Around October time, the Chak Phra Festival is held in Thailand which celebrates a Buddhist holiday and signals the end of the three month rains retreat for monks. As with any Thai festival food plays an important part. Enjoy our photographs from the southern island of Koh Pha-Ngan.
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Chinese Moon Cakes are made in celebration of the Chinese mid-autumn festival of the autumnal equinox where the moon is said to be its fullest and roundest and represents a time of plenty. Find out more about moon cakes and the lunar goddess Chang’e also known as the Lady in the Moon.
A bakery in Malaysia crafts tiny Chinese sweet lotus seed cakes. Kaitlyn Moore visits a bakery in China town, Melaka on her quest for the most delicious food in South East Asia.
A Valentine’s Day Dinner is as much about the atmosphere as it is the food. You can use traditional Thai fruit carving to enhance the romantic appeal of your meal with a beautiful edible rose carving. For this special day we have gone Western with a delicious recipe of roasted beet, goat cheese, and candied walnut salad in a video by Nita Gill professional fruit carving instructor.
Part 2 of Street Food Inspired Appetizers covers Grilled Shrimp on Lemongrass Skewers and Miang Kam and adapts the recipes from Supatra Jonhnson’s excellent cookbook ‘Crying Tiger: Thai Recipes from the Heart’.
Thailand’s street-food and snack culture offer plenty of inspiration for the home cook who wants to make amazing appetizers. This entry shows you how to make Crispy Panko Fried Shrimp with Thai Chili Sauce, Curry Puffs, Shrimp on Lemongrass Skewers, and Lettuce-leaf wrapped Miang Kam. Three of these recipes come from the Isaan Thai Cookbook Crying Tiger: Thai Recipes from the Heart.
Tender strips of marinated, grilled meat, sweet and spicy peanut sauce, and cooling cucumber salad combine in Thai satay, one of Thailand’s most famous street foods. Authentic satay is easy to make at home for an impressive meal for two people, or twenty guests. Take inspiration from satay, or Thailand’s other grilled meats like sweet marinated grilled pork, to grill your own creations.