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Category Archives for "Thai Soups"

Thai Mango Gazpacho Recipe

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The idea for this Thai Mango Gazpacho recipe came to me a few weeks ago when I was making a chilled Thai watermelon and mint soup.  I’m not one for cold soups but as we were in the middle of a heatwave, it was so perfectly refreshing that I thought to myself, hmmm, what else […]

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How to Make a Delicious Thai Congee for Breakfast

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Thai congee, known as Jok (pronounced joke) in Thailand, is a rice porridge breakfast dish that is commonly served with pork meatballs and a variety of Thai condiments and topping such as fried onions and garlic, chiles, fish sauce, sliced ginger, green onions, and cilantro. I absolutely fell in love with Jok when I was […]

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Kaeng Som (Southern Thai Sour Curry Soup)

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Kaeng Som is a classic southern Thai sour curry soup. It is NOT for the unadventurous. But if you’re up for a challenge, you’re in the right place, especially if you like set-your-mouth-on-fire-spicy (also sweating, watering eyes, and some serious nose drainage). This is perhaps not my most appealing introduction to a recipe. I know, most westerners don’t like […]

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How to Make Panang Curry Soup

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Panang curry soup is perhaps not the most authentic Thai dish. Traditionally, Panang curry is more of a thick and creamy sauce that accompanies chicken, beef and duck. It is one of the more common Thai curries and is unique in its use of Indian spices and its mild, sweet flavor. For that reason, it’s typically […]

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Simple Tom Kha Gai Soup Recipe

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Tom Kha Gai soup is a hot and sour chicken and coconut milk soup with a touch of sweetness. It is without a doubt, one of Thailand’s most famous soups. In my three trips to Thailand, I experienced quite a variation in styles. Some were thick and more coconut milk-based, some thinner and more broth-based, some […]

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Massaman Coconut Curry Recipe

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I’m a food snob. I totally admit it. I can’t help it. Really I can’t. I just want to try ALL THE FOOD IN THE WORLD. And sometimes I can’t understand how other people don’t feel the same way. Take my recent trip to Thailand as an example. I felt like a kid in candy […]

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Simple Tom Yum Soup

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This simple tom yum soup recipe comes straight from Thailand! The recipe below is the exact recipe from the Thai family that owned and operated the guesthouse where I recently stayed on the island of Koh Lanta. It’s also included in my cookbook, The Thai Soup Secret. Their food was so good that at one […]

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Thai Coconut Red Curry Chicken Soup

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I don’t think it’s humanly possible to dislike this Thai Coconut Red Curry Chicken Soup recipe. One of the big reasons is that the coconut milk and added sugar make this sweet! Considering all the anti-sugar hysteria that now runs rampant through our culture (much of it for good reason), you might be surprised to […]

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Thai Coconut Green Curry Seafood Soup

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It was a trip to Thailand where I first fell in love with Thai soups. God how I loved them. The hot and sour soups, the red curries, the green curries, the sweet yellow (also called massaman) curries, all swimming in scents of fresh lemongrass, ginger, Thai basil and fish sauce. Because they were made […]

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