A Year of Asian Cookbooks

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Crab Omelette Recipe — Weekend Eggs

Crab Omelette Recipe — Weekend Eggs

This crab omelette recipe makes for a great weekend eggs dish that’s perfect if you’re just back from an early morning shop at the fish markets, armed with fresh crab. It’s decadent, a little sweet, a little spicy, and very, very moreish. Crab Omelette Recipe —...
Ajat Dtaeng Gwa Thai Cucumber Relish Recipe

Ajat Dtaeng Gwa Thai Cucumber Relish Recipe

This piquant ajat dtaeng gwa Thai cucumber relish recipe is the perfect accompaniment to that geng gari gai aromatic chicken curry recipe from Thailand that I shared with you last year. The first time I sampled the Southern Thailand dish geng gari gai or aromatic chicken curry, it was a...
An Authentic Khmer Prahok Ktis Recipe

An Authentic Khmer Prahok Ktis Recipe

The delicious, rich Cambodian dip called prahok ktis is served with fresh crispy vegetables and makes a great introduction to the use of the Cambodian fermented fish called prahok and the curry paste called kroeung in authentic Khmer cuisine. An Authentic Khmer Prahok Ktis Recipe...
Prahok, the Secret Ingredient of Cambodian Cuisine

Prahok, the Secret Ingredient of Cambodian Cuisine

Alongside the Cambodian curry paste called kroeung, prahok is the most distinctive ingredient in Khmer cooking. This grey, visually unappealing fermented fish ‘paste’ is used by every Khmer cook to add depth of flavour to just about every dish in their repertoire. Most visitors to Cambodia...
The Cambodian Curry Paste Called Kroeung

The Cambodian Curry Paste Called Kroeung

Kroeung, the Cambodian curry paste, along with prahok (fermented fish paste), is one of the distinctive signature ingredients in the Khmer kitchen. Flavouring everything from soups to stir-fries, its characteristics are a source of immense pride for a good Cambodian cook. The Cambodian Curry Paste...
Authentic Beef Massaman Curry Recipe

Authentic Beef Massaman Curry Recipe

An authentic beef Massaman curry is my favourite kind of Thai curry so there was no doubt I’d get around to making it sooner or later as part of our Year of Asian Cookbooks project. It’s the earthiness of Southern Thailand’s Massaman curry that makes...