Foodie Diary (February 2023)

My culinary adventures

Khua Kling Sator (02-13)

Today I prepared yet another southern Thai “Khua Kling” (คั่วกลิ้ง) curry for lunch. This time I mixed in sator beans and added a fried egg.

Khua Kling Sator
Khua Kling Sator

Boat Noodle Soup (02-10)

Anne had asked for soup this evening. After a quick check of the supplies and a trip to the butcher, i was able to make a Thai “Guai Tiao Ruea” (ก๋วยเตี๋ยวเรือ) or “Boat Noodle Soup”. But I cheated again and used the instant paste for Boat Noodle Soup.

Boat Noodle Soup
Boat Noodle Soup

Three Thai Dishes (02-10)

Today, I made Northern Thai “Naem Thod Bai Makrut” (แหนมทอดใบมะกรูด) for lunch. Furthermore, I also prepared a simple “Laap Moo” (ลาบหมู) and an omelette stuffed with the Khua Kling leftovers from the previous evening.

Three Thai Dishes
Three Thai Dishes
Laap Moo
Laap Moo

Salad and Curry (02-09)

Tonight I prepared a dry southern Thai “Khua Kling” (คั่วกลิ้ง) curry using Yak Thai’s “Prik Gaeng Pak Dai” Paste. For the curry itself, I followed the recipe from “Eating Thai Food”. In contrast, i also made a quite liquid salad with straw mushrooms from northern Thailand. This one is called “Tom Yam Hed Fang” (ต้มยำเห็ดฟาง), but has nothing in common with the famous soup.

Salad and Curry
Salad and Curry
Khua Khling
Khua Khling
Tom Yam Hed Fang
Tom Yam Hed Fang

Fast Stir-Fry (02-08)

Today we had the very simple Thai Stir-Fry “Pad Galam Plee Moo Sap” (ผัดกะหล่ำปลีหมูสับ) for lunch. This is Chinese cabbage, fried together with garlic and minced meat, and then deglazed with fish sauce and oyster sauce.

Pad Galam Plee Moo Sap
Pad Galam Plee Moo Sap

Sup Nor Mai Moo Sap (02-05)

Tonight I prepared a “Sup Nor Mai Moo Sap” (ซุปหน่อไม้หมูสับ). This a spicy bamboo salad from Isaan, in which I also added minced pork.

Sup Nor Mai Moo Sap
Sup Nor Mai Moo Sap

Salad and Curry (02-04)

This evening I prepared another “Gaeng Khilek” (แกงขี้เหล็ก) with the leaves of the cassod tree. This time it was based on a recipe from Isaan with clear broth instead of coconut milk and pork ribs as protein. I served this along with a “Som Tam” (ส้มตำ) and deep-fried pork.

Som Tam and Gaeng Khilek Isaan
Som Tam and Gaeng Khilek Isaan
Som Tam and Deep-Fried Pork
Som Tam and Deep-Fried Pork
Gaeng Khilek
Gaeng Khilek

Two Thai Salads (02-02)

Tonight we had the two salads from southern Thailand. To be precise a “Yam Goong Siap” (ยำกุ้งเสียบ) and “Yam Plaa Muek Jot Ma Prau” (ยำปลาหมึกยอดมะพร้). I took both recipes from the book “Thailand - The Cookbook” and both should actually use unripe, green mango, which I replaced with a fresh, green Granny Smith apple.

Two Thai Salads
Two Thai Salads
Yam Plaa Muek Jot Ma Prau
Yam Plaa Muek Jot Ma Prau
Yam Gung Siap
Yam Goong Siap

Curry and Salads (02-01)

Tonight we had curry leftovers and two Thai salads. The first salad was a “Nuea Nam Tok” (เนื้อน้ำตก) following a recipe from the book “Pok Pok” by Andy Ricker. And the second salad was a simple “Laap Moo” (ลาบหมู).

Curry und Salate
Curry und Salate
Nuea Nam Tok
Nuea Nam Tok
Laap Moo
Laap Moo