THAI GREEN CURRY (By a Thai Girl)
By popular demand, I thought it’s time to give the centre stage to one of the most popular Thai dishes outside Thailand (probably only second to Pad Thai). *Drum roll* The delicious, mouthwatering, and most controversially misunderstood of all curries; Thai Green Curry.
Unless you have been to Thailand, have Thai friends whose mothers have cooked for you (this is location dependent ie. can she get all the ingredients), or are freakishly lucky to have come across a restaurant that sticks to the real flavour (very rare), I guarantee you that the Thai green curry you have come to love is almost definitely the westerner version of this beautiful curry.… Read more
THE HUMBLE MUSHROOM – Part 1
I love mushrooms.
Mushrooms love fat,
They also love salt,
preferably sprinkled generously toward the end of cooking.
Also best friend with robust herbs like thymes and rosemary,
and of course, the ultimate friend: garlic.
As you can gather, I am rather fond of mushrooms. Ever since I was a kid, I couldn’t get enough. In my opinion, few vegetables can divide people’s like and dislike as much as mushrooms. Okay, maybe tomatoes too. People who hate mushrooms, my dear brother being one of them, seem to tell me that their biggest problem is the texture, or rather the slimy texture.… Read more