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Last minute gifts: Featured Thai Recipe
  20% off Thai Cookbooks!   Braised Beef Soup
  Granite Mortar and Pestles    

NEW!Popular Thai Cuisine cookbook 20% off our most popular Thai Cookbooks til New Years Eve!

NEW! Popular Thai Cuisine,$36.95  
   Sale price $29.56

You'll find 111 of your favorite Thai recipes like Satay, Spring Rolls, Pad Thai, Thai Curry and more in this modern cookbook. Each recipe is laid out with step-by-step photos and directions with a beautiful full page photo of the finished dish. Paperback, high quality. See our featured Thai recipe below from this book, Braised Beef Soup (Thai-Style).

Best of Thai Dishes cookbookThe Best of Thai Dishes, $32.95
  Sale price $26.35

An excellent holiday 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. Hardback.

Authentic Thai Food cookbookAuthentic Thai Food, $22.95
  Sale price $18.29

Our most popular title! An introduction to Thai cooking: 46 recipes for appetizers, soups and currys, stir fry, and spicy salads.  Gorgeous full page photographs of every dish. Includes both English and Thai translation. Paperback, high quality.

Visit our site for more details and more Thai cookbooks on sale!


Super-size mortar pestle SUPER SIZED Granite Mortar and Pestle (9"), $57.95
  now only $49.95

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!{approximately: 9" diameter, 5 3/4" bowl, 6" height; 9" pestle (about 2lbs); approx. 5-6 cups capacity; 22lb shipping wt.}
Visit our website for more details, sizes and types of mortar and pestles!

Braised Beef Soup

Braised Beef Soup Thai-Style ('Neua Tun')

Perfect for a snowy winters eve, this Beef Soup recipe with an Asian taste will add just the right touch of the exotic to your mealtime. Serve with steamed jasmine rice (recipe on our site), boiled rice noodles or crusty french bread and a green salad.

500 grams beef shank
1 celery, cut into lengths about 1" long
2 lettuce plants, 300 grams bean sprouts
1 Tbsp. coarsely chopped fresh coriander
1 piece galangal, about 1/2" length
1 crushed coriander root (or substitute with the top leafy part)
1 stick cinnamon, about 1" long
1 Tbsp. fried garlic
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp pepper (white, Rocket brand), 1/2 tsp salt (sea salt recommended)
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
2 Tbsp. light soy sauce (Thin soy sauce, Dragonfly or Healthy Boy brand)
1 Tbsp. dark soy sauce (Black thick soy sauce, Healthy Boy brand)
10 cups water

Wash the beef, cut into 1" cubes. Put all the spices and seasonings into a pot. Follow with beef and water. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then reduce the heat. Cover and simmer for 50 minutes until the beef is tender. Blanch the bean sprouts and arrange in a serving dish together with sliced fresh lettuce. Spoon the braised beef and soup over. Sprinkle chopped coriander, celery, fried garlic and pepper on top. Serve hot with steamed rice or cooked noodles. Serves 4.

beef soup steps
This recipe is from Popular Thai Cuisine now on sale for $29.56

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Check our UPS time in transit for Christmas Deliery. We will ship your order immediately, beginning Tuesday 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, see our  UPS time in transit map for more help. Note: We ship from NYC, zip 10013.