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Tips Thai food of

Nowadays, Thai foods become more popular in almost every where in the world, but not many people know exactly what bring them the best place among foods worldwide. The secret is in this pocket book. , which aims to present how amazing Thai foods are. It contains of a number of Thai traditional tips and tricks. Also, it provides some useful information about hidden nutrient from ingredients like hurbs or local vegetables. Enjoy your recipe!




tomyam kung TIP Best served hot with a plate of steamed rice and a dish of omelette.




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step one

Clean a straw mushroom with clean water as clean as posible because a straw mushroom has a lot of soil. So you have to make sure that it clean before using

how to cut a Straw mushroom perfectly

Squeezing the Most Juice from limes

step two

Roll it against the counter

step three

Then you will have a nice shape of strew mushroom, and you are really to cook them.

Rolling helps to burst open some of the individual segments inside limes and lemons so it’s easier to get at the juice. It’s like pre-juicing! cut a strew mushroom in this way because this is the way that has the best shape of a strew mushroom. But if you cut in another way it will be a other shape

Use a fork. If all else fails and you’re convinced there’s still juice to be had, try twisting the citrus segment around a fork. The tines will help to break open any remaining bits of pulp.

tip thai food : tom yam kung

the fish smells tip

how to pull a Coriander leave easily

Use lemon or Coriander leaves while preparing the meal. If you don’t wantthe lemon or Coriander leaves to flavor the dish very much just use a couple drops of lemon juice to cancel-out the fish smells.

Wash away a dirt with the clean water. Then remove a stalk by folding the leave from left to right , then carefully pull a stalk up right.

30 sec

Stick it in the microwave. A good 20 to 30 seconds on high helps the citrus juice flow more easily, especially if you’re taking the fruit straight from the fridge. After microwaving, let it cool for a minute

Finally, you got four coriander pieces ready to use. Make sure you cook them as soon as posiible for the best flavour.




padthai The key to perfect pad thai is to balance the sweet, salty, sour, spicy, and bitter flavors, which make the dish so delicious


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Garlic chives

fresh and delicious radish

Have as little green part near the head as possible, because green means it got too much sun so it doesn’t taste as nice.

Try to choose a radish which looks good as straight as posible. Because a straight radish that means a good quality.

Evenly sized with clean and smooth surface (no bumps on the surface if possible)

tip thai food : Padthai

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Cut around 5 inch off because it is too sticky to cook

Tofu is also sold in sealed containers kept at room temperature, which do not need refrigeration until they are opened. When opened, all tofus needs to be rinsed, covered with water and kept in a refrigerated container. To keep the tofu fresh for up to one week, the water should be changed often. If kept in the original package, you can freeze tofu for up to five months.




milk soup with

chicken TIP Place the lemongrass,galangal, coconut milk and chicken stock in a large saucepan over low heat. Cook, covered, for 1 hour to develop the flavours.



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HOW TO choose coco-nuts

The most suitable coco-nut for cooking soup should be the old one, noticing from lines on the top. The line must be long and dark.

Tap the coco-nut with your hand for about five times. A perfect coco-nut should have a bass sound.

To check which one is old enough, you can simply look for the one on the bottom. It usually be the oldest one respectively.

The old coco-nut mostly has a messy and hairy skin. If you have found one, pick it!

The old coco-nut contains of a thick meat, it works like a ball so this makes it floatable!

tip thai food : coconut milk soup with chicken

Parsley helps stimulate the tiny blood vessels that surround your eyes. One of the reasons is that beta carotene is good for the eyes and parsley is rich in this compound.

galanga juice

Add the water, galangal ,and boil for a couple of minutes

Add 2 table spoon of sugar to make galanga juice taste better and easy to drink

You can add 2 table spoon of lemon juice into galanga juice to make your drink taste smooter




papaya salad

TIP Using a pestle to pound and mix the ingredients with papaya makes the sauce get into the papaya better than stirring. It will also make your Som tam juicy!





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how to keep the fresh raw papaya A trick to keep your sliced papaya fresh and crispy is to put them into a bowl full of ice. This also helps keeping them much a bit longer.

How to pick the perfect ripe papaya When buying papaya fruit at the shops, look for mostly yellow with a bit of green fruit which will fully ripen at home. The fully ripe papaya fruit is bright yellow. Papaya fruit should feel firm and heavy for its size, yielding to gentle pressure similar to avocado. Avoid fruit that is overly soft, has blemishes or soft spots If you smell at the base where the fruit was attached to the tree, it will have a nice light sweet smell

tip thai food : papata salad

Tomato Cooking Tips and Hints

Cut A good serrated knife is far superior to a flat-edged knife for slicing tomatoes Do not use an aluminum pot, pan or utensil when cooking tomatoes. The acid in the tomato reacts unfavorably with the aluminum. Using aluminum makes the cooked tomatoes more bitter and fades the color. The dish will also absorb some of the aluminum and the acid in the tomatoes can pit and discolor the aluminum cookware.

