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Thai cooking

Postby payebacs » Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:07 am

I think all CTH members should strive towards learning to cook at least one thai specialty dish. ie. Why have a house and kitchen in Thailand if you aren't going to enjoy some real homemade Tam ahaan Thai! All recipes welcome. The easier the better please!
http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/3235/thai-green-chicken-curry
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Re: Thai cooking

Postby fredlk » Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:18 am

payebacs wrote:I think all CTH members should strive towards learning to cook at least one thai specialty dish.

What a strange and patronising point of view. I don't cook, can't cook, won't cook and I am proud of it.
payebacs wrote:Why have a house and kitchen in Thailand if you aren't going to enjoy some real homemade Tam ahaan Thai!

I enjoy Thai food many times daily cooked for me by staff, family, restaurants, stall holders. I have no kitchen as yet.
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Re: Thai cooking

Postby payebacs » Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:26 am

fredlk wrote:
payebacs wrote:I think all CTH members should strive towards learning to cook at least one thai specialty dish.

What a strange and patronising point of view. I don't cook, can't cook, won't cook and I am proud of it.

Okay, I'll rephrase that: "I" would like to learn to cook at least one genuine thai specialty dish. Any help with recipes and suggestions appreciated.
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Re: Thai cooking

Postby fredlk » Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:30 am

payebacs wrote:Any help with recipes and suggestions appreciated.

There are hundreds, maybe thousands of good (and mostly genuine) recipes to be found online.
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Re: Thai cooking

Postby payebacs » Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:49 am

fredlk wrote:
payebacs wrote:Any help with recipes and suggestions appreciated.

There are hundreds, maybe thousands of good (and mostly genuine) recipes to be found online.
Yes of which I have found one I think reasonably good and easy to make one. For me it has to be easy. And Delicious! Any further contributions?
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Re: Thai cooking

Postby sirineou » Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:18 am

payebacs wrote:
fredlk wrote:
payebacs wrote:Any help with recipes and suggestions appreciated.

There are hundreds, maybe thousands of good (and mostly genuine) recipes to be found online.
Yes of which I have found one I think reasonably good and easy to make one. For me it has to be easy. And Delicious! Any further contributions?

A worth while Thread :D
Though I am a very good cook, I am afraid my talents do not extend to Thai cooking, the reason is , that my wife is such a great Thai cook, I have abdicated all of my Thai cooking to her.
Right now I am up in New York, and will be here for the next few months, but my wife had to stay behind in Florida to run her business
I do fly to Florida every other weekend,but I do miss her Thai cooking.
Unfortunately I don't have a Staff to do my cooking, so I think I will try my hand at some Thai cooking
The green Curry chicken recipe sounds simple enough and when my wife makes it is aroy mac mac, I do have all of the ingredients so I will try to make it this weekend. :D
Thank you Paybacs.
I Look forward to some other easy to do recipies
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Re: Thai cooking

Postby fredlk » Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:41 am

sirineou wrote:I Look forward to some other easy to do recipies

Here's one that really does belong on www.coolthaihouse.com:
Grandma's Concrete Recipe: http://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/construction/materials/how-is-concrete-made1.htm

You could start a new website called: www.GOODthaihouseKEEPING.com.
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Re: Thai cooking

Postby sirineou » Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:32 am

fredlk wrote:
sirineou wrote:I Look forward to some other easy to do recipies

Here's one that really does belong on http://www.coolthaihouse.com:
Grandma's Concrete Recipe: http://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/construction/materials/how-is-concrete-made1.htm

You could start a new website called: http://www.GOODthaihouseKEEPING.com.

You are right I don't know what I was thinking, I should be concentrating on great building threads like
Apple versus...
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2012 floods
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animal life at my house in Sattahip
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name this movie
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quiz

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whatever happened to .....
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petrol in Thailand
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waffle
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Or perhaps I should be starting one titled Those Who Live I Glass Houses Should not Throw Stones
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Re: Thai cooking

Postby fredlk » Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:49 am

sirineou wrote:
fredlk wrote:
sirineou wrote:I Look forward to some other easy to do recipies

Here's one that really does belong on http://www.coolthaihouse.com:
Grandma's Concrete Recipe: http://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/construction/materials/how-is-concrete-made1.htm

You could start a new website called: http://www.GOODthaihouseKEEPING.com.

You are right I don't know what I was thinking, I should be concentrating on great building threads like
Apple versus...
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=3541
2012 floods
viewtopic.php?f=25&t=3390
animal life at my house in Sattahip
viewtopic.php?f=56&t=2764
name this movie
viewtopic.php?f=49&t=3492&p=42467#p42467
quiz

viewtopic.php?f=49&t=3481
whatever happened to .....
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=3463&p=42180#p42180
petrol in Thailand
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=3395
waffle
viewtopic.php?f=49&t=3453&p=41880#p41880
Or perhaps I should be starting one titled Those Who Live I Glass Houses Should not Throw Stones

You're obviously still pissed off by my disliking the pope and his cult. :lol:
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Re: Thai cooking

Postby Makmak456 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:22 am

I love thai cooking and my GF is a great cook. What we do is, I cook mexican she does thai.
When I cook thai, however I cheat and get the packs of pre-made currys, sweet and sour, etc. ( not often though, if it ain't broke........ )
Works very well for us.
I will have a convection in the new house for all those things that need a oven, bread, pie, cake.....roasted meats too
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Re: Thai cooking

Postby Roger Ramjet » Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:38 am

Makmak,
A word of warning on ovens, they are normally electric and consume vast amounts of electricity. Gas convection ovens are dearer to buy (35,000+) but cheaper to run.
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Re: Thai cooking

Postby Makmak456 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:53 am

Thanks for that info. Expat friend in town has one, electric. I think he paid 23K TBH for it. Hmmm, 35K will have to defer that a bit, but still want one.
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Re: Thai cooking

Postby rsokolowski » Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:36 am

If you ever get the chance buy the book "Real Thai The Best of Thailand's Regional Cooking" written by Nancie McDermott. My wife is Thai and she loves this book. It even has recipes for curry paste's. Of course if you live in Thailand you can just go to the market, but this is a really good and authentic Thai recipe book.
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Re: Thai cooking

Postby payebacs » Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:39 am

sokolowski. Mc Dermot's a vegetarian book as well which looks great. thanks.
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Re: Thai cooking

Postby geordie » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:22 pm

payebacs wrote:sokolowski. Mc Dermot's a vegetarian book as well which looks great. thanks.


I would imagine that is one of the benifits of thai style cooking you just miss out the meat and the meal will pretty much be the same the flavour is in the "additives" of course you will have to check their ingredients in case they slipped a bit of dead animal in there ?
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