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Local Midnight Meal "Ba me Kiow"

If you walk around cities in Thailand at 9-10 pm don't be scared that you will be left with hunger! It's very usual that there are street vendors everywhere especially at night! More shockingly a lot of those street vendors are actually franchisees. There's one brand of street vendors that everybody in Thailand recognize, with the combination colour of red and yellow it stands out at night. " Chai See Ba Me Kiow" is probably the most well known Thai franchise within the country and there has to be one in at least every small parts of town! Ba Me Kiow is basically egg noodles with some dumplings and soup, even though eating a bowl of noodles at night might sound too heavy for some but they are actually not that heavy because of the clear soup! Like I have mentioned because it's a franchise branches I can't pinpoint for you where they are exactly but if you are in Thailand you can just ask the locals at night about where you can find a good bowl of Ba Me Kiow ! I personally love this dish and brand because the price is only $1 and they usually open from 7pm onward so after my classes at the university I would eat a bowl before going back to my room and get the studying done!
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@takebanee82 sometimes people think that the meals they can find outside of thailand should taste similarly to the authenthic thai food but i can guarantee that the food in thailand taste a hundred times better!! you should totally try out the street vendors when you get to Thailand!! and it seems that you have made many thai dishes!~ which ones were your favourite??
I might need to go to some street vendors when I'm in Thailand! I understand by the Thai restaurants in the States though. I had some red curry and it wasn't what I expected to be. So, I went on youtube and find a youtube blog that caters to Thai cooking, so I started to cook my own Thai food, the authentic stuff. Maybe one day, I'll have some real Thai food in Thailand!! Nice pics btw! :)
I hope to go to Thailand someday and try some good Thai street food!! I haven't made, but a few thai desserts like Mango with sticky rice and fried bananas. Going to try and cook some main dishes soon though! :)
I actually went to the states a long time back and they brought me to a Thai restaurant and yes I had to make sure they know I was Thai and then they made it special taste for me lol : ) or else it would have been a bit watered down :( and these are the best when you are hungry at night you can just stop by to have a quick meal
i know what you mean b/c here in the state's, thai restaurants are not as authentic meaning they cook catering to the westerners taste more b/c they cant handle the spice in the food therefore the dish is americanize....so when i go to my friend's restaurant she cooks my food the way its suppose to be cook verses a westerner in the restaurant. Judging from the pic on the stall, those dishes looks sooo yummy!!
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Let's be real. Getting a healthy, delicious dinner on the table can be a real chore sometimes, especially after a long, tiring day of work or school. That's why I'm always on the lookout for fast, easy-to-make recipes – then I've got no excuse NOT to eat healthy, homemade food! You guys are going to love this simple curry – it takes just 30 minutes to throw together, and won't leave you with tons of dishes to wash. Plus, it's like multiple recipes in one – you'll see why! Keep this on hand for those nights when you're too tired to cook; the promise of this delicious payoff for so little work will motivate you to forget the takeout, and whip up some curry. :) Step One: Choose Your Curry Sauce Depending on whether you're in the mood for a savory, lightly spicy yellow Indian-style curry, or a sweet Thai-inspired mango curry, choose one of the sauces above. They're both equally simple to prepare! Step Two: Choose Your Protein Vegans, are you in the mood for quinoa? For vegetarians, perhaps some paneer cheese. Or, if you're a meat eater, lean chicken or turkey breast would go great with either sauce, and you can even try a flaky white fish with the mango curry. Adventurous vegetarians might want to try subbing in tempeh or another meat substitute! Step Three: Choose Your Vegetables Snow peas, peppers, broccoli, carrots, zucchini, green beans, potatoes, even eggplant or butternut squash – choose a mix of your favorite veggies! Step Four: Cook It Up! Follow the recipes below and whip up your satisfying meal! :) Note: If you chose quinoa as your protein, cook separately, and then spoon curry on top to serve. Classic Yellow Curry 1 onion, roughly chopped 1 tsp each ground coriander, ground cumin, and ground turmeric 2 cans of tomatoes, chopped a pinch of sugar 1 inch piece root ginger, peeled and finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 2 red chillies, deseeded and finely chopped 12-14 oz. reduced-fat coconut milk juice of ½ lime 3 tbsp chopped cilantro In food processor, blend onion, coriander, cumin, turmeric, and 6 tbsps of water to make a paste. Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a pan, and add paste, tomatoes, sugar, and 1 tsp of salt. Simmer, stirring often, for 5 mins. Stir in ginger, garlic, chili, and coconut milk. Bring to a simmer. Add protein. Cover and gently simmer for 5-15 mins (until protein is nearly cooked through). Add veggies. Remove lid and simmer over medium heat, about 5-10 minutes, until veggies and protein are cooked, and sauce has thickened slightly. Stir in lime juice and cilantro. Serve over rice or quinoa. Sweet Mango Curry 1 onion, finely chopped 1 red pepper, sliced 1 tsp medium curry powder 2 tbsp tomato purée 1 cup vegetable stock 1 tbsp mango chutney 12-14 oz. chopped tomatoes in tomato juice 7-8 oz. baby spinach, washed In a pan, heat 1 tbsp olive oil over medium heat and sauté onion and red pepper for 10 min or until softened. Stir in curry powder and tomato purée, and sauté for 30 secs. Add stock, chutney, and tomatoes. Simmer uncovered for 10 minutes. Add protein; simmer for 5-15 mins (until protein is nearly cooked through). Add veggies, and simmer for 5-10 minutes. Stir in spinach just before serving, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve over rice or quinoa. YAY! That's how easy it is to have a delicious curry dinner for you and the fam :) Hope you guys enjoy! Let me know if you give one a try – I wanna see pictures and hear all about the reactions :) Tagging my foodie Vinglers – made this one for you guys with love! @alywoah @RobertMarsh @marshalledgar @thePinkPrincess @jordanhamilton @rodiziketan @JPBenedetto @Arellano1052 @amendasaeyang @Syowa @FreddyAlaniz @ericasyummyfood @HomemadeHooplah @cupcakelady @myfitfriends @ThyAreMyCreator @jazziejazz @NickyHerring @mandaheartsong @MikasaChan @lindathai92 @LizArnone @AaronFox @kaminisingh @damionreynolds @falcon4daisy @MissB82 @carolinian87
Thai Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Flautas with Spicy Peanut Sauce
In pursuit of the perfect sweet potato flautas recipe for dinner tonight, I found this little game-changer. Not only are these sweet potato flautas amped up in nutrition with the inclusion of cauliflower, but Thai-style Mexican food? This is about to attack like, five different cravings in one. Word. ------------------------------------------------------------- Thai Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Flautas Peanut Sauce: 1 cup peanuts 1 cup water 1 tsp brown sugar 1 tsp toasted sesame oil 2 Tbsp soy sauce 1 Tbsp lime juice 1 small red Asian chili Flautas: 2 tsp toasted sesame oil 1 stalk lemongrass, beaten and finely chopped 1 medium head cauliflower, finely chopped ½ yellow onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 small red Asian chili, minced ½ sweet potato, grated ½ cup Thai basil ¼ cup cilantro, chopped salt & pepper cooking oil for frying 8 small tortillas (corn or flour) 1. First, make the sauce. Combine all the sauce ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. IF you have time, add another half or full cup of water and bring to a simmer in a saucepan as you prepare the flautas. If not, no worries! You can also just use peanut butter, instead of peanuts, if that's what you have on hand. 2. In a frying pan over medium heat, add the sesame oil and lemongrass. Let cook for a minute or two before adding the cauliflower. Cook for another minute (assuming the cauliflower is very finely chopped, if not — cook it longer! It needs to be softening before you proceed) before adding the onion, garlic, and Asian chili. 3. Cook for one minute before adding the grated sweet potato and half of the Thai basil. Cook for another two minutes before removing from the heat and adding the remaining basil, cilantro, and salt & pepper to taste. 4. In a clean, heavy frying pan, heat ½" of cooking oil over medium heat. Let it heat for at least 3-4 minutes before proceeding. Roll about ⅓ cup of filling in each tortilla to make eight flautas. 5. When the oil is hot, work in batches placing each flauta seam-side-down in the oil. Cook until each side is golden-brown, rolling over to get all sides. 6. Top with extra basil, cilantro, peanuts, and lime. Serve with peanut sauce.
