"I felt like the luckiest person on earth when I not only met Chawadee, but had her as my personal food navigator through Bangkok. We walked, boated, and ate our way through some of the best food I've ever had, all thanks to Chawadee, her warmth and expertise. And now you get to have the next best thing: her fantastic book. Enjoy every delicious bite." --Phil Rosenthal ("Somebody Feed Phil")
Learn the secrets of Thai cooking that only local foodies know about!
Real Thai Cooking is a labor of love by Thailand's leading food blogger and street food expert, Chawadee "Chow" Nualkhair and Lauren Lulu Taylor who did the recipe testing and editing and provided many of the photographs. Her book presents the full range of iconic Thai recipes together with fascinating back stories that enable you to truly appreciate what you are cooking and eating!
This book presents insider recipes and secrets about Thai food that only local foodies know about:
Chef Black's famous Sriracha Sauce recipe (from Blackitch Artisan Kitchen) and the story of how this hot sauce was invented (most people think it is Vietnamese, but it is really 100% Thai!)
The world's best Pad Thai and how this dish has come to define Thailand's national identity
Minced Chicken Kanom Jeen and the Portuguese Influence on Thai Food
Mee Krob (Fried Rice Noodles)--the dish that saved Siam from colonization
And many more delicious recipes and nuggets of Thai food lore!
With over 75 recipes and over 200 color photos, this is the cookbook every Thai food lover will want!