October 15, 2016

Before I let this month go by without posting, I thought I just couldn't miss this recipe. It is perfect for the season: winter squash season and Halloween sea

September 29, 2016

Make soup, I answered. Every time someone see me gather these white roots, they always wonder what I do with them. Dai kon soup is one of the simplest and most

September 2, 2016

The summer garden is just coming to the end as Fall is arriving. Everything is so vibrant and happy in my garden. We have harvested a few cucumbers and a few tomatoes. 

Thai basil took off this year. It's so healthy and beautiful I just want to dance around it.  I picked some to make my favorite fried rice. Back home, we use holy basil for this dish or Bai Ka Prow.  A lot of time here in the US, restaurant has to substitute Sweet Thai Basil for this dish bec...

July 13, 2016

When it comes to seafood, nothing beat the ultimate Thai seafood sauce. Growing up in the south of Thailand, seafood is abundant. I grew up on the coast and seafood was a regular at our dining table. Even after I moved to Bangkok, the coast is only 2 1/2 hours away. This is also the perfect food for raw oysters. I often take this sauce wit me when invited for an oyster party. It is always the biggest hit of the party. It is great on grilled, steamed or boil...

March 4, 2016

Yesterday, I was participating in Farm to Plate, the annual fundraising for Sustainable Food Center at Barr Mansion.

First off, I have to congratulate Barr Mansion for their new and beautiful sustainable ballroom. It was stunning and it made the night so memorable.

The event is a zero waste event which means no disposable serving cups are allowed. I was serving Larb, a spicy minced pork salad w/ mint and cilantro on Radicchio lettuce leaves. Yo...

December 10, 2015

It has been a while since I last posted. The restaurant is going really well and I am loving every second of it. Waking up to go to work still makes me happy e

December 5, 2015

I always forget how delicious this dish is until the end of each year when pumpkins are everywhere. Although a little late in the game since Halloween is long gone, you can still find pumpkin at the grocery store and farmers' market until the end of winter. This is a great side dish for Holiday Parties. If you haven't thought of what to cook for your Christmas dinner, this is definitely a winner.

My favorite winter squash to use for cooking is kombucha...

November 12, 2015

When thinking of a common popular Thai noodle dish, people always think of Pad Thai. But long before Pad Thai came to play, Pad See Ew is one of the oldest street noodle dishes for Thai people. You can always count on Pad See Ew vendor to be there. This simple dish can be made easily with only 5 ingredients. You can always substitute other vegetables like bok choy, regular broccoli, collard greens, kale, or even thinly sliced zucchini. Traditionally, Thais...

October 9, 2015

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Eating is the big part of this holiday and that's why it is my most favorite holiday of all. Everybody is talking and thinking about food and there are plentiful of good food everywhere. As everybody is thinking about what to make, I thought I would post this recipe again using wonderful Broccoli Raab or Rapini from Simmons Family Farm out in Neiderwald. I posted this same recipe using Morning Glory here. Rapini is a...

April 10, 2015

As Spring is wrapping up, I thought I would share this version of spring rolls that I find much easier to make, less chance of breaking the wrapper and definitely much more attractive to look at. Spring in Texas is short lived. Now that it is getting hotter and we won't have our lettuce for very much longer, visit the farmers' markets, grab some lettuce and carrots before it's all gone. You can pretty much put anything in there, the more colors, the better....

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