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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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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Thai Fish Cakes or Tod Mun Pla Serving Presentation

Thai Fish Cakes or Tod Mun Pla

by Nitsa Takhiansok

Yes, yes, I know. Thai fish cakes are supposed to be round and flat. No worries, you can still use this recipe to make them as round and flat as you like. That is exactly what I have been doing with umpteen varieties of fish in an attempt to determine the most suitable type of fish to make Thai fish cakes. It got a little repetitive, so to relieve the boredom instead of making round and flat fish cakes I started to make some fishcakes that were, well, just round. These also have the advantage...

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Thai Green Curry Chicken Wrap Serving suggestion

Thai Green Curry Chicken Wrap

by Nitsa Takhiansok

I’m that rarest of creatures; a Thai who loves Indian food. Believe me, if you live in a Bangkok condominium, and want to fall out with your neighbours, there is no better way to do it than to cook lamb Rogan Josh. The aromas will escape despite all your precautions and you will encounter a frosty silence the next time you step into the elevator. Been there, done it, got the T-shirt!In the UK I’ve developed a particular affection for chicken tikka wraps. This normally follows a night in the l...

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