If your tomatoes seem overly acidic, you can add a sprinkle of sugar and salt, both of which will bring out the flavor.

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How to get the chilli off your hands If you feel your hands burning and want to get the chilli off before touching your eyes, washing your hands with soap and water won’t help. So, Olive oil! When the pain became unbearable, I rubbed a tablespoon of olive oil all over my hands for about a minute, then washed them with soap and water. The olive oil helped to dissolve the capsaicin in the jalapeno - which is more soluble in oil than in water - so it could be rinsed away.




Chicken Green Curry TIP

Add the lemongrass, curry paste to the skillet and stir for 2 minutes. Pour in the coconut milk and chicken broth. Lay the chicken pieces in the mixture to poach; add a pinch of salt. Stir together and simmer over low heat for 10 to 15 minutes.

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Cockroach Berry

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how different between sweet basil and Thai Basil

The sweet basil is a bigger leave than a thai basil leave. The texture is not smooth as a thai basil.

The thai basil has a thicker leave than the sweet basil leave. And the leave is smaller than a sweet basil as well.

The sweet basil has a white stem or light green colour. Also, the stem of the sweet basil has a little bit hairy.

The thai basil has a red stem and some of them has a little bit dark red. the stem has a smooth texture.

The sweet basil has a soft smell. Also, the taste of a sweet basil is a little bit softer than the thai basil.


The thai basil has a lot strong smell. and it is easy to buy.

tip thai food : chicken green curry

How to keep Thai basil 1

Wrap with paper


Using the zip lock pack


Keep in refrigerator

little tip about Cockroach Berry

Cutting a Cockroach Berry in a half is the perfect piece to cook. Then you should add Cockroach Berry while the water is boiling Clean a Cockroach Berry with clean water as clean as posible and add a little bit of salt in the water




Miang Pla Too

TIP Arguably the simplest way to cook mackerel is quickly pan-frying the fillets; just remember to remove the pin bones first. holds its own against a variety of ingredients.


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Bake mackerel

How to Cook Mackerel

Fry mackerel

Make mackerel in the oven by baking it. Spray a roasting pan or baking dish with cooking spray. Arrange mackerel fillets skin side down and season with salt, pepper or other seafood seasonings. Drizzle the mackerel with melted butter to help it stay moist, then bake for ten minutes

Pan frying is a quick method of cooking mackerel that requires little preparation. Add a small amount of oil or melted butter to a heated pan. Place the mackerel fillet in the pan skin side down. Season the side facing you with salt and pepper. Turn the fish after 5 minutes and cook for an additional five minutes.

Grill mackerel The firm texture of this fish allows you to cook with mackerel in ways that aren’t options with more delicate seafood, like grilling. Place mackerel skin side down on a hot grill and grill on each side for about 5 minutes or until the fish flakes easily when touched with a fork.

tip thai food : miang pla too

Quickly Peel Garlic There are two things you can do to make it easier to peel garlic. The first tip is to place the garlic clove in a bowl, place another bowl on top and shake really hard.

This will loosen it up making it easier to peel. You can also put the garlic clove in the microwave for about 15 seconds. The heat from the microwave will loosen the garlic up by drawing the moisture out of it which ends up getting stuck in the skin and makes it harder to peel.

15 sec

Peel Ginger With A Spoon

easier with it. Just scrape the spoon against the skin and it comes right off. It fits right into all the little conPeeling ginger with a spoon is easier tours of it, making things easier for and faster than using a paring knife you at the same time. Doing this also or a vegetable peeler because it peels reduces waste.





TIP Most importantly be brave when you cook this dish, all of your ingredients should be prepared prior to cooking ready to through in at each stage, think fast and serve immediately


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Turkey berry will help the taste of a bamboo shoot which is bitter. Chop a bamboo shoot in a medium piece. Pull the Turkey berry from stem

tip thai food : jungle curry

knowing about baby-corn

Baby corn looks just like regular corn only much smaller. Baby corn is sold ready-peeled and pre-packed. Unlike the larger variety, which has a tough, inedible core, you can eat the tender middle stem. vitamin C potassium

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Is it good for me? Corn is a low-GI vegetable, and the baby variety is a good source of folate - one of the B-group vitamins. Baby corn also provides potassium, dietary fibre and vitamin C.

Buying and storing Look for fresh-looking stems that are pale yellow in colour. Store baby corn in its packaging in the crisper of the fridge for up to three days.

3 days

Preparation Simply wash, and slice if desired.





cream curry

TIP Chaokoh brand coconut milk works the best with this recipe because of its higher fat content, making for a thick and creamy sauce.

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tip thai food : peanut-coconut cream curry

How to prepare lemon grass Peel away the tough outer layers to reveal the pale lower secion of the stem. Use a sharp knife to trim the base. Press the stem with the flat side of a knife to bruise and release the flavour. This is essential when infusing soups and syrups. For curries, slice the lemongrass into thin rings.

Chop shallot without tear Cut the onion under water. This is an effective method, but the problem is that it’s a bit difficult to maneuver. In the water.

