicken — Better-than-takeout yellow curry is EASY and ready in 25 minutes!! Healthy comfort food with the PERFECT amount of heat and lots of textures and flavors in every bite! Impress your friends and family and make this DELICIOUS curry at home!! Easiest Thai Yellow Curry Recipe This recipe for Thai Yellow Chicken Curry is based off a seriously addictive curry from a local restaurant! There’s a super easy secret that makes this yellow curry restaurant quality, and it’s as simple as what curry paste you use. Serve this savory curry with freshly steamed rice, chopped cilantro, and lime wedges for the best flavor. This is my favorite curry of all time, and I promise (...) Continue

Sour Curry w/ Shrimp and Green Papaya (Gaeng Som)

by Thomas M. Tillman
The first water-based curry on the show! Woah, took me long enough, eh? 🙂 Gaeng som is a classic staple curry in many Thai homes because of its simplicity. It is probably the easiest curry paste to make from scratch, and arguably the healthiest as well. Tons of vegetables and herbs in a light, tart broth enriched with fish! Serve it with rice and I can have it every day! In this recipe I have chosen green(...) Continue

Hainanese Chicken Rice (kao mun gai)

by Thomas M. Tillman
Hainanese chicken rice of "kao mun gai" is a popular street food, not only in Thailand, but all over Southeast Asia! This dish will amaze you how good "chicken and rice" can be. This recipe is the traditional method that poaches a whole chicken; for a weeknight. INGREDIENTS The Chicken ▢1 whole chicken ▢2 Cilantro roots, or 6 cilantro stems (...) Continue

Pink Noodles w/ Coconut Gravy (mee gati)

by Thomas M. Tillman
I call this incredibly delicious and beautiful dish the "creamy sister of pad thai." Mee gati shares many of the same ingredients as pad thai, but is truly unique in that it has a rich coconut gravy poured over the pink noodles! The thread-thin rice noodles are enriched by coconut milk and tinted an iconic pink colour by red bean curd. And that gravy...my oh (...) Continue