Month: August 2017

Mango & Sticky rice!

This is probably one of my all time favorite desserts (aside from ice cream). I was SO, SO, SO excited to make Mango and Sticky rice because it’s so simple and it really fits any occasion, whether it be a fancy party or a family picnic. And I love that having mango in it makes me feel just a little healthier πŸ™‚ This recipe is very easy to make, it’s just making the sticky rice that’s the most challenging part (and even that’s not that hard!). The traditional way to make sticky rice is with a basket and a pot of water (which is the only way I know how to make it). I’m sure there’s another way to make sticky rice, like with a rice cooker, however I know that it’s a little more challenging that way because the measurements of water and rice are hard to grasp. Perfect spoonful with everything in one bite… Yum!! The basket I used is from a Thai market in LA. It’s very similar to a Thai Costco …

Summer time Thai Tea popsicles

Summer is still poppin so I thought it would be perfect to make these vibrant and satisfying Thai Tea popsicles! So fun and perfect for the hot sun, these make the best treats for both kids and adults!! This recipe is so simple to make and you have a lot of options for it as well. To make my Thai Tea, I used a Moka pot but you can easily use a coffee machine as well, just make it like an espresso because we want a very strong brew. Either way, both of those work perfectly fine. I’ll link the Moka pot and Thai Tea mix I used down below for you guys! I just fill the bottom of my Moka pot with a full glass of water and add the Thai Tea mix into the funnel. Screw on the top and place it over the stove until the water boils and you get Thai Tea! From there, you just add in condensed milk (I’ll list the exact ingredients below) and now you’ve got options: …

Thai Stir Fried Eggplant Recipe

Another delicious recipe I couldn’t help to share!! I actually have a garden in my backyard where I grow eggplants and I had so many that were ripe so I decided to make one of my favorite eggplant recipes. I’m truly not a huge fan of eggplant and I feel like it’s quite difficult to cook and there’s not many dishes that have eggplants. This recipe, though, totally changed my view and it is SOOOOOOO GOOD. Trust me on this! If you’re not a huge fan of eggplant as well, I really recommend giving this a try and seeing if it’ll change your mind! I love cooking with coconut milk… I feel like it gives such a creamy, unique taste to every dish and it adds just a pop of exactly what you need. Especially with this eggplant recipe, it’s so yummy and just elevates everything to the next level. Yum!!! This Thai eggplant dish is a family favorite. With coconut milk and Thai basil, everything comes together so nicely and it is such a …

Thai Holy Basil Stir-Fry Chicken

Hi guys! I was so excited to share this recipe because it’s so darn simple and requires not much technique at all. This dish, called “Gra Prao Gai” in Thai, is super yummy and really popular in Thailand. What I love about this recipe is that there’s so much wiggle room with the ingredients. You can practically use any meat you desire (chicken, beef, pork, even tofu!) and it all turns out so good. You can also alter the amount of chili you put in, whether you like your dish extra spicy or not spicy at all. The egg is an optional addition, but I really recommend making it because it gives so much extra flavor and texture, especially when the egg yolk is nice and runny YUM! One thing I do want to warn you with is that when you cook the chilis, oH MAN it will make you tear up and cough like crazy, something that I personally struggled with… It was so annoying because I had to stand there and continue stir …

Mango Bay, Thailand

Hi everyone! I wanted to share the amazing experience I had in Thailand this summer and although I go almost every year (I have family there), the islands never fail to complete my trip. This year I went to two different islands, Koh Samui and Koh Tao. On Koh Tao is a smaller island, Mango Bay. I stayed at the Mango Bay Boutique Resort and let me tell you guys… it’s so darn AWESOME. First of all, this resort is basically its own little island in the middle of water; so there’s no sandy beach area just water and the resort. The rooms here are bungalows that are all hidden inside the mountain. I stayed in a bungalow that was a little higher up so it was one heck of a walk to get there. Every morning and night I basically had to trek up a million steps and rocks in between trees and bushes just to get to and from my room. Even though that sounds terrible, I think it truly added to the …