Category Archives: Food and medicine

Kaaw Tom – Thai breakfast for a healthy stomach

Thai people love to eat boiled rice in the morning. There are many restaurants, which just open mornings to offer those foods. There are two varieties of boiled rice. There is the usual kaaw tom (ข้าวต้ม), which is just rice … Continue reading

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Phat Si Ew – Soy sauce noodles

Another dish I enjoyed recently, is called phat si ew (ผัดซีอิ๊ว), which literally means fried soy sauce. As the name already says, it is made of a soy sauce called si ew, Chinese broccoli, garlic, wide rice noodles (sen yai), … Continue reading

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Khao Lam – Thai/Khmer dessert

This dish, I discovered during the Phuket Vegetarian Festival. The dish is called khao lam (ข้าวหลาม) and is made of sticky rice, red beans, coconut as well as coconut cream, sugar, eggs and red beans. The whole thing is then … Continue reading

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The Cook – Thai Italian Cuisine

One of my favorite restaurants in Phuket Town is called the Cook. It is one of the rare Thai restaurants which offers both, delicious western and Thai food. There are plenty of Thai restaurants offering western dishes actually, but their … Continue reading

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Salak – The acid palm fruit

Today it was time for another bunch of salak fruits. This fruit is grown on a little palm tree, which grows only up to 6 meters. Its scientific name is salacca zalacca, but the fruit is common known as snakefruit. … Continue reading

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Moo Kata – Thai barbecue

Thai people love barbecue, and there is hardly any city in the country, no matter the seize, without at least one barbecue restaurant.  Correctly pronounced, Thai barbecue is called moo gatha, though in Latin letters it is mostly written as … Continue reading

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Cemepedak – Another smelly, delicious Southeast Asian Fruit

At my trip to Krabi, I discovered a new very tasty fruit, which strongly reminded me of the delicious but smelly durian fruit. Thai people call this fruit jampata, but the fruit is generally known as cemepedak or its scientific … Continue reading

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Rat Na – Delicious Thai Chinese Noodle Dish

Today I had one of my favorite noodle dishes called rat na, in Thai usually pronounced as lat na (daily Thai language pronounce the r as a l) or gwai tiaw (noodle) lat na.  In contrast to other noodle dishes, which … Continue reading

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Spicy Thai Squid Salad, Green Curry and Thai sausages

For today’s dinner we enjoyed a Thai Spicy Salad, which is called yam plaa mueg, some noodles with green chicken curry (spagetti gaeng kiaw waan) and some Thai sausage (naem) with pieces of ginger, onions, chili, peanuts and salad. The … Continue reading

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Hokkien noodles and Thai Ice Tea

Today it was time again for some noodles. I chose Hokkien noodles on oil and garlic with pork, in Thai called gwai tiaw hog gian muu haeng . Additionally we ordered some fried shrimps called gung thod. Noodles called gwai … Continue reading

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