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...

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...

July 4, 2013

Pad Thai is a famous dish in the US and around the world. Despite being famous all over the world, It's just not one of the dishes you see everywhere in Thailand like the rest of the world. It's almost considered a specialty, you have to hunt for it and you have to know where to go to get it. Other noodle dishes like Pad Sea Ew (Stir fired noodles with soy sauce and Chinese broccoli) or Lard Na (noodles with thick gravy) are more common and you will see the...

September 6, 2012

The best part of running Thai Fresh, apart from working with the best employees, chatting about nothing and everything with customers, receiving deliveries from local farmers, is being able to change our menu everyday all day long. It's more challenging and fun to always have to think what to make for our small rotating menu of about 14 items. I spend a lot of my time reading old Thai cookbooks, and I mean old, 20 to 30 years old, that my parents brought fr...

December 10, 2009

New Year has rolled around and I almost didn't notice it. 2009 was a wonderful year and I'm looking forward to another great year to come. An exciting beginning for us this year, we are expanding our store to double to size. We are adding ice cream up to 12 flavors a day, a tea house and yummy baked goods both from Thailand and around the world.

To celebrate the New Year, I thought I would post this recipe for a favorite dish of mine. This is the only dish t...

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