Category: Thai

Vietnamese Pho

A warning to all that try making Vietnamese pho at home: once you make this, all pho places (except the really really good ones) will probably pale in comparison. Pho (pronounced ‘phuh’) is a Vietnamese beef noodle soup that uses beef…

Panang Curry

If you have to make one exotic dish, this is it. The flavors are bold, balanced and complex. This recipe comes from Thai Kun restaurant in Texas by Chef Thai Changthong. I adapted the recipe to replace some hard to…

Summer Veggie Pad Thai

I was fully committed to making a gorgeous roast chicken for dinner, along with roasted vegetables and maybe some crusty bread. Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? It seemed very appropriate for a mid-September Friday night. It also sounds very… fall. And…

Thai-Style Beef Noodle Soup

I’ve developed a love for Southeast Asian food a couple years ago. As I started trying out broths, curries, marinades and desserts in Thai and Vietnamese cuisine, I realized that their cooking is all about freshness and balance. The commonly…

Vietnamese Spring Rolls with Salmon

In our household, we all agree that my mother-in-law makes the best spring rolls. In fact, she is one of the best cooks I’ve ever met, especially when it comes to Southeast Asian cuisine. Whenever we visit my in-laws, I eagerly…

Food from Paradise: Indonesian Cuisine

After one of the most fabulous getaways to the Island of Gods – Bali, I came back refreshed, more open minded, and… happily satisfied with Indonesian food. There are three words that come to mind when thinking about the essence of Indonesian cooking: rice,…