Articles on Thai Food, Cooking and Culture

Napatr (Niddy), a native Thai, decided to start writing a series of articles on many aspects of Thai food and culture. Come explore some interesting details about Thailand.

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Mouth-Watering Thai Desserts - The Flour

Posted on October 19th, 2008 by Niddy Lindsley

There are many kinds of delicious Thai desserts, and the desserts use many kinds of flour. This article gives examples of these desserts and recommends ways to use flour for each kind of dessert to arrive at the best texture and taste.

All About Thai Curry

Posted on October 18t, 2008 by Niddy Lindsley

There are many kinds of Thai curry dishes, from non-spicy to very spicy. This article groups many of the more well-known curry dishes, while giving examples of dishes as well as introductory lists of ingredients and cooking methods.

Thai Street Food

Posted on October 4th, 2008 by Niddy Lindsley

One of the joys of Thailand is all the wonderful food sold by street vendors. A top 10 list of dishes that are even better to buy from street vendors than from restaurants is offered. There is a great variety of food, it is easy to find, and many vendors ensure the food is clean and of high quality at a low price.

Thai Dinner for Two

Posted on September 14th, 2008 by Niddy Lindsley

Thai dishes can make for a great dinner with someone special in your life. With such a variety of Thai dishes, it can be a little difficult to choose! This article offers some choices and recommendations for each part of the dinner. Enjoy!

Tips for Cooking Authentic Thai Food

Posted on August 31st, 2008 by Niddy Lindsley

Have fun cooking to your taste and trying out cooking ideas with others! The article starts with general tips on cooking authentic Thai food, showing how it is important to focus on ingredients and preparation. Second, more specific tips are offered for making fried rice, curries, stir-fried dishes, desserts, and cooking with coconut milk.

A Glossary of Typical Thai Dishes - Part II

Posted on August 24th, 2008 by Niddy Lindsley

This is the second of two articles outlining typical Thai dishes - this article focuses on seafood, stir-fry and fruit. Already substantial, these lists speak to many dishes to explore and remember fondly, and hint at the even greater collection of food choices that one can find in Thailand and around the world.

A Glossary of Typical Thai Dishes - Part I

Posted on August 17th, 2008 by Niddy Lindsley

Within each category of dishes, an alphabetical listing of some of the most common dishes in Thailand. Helps beginners with a way to get started choosing dishes, and gives an interesting overview for those more familiar with Thai food. Also offers a guide to pronouncing the Thai name and gives a summary description of each dish.

Mouth-Watering Thai Desserts

Posted on August 9th, 2008 by Niddy Lindsley

In addition to favorites like mango with sticky rice or coconut ice cream, Thailand has a broad tradition over the centuries of desserts which offers many ideas and choices. This article outlines a variety of the dishes, ingredients and presentation styles from this tradition, providing a brief look at delicious food and cultural creativity.

Thai Coconuts - What More Could You Want?

Posted on August 3rd, 2008 by Niddy Lindsley

There are so many uses for coconuts. Building on some interesting basics about coconuts, this article touches on many delicious uses of coconuts in Thai food, as well as some cultural context. Some key health benefits as well as many non-food uses are also outlined.

Creating Thai Food To Your Taste

Posted on July 26th, 2008 by Niddy Lindsley

While characteristics of Thai food may largely depend on aspects like the region, the chef, or the occasion, Thai cooking places emphasis on harmonizing a diverse array of individual ingredients. This portrait of Thai cooking also includes elements of presentation and aspects such as texture and color.

How and what do Thais eat?

Posted on July 19th, 2008 by Niddy Lindsley

Thai cuisine's inviting array of meals, desserts, drinks and snacks combine with an enjoyment of eating as socializing. Thinking about Thai ways of eating together helps fill in a reflection on Thai food.

The Thai Mango - A Luscious and Precious Staple

Posted on July 13th, 2008 by Niddy Lindsley

The abundant and delicious variations of fresh Thai mangoes are enjoyed by millions in Southeast Asia. This article offers detail on types of Thai mangoes and dishes, while exploring the broader cultural value of Thai mangoes.

Getting Introduced to Thai Food

Posted on July 9th, 2008 by Niddy Lindsley

Not sure where to start when it comes to Thai food? Here are some practical tips for trying something different than the standard American meal. There is a lot out there to engage you and broaden your experience.

Some Thoughts on Thai and American Fusion Approaches to Food

Posted on July 7th, 2008 by Niddy Lindsley

While there are certainly examples of very Americanized Thai food (even to the point of making the Thai version hardly recognizable while promoting it as authentic Thai food), there is much potential for combining Thai and American approaches, such as for health, as well as broadening the cultural experience one enjoys. It is valuable to learn a significant amount about traditional Thai dishes so that one’s range of creativity is broader.