How To Make Roasted Chilli Powder

How To Make Roasted Chilli Powder Master More Thai Kitchen Basics With This Online Thai Cooking Class Inspired By David Thompson One of the great joys of Thai food is the way it layers flavours. Using a pinch (or two) of ground roasted dried chilli introduces a delightfully smoky resonant depth to all sorts of […]

How to Make Dried Turmeric Powder

How to Make Dried Turmeric Powder Master More Thai Kitchen Basics With This Online Thai Cooking Class Inspired By David Thompson Chef David Thompson showed me how easy it is to make your own ground dried turmeric (powdered turmeric) at home. Of course you can buy it but, as David says, “the perfume and taste […]

How to Make Dried Ginger Powder

How to Make Dried Ginger Powder Master More Thai Kitchen Basics With This Online Thai Cooking Class Inspired By David Thompson Of course you can buy ground (or powdered) ginger. But chef David Thompson showed me how easy it is to make your own and, as he points out, “the perfume and taste of homemade […]

How to Make Dried Galangal Powder

How to Make Dried Galangal Powder Master More Thai Kitchen Basics With This Online Thai Cooking Class Inspired By David Thompson You can buy powdered galangal in Asian grocers but, as Thai food expert David Thompson says, “the perfume and taste of homemade dried galangal powder is much more alluring and it’s so simple to […]

Sambal Terasi Goreng

Sambal Terasi Goreng Like this recipe? You’ll love my online Indonesian cooking class! Sambal terasi goreng is the most common of the many sambals found throughout Indonesia. Sambal means chilli sauce and terasi is Indonesia’s pungent shrimp paste, virtually identical to Malaysian belacan and similar to Thai gapi. Sambal terasi originated in Java, where it’s […]

Acar (Indonesian Pickles)

Acar (Indonesian Pickles) Like this recipe? You’ll love my online Indonesian cooking class! Acar are the slightly sweet, sour, spicy pickles that accompany almost every meal in Indonesia. They’re popular in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei as well and are similar to Indian achar and Thai ajat. Acar keeps well in the fridge for several months […]

Satay Paste

Satay Paste Like this recipe? You’ll love my online Indonesian cooking class! This recipe makes enough satay paste to marinate 3kg of meat. You could make a smaller quantity, but what are you going to do with the other half of the chilli? This is the basic marinade for any type of satay – chicken, […]

Quick Kimchi

Quick Kimchi Like this recipe? You’ll love my online Asian Home Cooking cooking class! Kimchi, Korean spicy pickled cabbage, is a great side dish with almost anything. Cabbage ferments quickly, especially if you start it off at room temperature for a day. Kimchi is even delicious eaten as soon it’s made, without waiting for it […]

Sambal Goreng (Fried Chilli Paste)

Sambal Goreng (Fried Chilli Paste) https://youtu.be/IHdQF4za4nw I love having good condiments on hand to add flavour to quick and easy meals. In Southeast Asia that’s often a sambal, and sambal goreng is one of the easiest and tastiest. Sambal means ‘chilli’ and goreng means ‘fried’ and I use this fried chilli paste in mee goreng […]

Nyonya Curry Paste

Nyonya Curry Paste My Singaporean friend, Audra Morrice, taught me to make this classic Nyonya curry paste. She explained that it can be tricky making curry pastes in a smaller quantity than this, so it’s best to make the full amount then, if you don’t need it all, freeze half for a quick meal later. […]

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