Archive | She Fries RSS feed for this section

My Book – Simple Thai Food: Classic Recipes from the Thai Home Kitchen

Simple Thai Food by Leela Punyaratabandhu
Remember when the Zealous Water Buffalo told you many months ago that I was writing a book? Well, it’s done. Simple Thai Food: Classic Recipes from the Thai Home Kitchen won’t be available until around mid-May, but if you preorder it now, you will be among the first people to get it.

That’s not all, if you preorder the book now, you will be given access to a video tutorial on how to make red curry from scratch, from the homemade paste to the finished dish. I do not intend on making this video public on the blog or elsewhere, at least within the next year or so. So it will be available immediately to only the early birds among you and no one else. So, please be sure to keep the email confirmation from your bookseller of choice (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, iBooks, and Google Books) when you preorder.

You have until Thai New Year (April 13) to do so which is when I will tell you how to redeem your gift.

But first, let me tell you a bit about the book so you know what you’re investing in. In keeping with the theme of simplicity, I will sum up this book into one sentence. Continue Reading →

Comments are closed

Soured Pork Sausage Omelet – Khai Jiao Naem (ไข่เจียวแหนม)

Soured Pork Sausage Omelet
You remember soured pork sausage, naem (แหนม), right?

I mentioned this flavorful, fermented sausage of minced pork and strips of pork rind here for the first time 3 years ago when I wrote about naem fried rice. Not too long after that post, I told you about how you can ferment pork ribs and serve them baked or deep-fried. A few months later, I gave you another dose of naem — this time in the form of fermented, braised, and pan-seared beef short ribs. Five weeks after that, I took you to one of Chicagoan Thai food lovers’ favorite restaurants, Spoon Thai, where they made a very good version of crispy rice salad with naem. And as if naem hadn’t permeated this site enough, I dragged you all the way to Bangkok with me — through a crude, homespun video which wasn’t meant for public consumption initially — for a taste of another version of crispy rice salad with naem from one of Bangkok’s most loved vendors, Pa Yai. Continue Reading →

Comments are closed

Stir-Fry of Flowering Garlic Chives and Pork (ผักไม้กวาดผัดหมู)

Stir-fried Garlic Chives with Pork
If you have had pad thai as it’s made in Thailand, you are already aware of the unfailing presence of the main aromatic ingredient and a side garnish/crudité: the leaves and tender stalks of garlic chives. And if you regularly wander the streets of Bangkok a little further beyond pad thai stalls, chances are you have seen or tasted Chinese steamed chive dumplings or fried chive cakes wherein the leaves of Chinese chives are used. Continue Reading →

Comments { 14 }