The dim sim is a unique Australian take on the Chinese dumpling. Known colloquially as the "dimmy" to proud Australians everywhere, the Aussie dim sim is about twice as big and thrice as ugly as your standard Chinese variety known elsewhere. That beloved mix of pork and mystery meat, cabbage and flavourings is encased in a thick dumpling wrapper which is steamed or fried, then doused in a vigorous splash of soy sauce which must reliably leak through the brown paper bag from which it is eaten and drip lazily down your arm as you eat and walk. The dimmy is not to be eaten gracefully - Greedy Diva
Part of Phibunsongkhram’s nation-building strategy was to develop ‘Thai-ness’ and impose a ‘Thai Great Tradition’ to demonstrate the strength and unity of the Thai nation. His series of decrees from 1939–1942 suggested what could be done to strengthen the Thai economy, to instill national image and pride—and to improve the national diet. Popularizing a noodle dish was one means to that end - Penny Van Esterik, nutritional anthropologist
Thai Massage has been practised for over 2,500 years and uses a blend of techniques to achieve a state of deep relaxation in the body, mind and spirit. It is a system developed in Thailand influenced by the traditional medicine systems of India, China, and Southeast Asia.... Despite the many foreign influences Thai massage is distinctly Thai and a unique part of Thailand’s cultural heritage
It’s like soy sauce on crack... It’s this umami, kind of sweet, rich, fatty, salt and sharp flavor. You could put it on everything. I think you should try it on ice cream.” - Dan Pashman, The Sporkful
Thais use Sriracha sauce as a condiment to bring some heat to those milder dishes, using it mostly on fried eggs and omelettes. They raise an eyebrow upon hearing of far away places where the Thai sauce finds itself drizzled on people’s french fries, whipped into sandwich spreads, and even measured into cocktails! - Dwight Turner (aka Bangkok Fatty), Bangkok Food Blogger
is the Official Blog for Lion Brand Rice.
A method of cooking rice to cut calories. Really?
Guest Blogger: An Interview with Warattaya Smith of @loveslittlekitchen
The History and Origins of Banh Mi
The Racist Origins of the Fear of MSG
Thai Style Chicken Biryani Recipe (Khao Mok Kai)