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Old 09-03-2009, 12:36 PM   #11
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I love Thai food and trying to start learning to cook them. There are 3 dishes that we always order when we go to a Thai restaurant. They are green curry, tom yam and a very nice omelet with meat filling.

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Old 09-11-2009, 09:51 AM   #12
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It took me forever, but I have finally mastered red curry (thai) the way I get it in restaurants. I must have tried 10 recipes before finding something that worked just like I expected.

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Old 09-11-2009, 10:41 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by Thaicooking View Post
I'm an international student from Thailand, and I've been in the US for 1 year. Cooking Thai food is quiet easy, but the biggest problem is finding some ingredients for Thai food in the US. Most ingredients usually are found just in Thai market.And one more thing is most ingredients for Thai food cannot be kept for a long time. I've to go to Thai market everyweek for purchasing some ingredients.
This summer, I went back home to see family and ended up cooking most of the meals. I couldn't find thai chilies anywhere and had to beg the only Thai restaurant in town for a few kafir leaves. It took less than a week to truly miss my ethnic and specialty markets.
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Old 09-13-2009, 04:09 PM   #14
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I live in a town of 3500 in the midwest. Talk about cultural food wastelands! Actually, a Chinese family just moved to town and started a Japanese restaurant. Go figure, I just am very grateful, and eat there as often as the budget allows. The last time I had Thai food that I didn't fix myself it was on a trip to Chicago ..... a couple of years ago! I do my own version of southeast Asian cuisines, and the one thing I think makes or breaks it is good, fresh herbs. Which makes me think, it must be time for me to do something in that line before we have a killing frost. Oh, I'll have to put this request in the gardening lline, but has anyone seen a source for the little Thai eggplant seeds? For those who don't know, they are the size of huge peas, and I've not seen them since I left Hawaii almost 20 years ago!

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