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Last minute gifts: Featured Thai Recipe
  XL Granite Mortar & Pestle   Tom Yum Soup
  20% off all Thai Cookbooks!    
XL mortar pestleExtra-Large Granite Stone Mortar and Pestle
only $42.95

Excellent gift idea for the avid cook!

Yes, this is the same mortar and pestle used by the Naked Chef, Jamie Oliver. The largest mortar and pestle we offer, it has nearly double the bowl size of our 'large' mortar and pestle!

Imported from Thailand, each mortar and pestle is machine cut from solid rock and hand finished. The inside of the bowl and bottom of the pestle are polished smooth. The pestle is heavy, making it easy to quickly grind up herbs and spices.

(approximately: 8" diameter, 5 1/4" bowl, 5" height; 7" pestle; approx. 3 cups capacity; 15lb shipping wt.)

Carved from natural gray granite, this set will last a lifetime.

Visit our website for other sizes and types of mortar and pestles.

Best of Thai Dishes 20% off all of our Thai Cookbooks!

Visit our site to see all of our Thai Cookbooks on sale now!

Best of Thai Dishes cookbook New! The Best of Thai Dishes cookbook
now on sale for $26 (normally $32.95)

An excellent gift for the adventurous cook! Enjoy over 150 authentic Thai recipes, beautifully photographed, in traditional Thai settings. Recipes include curry pastes, soups, spicy salads, one plate dishes, and more.

You'll find egg rolls, 'mee krob' (fried noodles), fried fish cakes ('tawt man plah'), sweet and sour pork, stir fried crab in curry sauce, sour and spicy shrimp soup ('tom yum goong'), chicken in coconut milk soup ('tom yum kai'), coconut milk ice cream, Thai iced tea and many more.

Full page color photographs, written in English with a Thai translation of each recipe. Written by Sisamon Kongpan, published by Sangdad books, copyright 2002, hardback, glossy pages. See our featured Thai recipe below from the book.

Visit our site for more details and to see the rest of our Thai cookbooks on sale including Vegetarian, Fried Rice, Seafood, Nutritous and many more!

Best Thai Dishes, Tom Yum recipe

Tom Yum: Thai Chicken Soup

"Tom Yum Kai" is a sour and spicy chicken soup, that can be prepared in less than 30 minutes. Serve with steamed jasmine rice (recipe on our site).

400 grams boneless chicken meat diced
3 cups chicken stock
100 grams straw mushrooms, halved 6 cherry tomatoes
1 lemon grass stem cut into short lengths
2-3 kaffir lime leaves, torn
3 Tbsp. fish sauce
4 Tbsp. lime juice
1/2 tsp. sugar
5-6 hot fresh chilies, just broken with pestle

Place the stock in a pot, add the lemon grass and kaffir lime leavess, and bring to boil over medium heat. Add the chicken meat, mushroom, fish sauce, lime juice, and sugar; cook slowly and uncovered for 10 minutes. Do not stir. Then add the tomatoes and chilies and cook for 5 more minutes. Remove from heat. 4 servings.

Best Thai Dishes, Tom Yum recipe This recipe is from The Best of Thai Dishes by Sisamon Kongpan; now on sale for $26 (normally $32.95)


Check UPS time in transit for Christmas Delivery. We will ship your order immediately, beginning Monday the 16th.
We will contact you via e-mail if it is not possible to deliver your order by Christmas. Also note that you can choose UPS Second Day Air if you are more than 5 business days from NYC (please see UPS time in transit).