Meatless Monday Recipe: Quick & Easy Pad Thai Spring Rolls
Making pad thai at home is deceptively easy, but making spring rolls is ridiculously fun! Combine both, and you have the pad thai tofu spring rolls below - a quick and creative meal you'll definitely find yourself making more than once. You should be able to find spring roll paper, tamarind, and chili garlic sauce in the ethnic food aisle of your local supermarket and most Asian grocers. 10-Ingredient Pad Thai Spring Rolls (Adapted From Minimalist Baker) MAKES 8 ROLLS INGREDIENTS: For The Spring Rolls - 14 ounces extra firm tofu 8 ounces white or brown rice noodles 8 - 10 white or brown rice spring roll papers 2 cups thinly sliced carrots 1 large handful fresh cilantro For The Sauce - 3 tablespoons tamarind concentrate 3 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce + more for tofu 3 - 4 tablespoons coconut sugar, agave, or maple syrup 1/2 lime, juiced 1 - 2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce + more for tofu For Serving (Optional) - Peanut sauce (Check out my Vegan DIY: Thai Peanut Sauce recipe card.) Sriracha Directions: 1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Wrap tofu in a clean towel. Set something heavy on top - such as a cast iron pan - to press out liquid for 15 minutes. Then cut into 1/2-inch wide rectangular strips. 2) Arrange tofu on the baking sheet, giving each piece some space so it can firm up. Bake for 28 - 30 minutes to dry and firm the tofu. For softer tofu, bake for 20 minutes. For firmer, bake for 30 - 35 minutes. Set aside. In the meantime, prep carrots, cilantro, and cook rice noodles according to package instructions, then drain and set aside. 3) To make the sauce, add tamarind, tamari, coconut sugar, lime and chili garlic sauce to a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Once it begins bubbling, lower heat to low and cook for 3 - 4 minutes, stirring frequently.Taste and adjust seasonings as needed, adding more tamari or soy sauce for saltiness, chili garlic for heat, coconut sugar, agave, or maple syrup for sweetness, or lime for acidity. Remove from heat and set aside. 4) Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add baked tofu and 1 teaspoon each chili garlic sauce and tamari or soy sauce, plus 1 tablespoon of the Pad Thai sauce. Sauté, stirring frequently, for 1 - 2 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside. 5) Add cooked noodles to the still-hot pan over medium heat and add remaining Pad Thai sauce. Use tongs to disperse sauce and toss noodles. Cook for 1 - 2 minutes, then remove from heat and set aside. 6) Assemble a station for preparing the spring rolls with a shallow bowl or plate (for dunking the rice paper), bring a kettle or pot of water to a boil (to cook the rice paper with), and a clean work surface (such as a large cutting board). Gather all ingredients and add hot water to the shallow bowl or pan. Let it cool for 1-2 minutes, then add 1 rice paper at a time and cook/soften for 45 seconds to 1 minute. Lift and let excess water drip off, then transfer to your clean work surface. 7) Top with pad thai noodles, tofu, carrots and cilantro, then roll over once, tuck in sides, and continue rolling all the way up. Place seam-side down on a serving plate or baking sheet and cover with a damp, room temperature towel to keep fresh. Continue until all spring rolls are prepared - about 8. 8) Serve as is with a bit more chili garlic sauce or sriracha! Another great addition is the aforementioned peanut sauce posted above. Best when fresh, though leftovers keep covered in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.