Khun Ocha's Cookbook

Philippine Chicken Adobo

Thursday, 18 September 2014 09:16
This is a Filipino dish which is not spicy, but the 10 garlic cloves will come through. Best served with steamed white rice, this item has its origin in Spain, where it was a chicken stew. Requiring a marinade, remember…

Powerful Oyster Shots

Thursday, 11 September 2014 10:10
This recipe is one based on a Jameson’s oyster shot recipe which I stole from Kim Fletcher a few years back, but this is a rather more potent version!  Don’t let the children try this at home!  It does call…

Deep fried chicken cakes (Thod Mun Gai)

Thursday, 04 September 2014 10:31
This is an interesting variation on the more usual fish cakes (Thod Mun Pla).  Like its fish counterpart, it is important not to overcook, as the final dish can get rubbery in texture.  It is also important to drain the…

Five Spice Chicken Sandwich

Thursday, 28 August 2014 10:11
This is certainly not your average sandwich, and one that does take 25 minutes from idea to plate (10 minutes preparation and 15 minutes cooking).  It is closely related to a Cajun chicken, substituting Cajun seasoning for the Chinese Five…

Contra Filetto di Manzo sul Letto

Thursday, 21 August 2014 10:37
This is an easy recipe to cook, with only a few ingredients.  However, like most Italian dishes, there is a heavy touch of garlic to give it that “continental” flavor. Probably one of the most important items to attend to…

Chicken Fajitas (pronounced ‘Fahitas’)

Thursday, 14 August 2014 10:35
Start by remembering that F is for “fun” and F is for “Fajitas. A tortilla wrap with onions, capsicums, guacamole, cheese and salsa. The fun comes as every time you can make it differently, and personally it is the guacamole/cheese…

Funghi al Olio e Limone

Thursday, 07 August 2014 10:34
Go you like mushrooms?  Do you like garlic?  If so, this recipe is for you.  It is Italian, but neither the olive oil nor the lemon is strong enough to overpower the taste of the mushrooms, yet each adds its…

Bag yourself an omelet

Thursday, 31 July 2014 09:49
Omelets are easy to prepare and cook, but if you are catering for a large and indeterminate number of guests, this is the easiest answer.  Usually there are no choices with food for multitudes, but this easy omelet recipe can…

Chicken (sort of) Cordon Bleu

Thursday, 24 July 2014 13:08
Chicken is a great meat for the home chef.  It is difficult to get it wrong, and compared to cooking beef, you do not have the problem with it getting too tough to chew through.  This recipe is even more…

Thai noodle soup

Thursday, 17 July 2014 09:59
Kwiteo Nam (Thai noodle soup) really is the fuel that keeps Thailand going.  Roadside vendors will produce this for you in around one minute at very reasonable prices.  The main noodle styles are “sen lek” (thin), “sen yai” (wide), “sen…
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