Khun Ocha's Cookbook

Thai eggs with peppers

Thursday, 10 April 2014 13:02
A simple recipe this week and an interesting derivation from Hungarian eggs.  This dish is something that can be made from items found in most family fridges, and even the local fresh markets.  These types of home cooking recipes always…

Stuffed Mushrooms

Thursday, 03 April 2014 13:34
Mushrooms are always plentiful.  It is a very adaptable vegetable and can be used in many ways - as soup, a sauce, steamed, creamed or baked.  This recipe for stuffed mushrooms mixes the tastes of capsicum (bell pepper) and Parmesan…

Loaded Potato Skins

Thursday, 27 March 2014 10:41
This recipe belonged to Sam Lehmann, formerly the executive chef with the Amari group here in Pattaya.  This dish is a great snack with the secret in the pre-cooking that you do when you have a little time to spare.…

Spanish Gazpacho Andaluz

Thursday, 20 March 2014 12:07
This soup is noteworthy in the fact that it is served cold.  This makes it the ideal hot weather starter for any dinner evening, and the hot weather is here now!  It is also a dish you can prepare well…

Benihana’s Sake Tsutsumiyaki

Thursday, 13 March 2014 10:24
Benihana’s Executive Chef Takabayashi san came up with Sake Tsutsumiyaki and gave me the recipe some years ago. The cooking and preparation is very easy, and the result is sensational.  The final cooking time is around five minutes, and pre-cooking…

Sopa’s Tom Kha Gai - the best

Thursday, 06 March 2014 13:12
Sopa’s Tom Kha Gai is much more creamy than you will usually find here in Thailand, but it is absolutely delightful.  To really appreciate this dish, take it as a soup, rather than eating it the Thai way of ladling…

Malaysian “Tom Kha”

Thursday, 27 February 2014 13:14
This Malaysian soup is similar in some ways, but is not to be confused with the Thai Tom Kha Gai.  This Malaysian recipe calls for the coconut cream from the can, not the thinner coconut milk.  Secret is to open…

Oysters Casino

Thursday, 20 February 2014 11:35
With the Centara Grand Phratamnak having an oyster festival, made me think of a simple oyster dish you can make at home.  Oysters are plentiful and cheap in Thailand.  You can buy a bottle of shelled oysters at your local…

Chinese style chicken with cashews

Thursday, 13 February 2014 13:04
We have just had Chinese New Year, so here is the archetypal “Chinese” dish (which is actually a Chinese-American recipe).  Simple to make and always a family favorite. Ingredients Serves 2-4 Chicken breast chunks 500 gm Onion medium, chopped 1…

Mountain Dew BBQ Chicken for children

Thursday, 06 February 2014 11:40
This is probably the silliest and easiest chicken dish for non-cooks.  (K. Ocha takes no responsibility for this dish in any way!)  All items are available in local supermarkets.  (It is presumed that a supply of steamed rice is available,…
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