Temple of Thai

Thai Cooking Newsletter

Recipes & Fruit Carving

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In the Thai Kitchen Featured Items:
Pum's Thai Lemongrass Salad Pum's Wok the World Cookbook
Carved Pumpkin Bowl Exquisite Cuisine & Fruit Carving

Pum's Thai Lemongrass Salad

Chef Pum's Thai-style herb and vegetable salad couldn't be easier! Low in calories but high in nutrition and flavor, it's the perfect salad for the busy holiday season. Simply prepare the vegetables and toss with a fresh lemongrass and kaffir lime leaf dressing.

Lemongrass saladIngredients:

  • 1 handful savoy cabbage (finely sliced)
  • 1/2 handful carrots (cut as matchsticks)
  • 1/2 handful cucumber (cut as matchsticks)
  • 1/2 tomatoes (cut in segments)
  • 2 shallots (sliced)
  • 1 inch *big red chilli (cut as matchsticks)
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves (finely sliced)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon grass (finely sliced)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar


  1. Mix all of the ingredients together, adding the lime juice last and serve.

*Note: Chili may be spicy or not, according to your personal taste. Serves two.

Pum's Lazy Thai Cuisine

Recipe source Lazy Thai Cuisine © 2008 Yardfon (Pum) Borranapim

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Pum's Wok the World Cookbook

Chef Pum's takes you on a mini cook's tour of Asia. In this charmingly hand-illustrated cookbook with color photos, Pum guides you through Thai-inspired recipes from many countries including Singapore, Malaysia, Nepal and finally back to her home country of Thailand.

Carved Pumpkin BowlCarved Pumpkin Bowl

This traditional Thai-style golden pumpkin bowl is decorated with carved sage roses and would make a unique addition to the holiday table to serve any sort of hot or cold dish. See the detailed step-by-step directions for this carving on our site.



  1. Wash the pumpkin. Cut open the top to make a lid. Then, cut a wave-like pattern on the rim of the bowl and the rim of the lid. Scrape to clean the inside of the bowl and lid to get rid of fibers and seeds.
  2. On the lid, carve 7 leaves. Cut away some flesh below each leaf to increase the relief. Carve the mid rib of each leaf. Cut 4 holes between leaves in an oblong diamond shape. (See picture)
  3. Cut a zigzag pattern on the rim of the bowl. (See picture on our site) Rinse the bowl and lid with very cold water.
  4. Towel dry the inside of the bowl well before filling it with food so the food does not spoil easily.

Kom Kom Carving Knives (Set C)Source: Thai Exquisite Cuisine & Art of Vegetable and Fruit Carving © 2009 Srisiam Printing Press  

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Granite Stone Mortar and Pestle

As featured in Cook's Illustrated! If you still have not added this essential tool to your kitchen, now is the time. This rock solid granite stone mortar and pestle makes the perfect gift for everyone who loves to cook!

Tom Yum SetFresh Kaffir Lime Leaves

Get Fresh Kaffir Lime Leaf, Galangal, Thai Chilies, Thai Eggplants, Fresh Thai Basil & Frozen Banana Leaves shipped from sunny Southern California direct to you!

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