Sunday, November 20, 2011
Tentalising Thai Cuisine.....from Koh Samui
I love Thai food because they are hot & spicy.....dishes featured here are my favourites. Thai food is not only delicious, it is also a healthy food because all ingredients are herbs that make the special fragrances for each dish.
Thai people eat three meals a day, the main meal is dinner. For each meal it should have at least three different dishes. If one dish is hot and spicy the other two dishes should be salty, sour or sweet and there should be at least one soup. For example, sour shrimps soup, stir fried mixed vegetable and fried pork with garlic. And all meals are served with rice.
There are few things you should understand about Thaifood. Some ingredients might have strange smell for you such as fish sauce or shrimp paste but once they are mixed with other ingredients they will turn out in a different smell. Thai people like to use fish sauce instead of salt.
When in Samui, try these local delights from Fisherman's Village, Chaweng & Bophut....
Left - Mango Salad & Seafood Tom Yam Gung
Tom yam kung, or spicy shrimp soup, is the number one of the top ten Thai dishes loved by foreigners, according to a recent investigation. And in fact, it is one of the most favourite dishes for Thai people as well. It is simply because it is so delicious for its unique sour and spicy taste that you will certainly need it more and more if you try it just once.
Left - Thai Green Curry, a very mild curry & Stir Fried Vegetables
Fried Minced Pork with Vermicelli
My favourite thirst quencher? Fresh Longan & Mango Juices
Left - Stir Fried Beef with Local Chives & Thai Fish Cakes
Left - Probably one of the most famous Thai dishes around the world is the one called tom yum kung. In English, it is sometimes called Hot and Sour Shrimp Soup or Lemongrass and Shrimp Soup. Right - Fried Pineapple Rice
Dessert - Glutinous Rice & Mango
Singha Beer - Cheers!
Clear Tom Yum Seafood Soup
Freshly made spring rolls - crispy & great chilli dips!
I had the best Boar Boar & Crocodile meat Curries! These are Wild Boar Meat
Left - Crocodile Curry & Stir Fried Mixed Vegetables
Dessert - Glutinous Rice Balls in Santan (coconut milk)