February 19, 2020

Serves 2-4

Tom Yum is a very popular spicy Thai soup. This is the recipe that my mom made at home. The shrimp can be substituted with chicken or tofu. 


4 cups water or chicken stock

3 ¼” thick, sliced galangal root

1 stalk lemongrass, cut 1” long on the bias

2 sh...

February 16, 2020

4-6 servings

Curry Paste


5-10 each, green chili

1 each, Jalapeno, seeded and chopped

1 Tbsp. cilantro root and stem, chopped

1 Tbsp. lemongrass, chopped

1 tsp. galangal root, chopped

1 tsp. cumin powder

1 tsp. coriander seed powder

½ tsp. white pepper powder

½ tsp. ka...

February 16, 2020

Kai Jeauw (Thai Omelet)

Serves 2-4 

Omelet is a classic side dish in Thailand especially when we have children joining the meal. It also gives well balance when there is spicy food on the table. It is easy to make and delicious. 


4 Eggs

1 Tbsp. oyster sauce


January 6, 2020

Pad Thai is a delicious fast food dish that we can find any corner of Thailand. The secret ingredient is tamarind juice that gives the dish smooth sourness. Here is my simple Pad Thai recipe. 

Pad Thai sauce (4 servings)

½ C. tamarind juice

¼ C. palm sugar

¼ C. cane sugar


June 18, 2019

Yield: Serve 2-4 Prep Time: 15 mins Cooking time: 20 mins 


3      pcs galangal root, 1' sliced

l       stalk lemongrass, cut to 3" lengths

2      small shallots, sliced

1      13.5 oz. can coconut milk

1/4   lbs...

October 6, 2016

1 lbs ground pork
1 lbs chopped shrimp
1 can (8 oz)crab meat
1 can (8 oz) chopped water chestnuts
1 egg
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
2 tablespoons mushroom soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoon tapioca flour or corn starch
1 hand f...

October 4, 2016


3 Tbsp Thai tea

1 Cup hot water

1 Tbsp condensed milk

1 Tbsp sugar

1/8 Cup half and half

1 tea bag

A glass of ice


Add the tea bag in the hot water. Let it sit for 3-4 minutes. Remove the tea bag. Stir in sugar and condensed milk. Add the tea mixture into...

September 28, 2016

Boiled Red Snapper


1 ½ - 3 lbs whole red snapper

1 slice of galangal

3 kaffir lime leaves, chopped
1/4 cup lemongrass, sliced thin

1 Tbsp ground black pepper

1/8 cup mushroom flavored soy sauce


Pound galangal, kaffir lime leaves and lemongrass in the mor...

September 28, 2016

My recipes were taught to me by my mother who learned them from her mother and on and on. Our family is from the Isan region of Thailand near the Cambodian border, a simple and beautiful place where most people farm Jasmine rice for both food and income and maintain sm...

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