3 steps when get the pepper in the eye

Don’t touch your eyes. Pepper is an oil-based substance which causes severe irritation to your eyes and skin. If you get pepper in your eyes, resist the temptation to touch your face or rub your eyes. Touching your face will just spread the oil around and increase the affected area

Chill your onions in the freezer for 10 - 15 minutes before cutting them. This reduces the amount of the acid enzyme released into the air and has zero effect on taste.

Splash milk onto your face. Milk is often used by people hit with pepper. The milk can ease the burn from the Flush your eyes with water. Pepper spray, but will not clean off the oils leaves an oily residue on your skin and residue. and in your eyes which you need to clean off as quickly as possible. The most straightforward way to do this is just by flushing your face and eyes with cool water. You should do this for at least fifteen minutes



Spicy vegetable soup


TIP Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Soup is going to absorb into every ingredients and that makes the soup is tasty

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tip thai food : spicy vegetable soup

6 healthy reasons to eat gourd

Aids digestion

Great for weight loss

Helps treat urinary disorders

People suffering from constipation should eat gourd as it is high in fibre and helps clear the food stuck in your colon. Additionally, juice made out of gourd also helps in the treatment of acidity as it is alkaline in nature

gourd is one of the best foods you can have if you want to lose weight as it is 96% water, and a 100g serving contains as little as 12 calories. The high fibre content will take care of your hunger, and keep you feeling full.

gourd has a cooling effect on your body, and a glass of gourd juice is a great diuretic that can be used to treat burning sensation while passing urine. This burning sensation is caused due to high levels of acid in the urine, which can be countered by the alkaline nature of gourd juice.

Refreshes you during summers


Reduces stress

70% of the urban population is at risk of heart disease due to wrong lifestyle choices like eating fried and processed foods, smoking, etc. Like a lot of fruits and vegetables, gourd has zero cholesterol and is rich in vitamins like vitamin C and antioxidants making it good for your heart

It is quite easy to feel stressed in today’s times, and unhealthy eating can only worsen the situation. Bottle gourd has a high water content has a cooling effect on your body which makes you feel better the very moment you take it. It also has diuretic, sedative and antibilious properties which makes your body feel better internally, and keeps stress at bay.w

Just like cucumber, gourd too has a high amount of water which keeps you hydrated during summers. Drinking a glass of its juice will ensure that you do not face loss of sodium, fatigue or extreme thirst while you are out in the sun. This makes it great for people whose jobs require them to travel in daylight.

health benefits of eating ivy gourd As it is loaded with high amounts of vitamins it got the name of healthy food in various parts of India. Every vitamin is essential for the proper body functioning and is helpful for the defense mechanism. The abundant amount of vitamin C present in the vegetable helps to condition your bones and it also plays a vital role in the development of general structure of the body.

How long do you cook pumpkin?

Cut the pumpkin halves into smaller pieces, then place them skin side up in a shallow baking dish. Add water to just cover the bottom of the dish, and cover tightly. Bake in a 325 F oven until the pumpkin is fork tender. The time will vary depending on the size of your pieces.



Stir fried in Curry powder SPICY TIP stir-fry garlic and gingerroot until fragrant, about 5 seconds. Add curry powder and turmeric and stir-fry 5 seconds.

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Fennel symbolizes longevity, courage, and strength. In addition to its use as medicinal values, fennel has many health benefiting nutrients, essential compounds, anti-oxidants, dietary fiber, minerals, and vitamins.

The taste and odor of fenugreek resembles maple syrup, and it has been used to mask the taste of medicines. In foods, fenugreek is included as an ingredient in spice blends.

l seeds fenne Turmeric powder is a bright yellow powder made by dry grinding of mature turmeric rhizomes (underground stems). The use of turmeric for coloring and flavoring food, for cosmetic purposes and for medicinal properties dates back to the ancient Vedic culture of India.

Curry powder ingredient

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Coriander seeds possess many plant-derived chemical compounds that known to have been anti-oxidant, disease preventing, and health promoting properties.

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tip thai food : stir fried in curry powder

Buying and Storing Green Onions

Green White Green onions, also called scallions, are available year-round in most markets. They have long, straight green leaves and bases that are straight, rather than bulbous-shaped. Both the white base and the green leaves are edible.

Choose green onions that have fresh-looking green tops and clean white ends. Store green onions wrapped in a plastic bag in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator for up to 5 days.

The term “green onions” is sometimes used to refer to spring onions. However, they are not the same. Often found at farmer’s markets, spring onions show the beginnings of a bulbous base, but have been harvested before the base has developed into a large, rounded mature onion. You can substitute spring onions for green onions

When buying green onions for a recipe, keep in mind that 1 medium green onion equals 2 tablespoons sliced green onions.

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Tips of thai food  

Easy tips about ingredients in thai food, Also benefits (The spacial project at University)

Tips of thai food  

Easy tips about ingredients in thai food, Also benefits (The spacial project at University)