Mekong Inspired Green Papaya Salad Recipe

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Another great salad you see in all of the countries along the Mekong River is Green Papaya Salad. Certainly in beautiful Luang Prabang, Laos, you see this glorious salad everywhere. Today, we feature Green Papaya Salad. Green or unripe papaya should not be underrated. The crunch factor gives it a fabulous texture that adds to the dish. And only 5 minutes to prepare. But be warned, this salad does have a bit of a kick. The heat can be easily … Read More

Authentic Thai Fish Cakes Recipe You Need to Know

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    These authentic Thai fish cakes are super quick and easy to make. No need waiting to have these when you go to a Thai restaurant! Once your family and friends taste them they will think you are an expert Thai cook. And why not? Mildly warm spices and Thai ingredients deliver superb Thai-style fish cakes. Together with a cucumber sauce, this appetizer provides a lovely balance between those important Thai concepts of salty, spicy, sweet and sour to … Read More

Spotlight on the Secrets of Beef Wrapped in Betel Leaf

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Beef wrapped in betel leaf is just one of those Thai cooking secrets you need to experience. Here beef is spiced with lemongrass, garlic, shrimp paste, ginger, roasted peanuts and some other Thai delights, then wrapped in betel leaf and grilled/broiled. The charred betel leaf protects the meat in the cooking process and imparts a delightful flavor on this exotic filling. Not to mention the wonderful aromas of gently charring food escaping from your BBQ or broiler/grill. It is a … Read More

Peruvian Stuffed Peppers Direct from Arequipa

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Peruvian stuffed peppers is a dish which is the pride and joy of Arequipa, the white city, Peru’s second largest behind Lima. Locally known as Rocoto Relleno, it makes a hearty meal when served with scalloped potatoes. Eating it is like being transported to Arequipa for the duration of your meal! No ground meat or rice used here. The filling includes diced pork and beef, hard-boiled eggs, salad onion and peanuts, all deliciously flavored with various spices. The signature piece … Read More

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