Those who know us personally, they also know our love for food and desire to always try everything. So that’s what we did, once again, in Thailand. Here are more details about our culinary trip to Thailand.
Several people have asked us, following our Facebook or Instagram pictures, to show them local food. So I take my courage in both hands and I go for it. When I arrived in Thailand, I said to myself: “I must find a Pad Thai and show it to you.” What a surprise! Pad Thai is a food that people eat only once or twice a year. Some of the reasons given are that it takes a long time to prepare, it takes too many ingredients and it lacks “Soul” or among other words, it’s rather bland. So I took a cooking class with the locals to go and understand a bit more deeply what Thai food was.
The teacher of our class, Oat (not Mr. Quaker), was super nice and had several answers. We prepared Tom Yum Shrimp Soup, Pad Thai, green curry and sticky mango rice that day. There were 5 people in our group: a Korean mother and her daughter, a Chilean couple and lost in the middle of it all, there was a bald guy, who was doing there?
After a visit to the market to get the ingredients, we prepared the following dishes, before tasting them.
First meal, Tom Yum shrimp soup, followed by Pad Thai. Next, a green curry with white rice. Then a nice, succulent sticky rice with mango.
It was once again, like our experience of cooking in Morocco, happiness in candy! I will certainly repeat the experience in our next country.
Now you will be frustrated after me because I didn’t give you any recipes…. Make no mistake my friends, I’ll give you one in a few moments:
Tom Yum Vegan Soup (well yes vegan… good with livestock alternative)
NB: Tom Yum soup is composed of 3 main ingredients as shown in the picture below. Without these 3 ingredients, it is not a Tom Yum soup.
Here are the ingredients:
There are the quantities now for two people:
– 1 leaf of sweet basil or Thai basil.
– 4 sheets of kefir broken with the hands
– 1 small sliced French shallot
– 1 chilli or 1/2 chopped chilli (Gen vote for half a chilli, she thinks it’s enough)
– 1 tbsp. Galanga in chunks
– 1 stick of lemongrass in large pieces
– 1/4 of a block of tofu
– a handful of mushrooms (shiitake or oyster in small pieces – brunoise)
– 2 tbsp. soy sauce
– 1 1/2 cups of water
– The juice of 1/4 lime
Here are the ingredients to add for a soup with cattle:
– 4 to 6 shrimps or fish of your choice or half a cubed chicken breast …
– Replace soy sauce with fish sauce.
Now the steps:
– Put all the ingredients in the casserole, except the lime, and let it boil to reduce by half. This will give you a concentrate, or commonly known as broth.
– Add water to make 2 portions of soup and the juice of a quarter of a lime.
– Taste and add soy sauce to taste if you wish!
Wishing you a great day. Let us know via comments if you would like us to repeat this experience.