Cucumber dipping sauce

 

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A really lovely sweet-spicy dipping sauce, perfect for serving with Thai fishcakes or fried fish balls, or anything else you like! Continue reading

More tasty eggs – Turkish eggs this time

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‘Same same but not same same’.  That’s the Thai bit done then!

These eggs (straight into ‘rest of the world’ category of course) are very delicious and a Middle Eastern take on the Italian eggs-in-purgatory.

This one isn’t my recipe either (eggs in purgatory is a Nigella recipe) – it’s my friend Amanda’s and it was absolutely perfect for a weekend brunch Continue reading

Pad keemao gai – drunken noodles with chicken


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I love pad keemao (drunken noodles) – and no surprise there as it has my same favourite pad krapow flavours but in a rice noodle dish and with some more veg.

So the same rules apply! If you can get krapow – Thai holy basil – then that’s the best. If you can’t but you can get fresh or jarred horapha – Thai sweet basil – then definitely do that! And if you can’t get either then honestly I would still make it Continue reading

Fried prawn balls


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I’ve been cooking so much recently (which I have loved) that I’ve now got a lot to catch up with here and lots of recipes to share. Can’t wait!

Will start with these little fried prawn balls I made a few nights ago – and I think  everyone liked them. Well, they ate them! These are good served with Continue reading

Green smoothie to start the day

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Definitely this is in the ‘rest of the world’ category rather than anything Thai!  The green smoothie trend shows no signs of slowing down and I love them.

You don’t really need a recipe, just throw things in a blender, but I make mine like this. Continue reading

Noodle salad

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Noodle salad.  Well, that’s a bland-sounding title for a very lovely dish!  I made it because I had bought a bag of bean sprouts to make a pad Thai but then didn’t have the energy on a hot evening to give it the love and attention that pad Thai needs.

So I needed to make something else with bean sprouts and decided on a noodle salad.  It’s a deliberately vague name as it’s much more about the component parts Continue reading

Island-style bacon and eggs

 

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 ‘But Rach, bacon and eggs isn’t Thai food!’

I hear you.

But, done like this, it is for me.  It’s what I call ‘island-style’ bacon and eggs and reminds me of eating in the sunshine, sitting on the sand at a low table Continue reading