Stories about Thai Food

Thai food blogs written by Richard:

Choosing a Cooking School in Chiang Mai
"A Lot of Thai" Cooking School
The Four Flavours
McDonalds in Thailand
What do monks eat for breakfast?
Thai Superstitions about Food
Eating Pork on a Hot Plate
Top 10 Thai Street Food
Top 10 Thai Food
Doing Atkins diet in Thailand
Fat Children in Thailand
Visiting a Thai Restaurant
Thai People and Meals

Cheese Sandwiches
Thai Food from the Central Region
Thai Food from the Northern Region
Thai Food from the Southern Region
Thai Food from the Northeastern Region
Top 10 School Lunches
Thai School Lunches
Thai School Snackshop
Eating Lunch at School

Thai food blogs written by Wit:

How to Make Iced Tea
Making Pad Baigrapao
Red, White and... Thai?

Thai Food Quizzes:

Thai Food Picture Quiz
Menu Decoder - Noodles
Menu Decoder - Curry
Menu Decoder - Rice
Menu Decoder - Soup
Thai Drinks
Thai Foodstalls
In the Thai Kitchen Quiz
Herbs & Spices Picture Quiz
Vegetables Picture Quiz

Latest Food Blogs:

Fried Noodles in soy sauce
Khanom Chun
Fried rice with pork
Stir-fried pork with holy basil
Tom Yum Kung
Stir-fried pork with long beans
Foi Thong - Golden Threads
Noodles in a thick gravy

Meals with Rice:

Fried Rice with Shrimp Paste
Chinese Chicken Rice
Chicken with Yellow Rice
Rice Porridge with Pork

Curries:

Yellow Curry with Chicken
Massaman Curry
Chicken and Wax Gourd curry
Stir-fried Chicken with Curry Powder
Sour Curry

Noodles:

Thai Fried Noodles
Noodles in Fish Curry

Soups:

Chicken Coconut soup

Seafood:

Fried Mackerel with Shrimp Paste Sauce
Fish Curry in a Cup
rolled wafer
Coconut Pudding with Mussels
Fish Cakes

Crispy Fried Catfish

Other Dishes:

Stir-fried Chicken with cashew nuts
Stuffed omlette
Rice Pancakes
Thai Sausages
Satay Pork in Peanut Sauce
Papaya Salad
Fried Quail Eggs
Fried Insects

Desserts:

Khanom Buang (Crispy Pancakes)
Khanom Jaak (Nipa Palm dessert)
Khanom La
Khanom Mor Gaeng (Custard Pudding)
Bananas in Syrup
Sticky Rice in Banana Leaves
Sticky Rice and bananas
Sticky Rice Slices
Steamed Pandanus Cake
Coconut Puddings
Ice Cream in a Bread Roll
Poorman's Pancakes
Pad Thai in an omlette

Restaurant Meals:

Thai Restaurant Menu - 01
Thai Restaurant Menu - 02
Thai Restaurant Menu - 03
Thai Restaurant Menu - 04
Thai Restaurant Menu - 05
Thai Restaurant Menu - 06

Top 10 Web Sites:

1. ethaimusic.com
2. learningthai.com
3. thailandguidebook.com
4. thailandlife.com
5. thaichatbox.com
6. top10thaimusic.com
7. gorsworld.com
8. thai-blogs.com
9. thaihypermarket.com
10. paknam.com

These food blogs originally appeared on our sister site at thai-blogs.com. These web sites are part of the Paknam Web Community.

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The Four Flavours

If you visit a roadside noodle stall in Thailand you will see on the tables a small basket with four jars. These are the condiments that you can add to your noodle soup. Which ones you add and how much is entirely up to you. In some ways it is a bit like being a scientist as you need a certain amount of skills to get the balance right. These condiments give you the four basic flavours: namely hot, sour, salty and sweet.

In the top left of this picture is 'nam som prik'. This is basically sliced chilies (prik) in vinegar (nam som). In the picture below, 'nam som' has a more of a brown look because the chilies have been pounded. This obviously gives you your sour taste. Next, in the top right of the picture, is 'prik pon' which is basically dried red chili which is either flaked or ground to a powder. This is the heat. In the bottom right is 'namtaan' which is normal white sugar. Obviously this is the sweet part. It was a bit strange for me to put sugar in my noodles to start with but it no longer tastes the same without it. So, just do as the Thais do and put a good tablespoon full in!Finally, in my picture you can also see two bottles of 'nam blaa', or fish sauce. Sometimes you will see this in a jar too but mixed with chilies. This version is then called 'prik nam blaa'. In some restaurants you might see a jar of ground peanuts.

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