Foodie Diary (Dec. 2023)

My culinary adventures

New Year’s Eve (12-31)

We spent New Year’s Eve at David and Bab’s place in Ittersbach. There we celebrated the New Year with raclette and fondue with broth and meat.

Raclette and Fondue
Raclette and Fondue

Sabaidi in Karlsruhe (12-30)

When we visited “Sabaidi Thai Food” in Karlsruhe, i shared the “Moo Dad Diau”, “Goong Chae Nam Plaa”, “Laap Bpet” and the “Goong Ob Woon Sen” with Anne.

Moo Dad Diau
Moo Dad Diau
Goong Chae Nam Plaa
Goong Chae Nam Plaa
Two Dishes
Two Dishes

Thai Moo Kratha (12-26)

Tonight we had a small Thai “Moo Kratha” BBQ (หมูกระทะ) for two people. As broth I used instant chicken powder, which I mixed with a paste made from coriander roots, white pepper, lemongrass, ginger and roasted rice powder.

As i had nothing else at hand, I used dill instead of coriander in the “Nam Jim Jaew” Dip. This went surprisingly well, which didn’t really surprise me when I thought about it, since it’s a dip from Isaan and “Laotian coriander”.

Moo Kratha ingredients
Moo Kratha ingredients
Broth
Broth
Nam Jim Jaew with dill
Nam Jim Jaew with dill

Gaeng Panaeng Gai (12-25)

This evening we had a quick Thai “Gaeng Panaeng Gai” with chicken breast, green beans and peanuts for dinner.

Gaeng Panaeng Gai
Gaeng Panaeng Gai

Ghai Thod (12-25)

Today we had golden fried chicken breast with a homemade satay sauce for lunch. Or “Nam Jim Sate” (น้ำจิ้มสะเต๊ะ) as it is called in Thai.

Gai Thod
Gai Thod

Three Thai Dishes (12-21)

Tonight’s dinner were three different Thai dishes. First a “Yam Som O” (ยำส้มโอ), secons a “Hoi Thod” (หอยทอด) and finally “Mok Hed Khon Kaau” (หมกเห็ดขอนขาว). The latter are steamed white mushrooms from Isaan that are actually wrapped in a banana leaf. I steamed my shimeji mushrooms in a bowl due to the lack of banana leaves.

Three Thai Dishes
Three Thai Dishes
Hoi Thod
Hoi Thod
Mok Hed Khon Kaau
Mok Hed Khon Kaau

Northern Minced Meat (12-21)

Today’s lunch was a first recipe from my new book “The Food of Northern Thailand”. This “Moo Sap Pad Kap Pak Dawng” (หมูสับผัดกับผักดอง) is a quick stir-fry dish with minced meat and pickled leafy vegetables, originating from Chiang Rai province.

Moo Sap Pad Kap Pak Dawng
Moo Sap Pad Kap Pak Dawng

Two Thai Salads (12-20)

Tonight we had two exciting Thai salads. On one hand, the “Yam Som O Sut Boran” (ยำส้มโอสูตรโบราณ) with pomelo from central Thailand. And on the other hand the “Yam Hed Hom” with shiitake mushrooms from Isaan.

Two Thai Salads
Two Thai Salads
Yam Hed Hom
Yam Hed Hom
Yam Som O Sut Boran
Yam Som O Sut Boran

Green Lao Curry (12-20)

Today’s lunch was a slightly sour, but also pretty spicy green lao curry with pork, beef and thai eggplants.

Green Lao Curry
Green Lao Curry

My present (12-19)

Yay! Today my Christmas present arrived. I treated myself to the book “The Food of Northern Thailand” by Austin Bush and I’m really excited what to expect.

The Food of Northern Thailand
The Food of Northern Thailand

Christmas bakery (12-17)

Since I’m still sick, I couldn’t cook anything today, so here are some pictures form Anne’s Christmas bakery instead.

Anne's Christmas bakery
Anne's Christmas bakery
Coconut macaroons
Coconut macaroons

Chicken noodle soup (12-14)

Yesterday Anne brought a stock chicken from shopping. I cooked this today with dried daylilies, chinese dates, carrots and parsnips and ate it as chicken noodle soup this evening.

Hühnernudelsuppe
Hühnernudelsuppe

Sushi and Wakame (12-13)

As i felt no better this evening, Anne got sushi again for dinner, this time with wakame salad.

Sushi and Wakame
Sushi and Wakame
Sushi-Fish
Sushi-Fish

Rainbow Sushi (12-12)

Anne brought a box of “Rainbow Sushi” from shopping today, which served as an appetizer this evening.

Rainbow Sushi
Rainbow Sushi

Pork with daylilies (12-12)

Today’s lunch was a quick Chinese stir-fried dish with marinated pork, dried daylilies and yellow bean paste.

Pork with daylilies
Pork with daylilies

Mussels and Curries (12-08)

At Anne’s request, tonight’s dinner was a thai “Gaeng Panaeng Nuea” (แกงพะแนงเนื้อ). I also prepared a “Gaeng Phed Fak Tong” (แกงเผ็ดฟักทอง) with beef and pumpkin, as well as a small portion of fried mussels or “Pad Hoi Ga Phong” (ผัดหอยกะพง).

Mussels and Curries
Mussels and Curries
Gaeng Panaeng Nuea
Gaeng Panaeng Nuea
Pad Hoi Ga Phong
Pad Hoi Ga Phong