All posts tagged: YUM

Tom Yum Shrimp

Winter is rolling around the corner and I know this is the season for the suds and sniffles! I’ve got just the perfect remedy for you… better than chicken noodle soup. This Tom Yum soup is spicy, sour, and perfect to clear up those stuffy noses and sore throats. And guys trust me, again, it’s SO SO simple! This recipe is so healthy, filled with natural ingredients like lemongrass and lime juice. The base of the soup is just water, but you can also use chicken broth as well, it’ll give it a little extra kick of flavor. What’s great about this recipe, also, is that it can be a vegetarian or vegan recipe. Just remove the shrimp and don’t use chicken broth as a base and your good to go! Simple, fast, and DELICIOUS. The most common type of meat or seafood in this recipe is always shrimp but you can also use chicken or any desired meat. Or, like stated above, of course you can just keep it simple and use veggies! I …

Roasted Crispy Pork

Drum roll please…….. Look at that! How amazing does this look?! Let me tell you guys how darn simple this recipe is to make. I know, it looks quite complicated to achieve these delicious, crispy, fatty layers, but it’s surprisingly so easy. This dish requires only 4 ingredients and all you really have to do is pamper your pork belly and get it ready to sit in the oven and roast to perfection! Insert some garlic wholes into the middle of your pork belly to give it that juicy flavor, rub the pork nicely with some spice, and sprinkle the top with salt! How easy is that?? Now let’s talk about the salt for a little. The key is to get that super crispy top so, when you pour the salt on top of the pork belly, BE SUPER GENEROUS. I’m telling you, you’ve got to have a super thick layer of salt that covers the entire skin side of the pork belly. Just pack that stuff on! And don’t be afraid because eventually, we’re …

Pad See Ew

Hey guys I’m back with another delicious Thai stir fried noodle dish!! This time it’s even better… Today I made Pad See Ew which directly translates to “Stir Fried Soy Sauce”. Although that sounds a bit odd, it sure is tasty. This recipe is equally as popular as Pad Thai both here in the states and back in Thailand; And surprisingly, it’s SO SO simple! AHHH these get me so excited! πŸ™‚ What I love about this, again, is the diversity and lenience of the ingredients. In terms of meat, you have all the options you would like… chicken, pork, beef, tofu, or just veggies! It gives such a wide range of room for alterations. Also, the ingredients are quite minimal and easy to obtain. Basic ingredients such as soy sauce, fish sauce, noodles, and eggs are all that are really required! The size of noodle that I used in this recipe is a little smaller in size than the original noodle, however, the type of noodle is correct. You want to get rice noodles, …

Pad Thai Chicken

Surprisingly simple Pad Thai recipe! This dish is SO SO tasty and it’s actually very easy to make. It requires minimal time, so if you’re in a rush this is perfect. All the ingredients are pretty easy to acquire, the only thing that’s a little difficult is the tamarind. I used tamarind juice concentrate for my recipe, which is what’s recommended. I believe there’s a tamarind paste but that’s too strong. Regardless, you definitely can’t take out the tamarind because that’s what really holds together this dish. Β  Again, what I love about these recipes is that there’s so much ease on the ingredients… if you’re vegetarian or even vegan, you can alter what you put in it! You can remove the chicken and just use tofu or you can even just do the noodles with no source of protein. You can even add some vegetables if you want, anything you’d like!! As long as you have the sauce, which is a combination of tamarind juice concentrate, fish sauce, lemon juice, and sugar; That’s what …

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 …