Thai Curry Pie

Thai Curry Pie

by Nitsa Takhiansok

My first confession is that that I never thought I would be sitting here writing a recipe for a Thai Curry pie, but times change and we change with them or stagnate. My interest was sparked on my first trip back to Bangkok after the pandemic, chicken curry puffs have long been a popular Thai snack but savoury pies, usually steak and kidney, were very much something that was restricted to the Bangkok expat pub scene. All that had changed, bake shops were springing up outside the traditional to...

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Chicken Khao Soi or Chiang Mai Curried Noodles

Chicken Khao Soi

by Nitsa Takhiansok

I firmly believe that Khao Soi should be ranked as one of the world's great dishes. You can call it a curry or you can call it a noodle soup and it is both of those with more on top, literally on top! A broth of aromatic curry paste and orange-tinged coconut milk with tender chicken falling apart for you, boiled noodles lurking underneath and becoming coated with fragrant oil as they break the surface. Crispy noodles on top that you can manipulate and dunk into the sauce, make this dish..

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Massaman roast chicken

Massaman roast chicken

by Nitsa Takhiansok

This is a totally delicious way to serve roast chicken as well as being very simple to prepare. Cooking a whole chicken this way is practised in various forms throughout Asia, sometimes pot roasted, sometimes over hot coals and with many different curry pastes. Most often cooked in the home, rather than restaurants, which is most likely the reason why many Westerners are not familiar with the dish. Well, now is the time to change that and I promise you that you won't regret it! And of course ...

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Thai red curry noodles serving presentation 1

Thai Red Curry Noodle Soup

by Nitsa Takhiansok

This is such a quick and easy dish to make and yet so versatile and packed full of flavour. You can substitute prawns for chicken and mix and match on the veggies as well, whatever way you do it you’re in for a treat! Using the quantities below this will easily serve 3 hungry people, but it also scales up easily and you..

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Thai Chicken Satay and Peanut sauce. Serving Presentation

Thai Chicken Satay

by Nitsa Takhiansok

The mere mention of the words “Chicken Satay” to someone who has travelled in Southeast Asia is enough to bring that far away look into their eyes, and for good reason. There has to be something special about a dish that can be found throughout the countries of the region, taking on national and local culinary characteristics on its travels and so often delivering on an incredible taste experience. It is invariably at its best as a street food rather than in a restaurant. Frequently, the Sata...

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Serving presentation for Thai red curry in young coconut

Thai Red Curry in Young Coconut

by Nitsa Takhiansok

Now that young coconuts are much more freely available, due mainly to the popularity of fresh coconut water as a drink, they offer the possibility of creating a spectacular way of serving a Thai curry for special occasions. Not only that, the young coconut flesh they contain is a superb addition to any curry, can also be served with a Thai green seafood curry....

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Thai Yellow Curry Serving Presentation

Thai Yellow Curry

by Nitsa Takhiansok

Sometimes seen on Thai restaurant menus written in English as "Kaeng Kari".One of the few Thai curries to be notable for it's use of Indian spices this is also a relatively mild dish popular with children and adults not wanting the full blown Thai spicy experience. For me this has to be served with "ajat", an easily made relish that is a wonderful palate cleanser. I would no more dream of eating this curry without ajat than I would eat roast beef without Yorkshire pudding! In the above pictur...

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Thai Green Chicken Curry  Serving Presentation

Thai Green Chicken Curry

by Nitsa Takhiansok

Possibly the most famous of Thai dishes, certainly the most abused! I long ago gave up shaking my head in amazement at what passes for Thai green curry outside Thailand for fear of repetitive strain injury to my neck. The quality of meat available in the West is far superior to that which we can obtain in Thailand, and yet in Thailand we can produce divine tasting curries.That is because we know the quality of the paste and the coconut milk is far more important to a Thai curry than the quali...

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