Sunshine and Rainbows: A Soup that Brightens a Grey Day

I woke up this morning to the rain and grey and decided it was time to make rainbow soup. Actually, that sounds like it’s from Sesame Street… I woke up this morning to the rain and grey and decided to make zucchini soba. Does that sound classier? I made stock last week (out of pork…

Thai Desserts: So Fun to Make, Even More Fun to Eat

Thai desserts have become my main heart throb, my raison d’Γͺtre…after my lovely boyfriend of course! Every time I come to Bangkok now, I make a beeline straight to the back of Nahm’s kitchen. My good friends Pi Pat and Pi Ta welcome me back with squeals and semi-hugs (Thai’s don’t hug) and they ask…

Wednesday Soba

Yellow oyster mushrooms, eggs from down the road, radish, scallion, shitake, tofu and seaweed…all over buckwheat noodles!

Growing Some Balls to Learn How to Cook Brain

You know when you really want to do something but don’t have the balls to do it? And then you do it and it’s like, why didn’t I do that earlier?? Last night I went to one of my favorite street vendors in my neighborhood, Khun Yu, and ordered a new dish I hadn’t tasted…

Thai Dessert Sweetness!

This weekend my heart was aching for Thailand and my teeth were aching for something sweet. I wasn’t in the mood for chocolate (I’m not sure how this is possible!) and ice cream wasn’t going to cut it, so I hiked up to Elmhurst to buy some Thai ingredients. I came home, arms loaded with…

Get Your Res On: Andres Carne de Res

Warning: the following post is littered with cheesy Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory lyrics. An intense chocolate or arepa craving may occur after reading. ‘Cause I’ve got a golden ticket. I’ve got a golden chance to make my way. And with a golden ticket, it’s going to be a golden day! After an hour…

Bringing a Touch of Del Posto to Chiang Mai

My friend Sunee has been a cooking instructor at Chiang Mai University for thirty years. When she has the opportunity to bring in another chef/cook/someone who likes to cook, she seizes the opportunity, both for herself and for her students. She is given the chance to step back for a day and assist, while the…

Thai Home Cooking, Royal Style

I’m so full! Can I be cheesy and say both physically and emotionally? Good, there I said it. I just got home from one of those evenings that leave goosebumps on your arms because it was so fun and full of great people. My friend Andy, a chef who is wise in the ways of…