Khun Ocha's Cookbook

Grilled cheesy chicken

Thursday, 20 August 2015 08:40
Chicken is a favorite with most dinner guests and this week’s recipe is a stunner.  If you like an “Asian” flavor to it, you can substitute coriander for the parsley. One important feature with all chicken dishes is not to…

Mussels in tomato wine

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 12:29
In Thailand mussels are cheap and plentiful. They are also not high in calories so you can serve this as a weight watcher item. Cooking method Scrub and de-beard the mussels under running water. Prepare a steamer and place the…

Yakitori (Japanese Grilled Chicken Breast)

Thursday, 06 August 2015 10:08
The secret with Japanese grilled chicken is to BBQ the chicken several times, with steeping in a marinade in between.  The sugar and ginger in the marinade gives the chicken a very different taste, caramelizing the outer surface.  This is…

Asian BBQ Prawns

Thursday, 30 July 2015 10:06
Throw another prawn on the Barbie, as the Aussies would say.  Prawns are a favored item for BBQs and this is a quick and easy recipe to produce some lip-smacking BBQ prawns.  The important factor is the preparation of the…

Welsh Rarebit (Rabbit)

Thursday, 23 July 2015 11:08
Where did the Welsh “Rabbit” come from? Welsh rabbit may have started life as a dish resorted to when meat was not available. The first record of the word comes in John Byron’s Literary Remains (1725), “I did not eat…

Beef Bourguignon

Thursday, 16 July 2015 09:59
A French style beef stew, but with a little more than the Anglo-Saxon style. Cooking method Tip the beef (cut into large chunks) into a large bowl with the bay leaves, thyme, wine and some pepper, then cover and leave…

“Authentic” Pizza

Wednesday, 08 July 2015 13:18
Genuine Italian style pizzas are easy to make - if you are Italian. There is an art in making the pizza base and the wood-fired oven completes the package, turning the base into thin and crispy with some color, but…
It used to be, many years ago, that Friday was fish and chips night, so for all the home cooks, here is the perfect chip recipe. Chips are a European staple; however, there are many different styles of chip, ranging…

Kai Yat Sai (Stuffed Thai Omelet)

Thursday, 25 June 2015 10:20
This is a very common Thai dish, available at the side of the road. It is, however, a very tasty and satisfying meal in itself. Cooking Method Heat half of the oil in a wok high heat and stir-fry the…

Durian Ice Cream?

Wednesday, 17 June 2015 14:27
It is Durian time again. At the side of the roads are pick-ups with the spiky fruit that you can smell from 20 meters away, and the signs are brought out for the hotel foyers which state no Durian to…
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