Showing posts with label Cooking Tips. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cooking Tips. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Nong's Thai Kitchen- 84 Classic Recipes That Are Quick, Healthy, and Delicious by Nongkran Daks & Alexandra Greeley


One of my most favorite cuisines of all time is Thai preferably Sea Food Fried Rice, Chili Beef, and Red Wine Beef Stew. 

This enticing Seafood Fried Rice photo is owned by Miss Lesly of  The BuckEat List blog. She loves S.R. Thai Cuisine too!

Our college days in University of Santo Tomas would not be complete without tasting the food from different restaurants and food joints around the campus. I tasted the above-mentioned dishes in S.R. Thai Cuisine located in Padre Noval Street. During special occasions, group/class meetings, it was one of our top choices not just due to the peaceful ambiance but most especially due to the scrumptious budget-friendly meals that it serves.

Paps, who was my college classmate, would  always wanted to come back to dine there with our eldest. It was a sort of exposing him to our past. Due to that, he began to like Thai food. Unfortunately, S.R. Thai Cuisine closed and I heard from a good friend that the owner together with his family already migrated to USA. Its closure broke my heart. But despite of missing Thai food, I didn't even try cooking any at home. I don't know why.

Well, my love for Thai food and the good memories that it has given me and my family have come to live again when the cookbook,  Nong's Thai Kitchen 84 Classic Recipes That Are Quick, Healthy, and Delicious by Nongkran Daks & Alexandra Greeley has landed on my hands. This makes me inspired to prepare my favorites in the comforts of our home.

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I love everything about this extraordinary Thai cook book. The ingredients are easy to find in our country, since the dishes are close to Filipino cuisine. For the special ingredients that are commonly used in Thai dishes, basic recipes, methods, and techniques are written clearly and supported with photos like the ingredients so they are very easy to follow. 

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If you love eating authentic Thai dishes whether you are a pro or non-pro in cooking, this book can get you covered. As I've mentioned, there are 84 yummy dishes to choose from which include Thai appetizers and finger food; salads; poultry, meat, and seafood; curries; noodles and rice dishes; vegetarian dishes; desserts and drinks. Everything you need to know and cook that is Thai, is written in this book. It is the cookbook that I recommend if you want to learn more and cook Thai dishes on a whim!

Like Easy Chinese Recipes by Bee Yinn Low, I am so impressed with how the authors, contributors, and people behind this amazing cookbook compiled, cooked, photographed, and described everything in detail to come up with this masterpiece. 

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Every cook from starters to professionals can surely be motivated to try every single dish found in it. If you are a foodie like I do, the colored photographs can make you drool and when you read on how the dishes are made, definitely you'll be surprised that they  are easy to make! We can surely enjoy authentic home cooked Thai dishes without breaking our pockets and taking so much of our time. Nice! Very nice indeed!

I strongly agree that the recipes in Nong's Thai Kitchen- 84 Classic Recipes That Are Quick, Healthy, and Delicious can capture the hearts, minds, and palates of different people from all walks of life and race. There is a balance of salty, spicy, sweet, and sour tastes of the recipes which are lovingly and passionately composed to provide explosion of flavors and textures. 

If you are a home cook or you know someone who loves cooking, I recommend that you should have a copy of this cookbook for your own or a loved-one's perusal. It's a useful tool to be added in your cookbook collection.

It's available online at $14.95 in www.tuttlepublishing.com and here in Philippines through leading bookstores like Fully Booked (Rockwell and The Fort) and National Bookstore (SM Mega Mall, SM North Edsa, SM Mall of Asia, Robinsons Galleria).  By the way, Tuttle Publishing offers free shipping if you order books worth $35.00. Aside from this book, there are so many amazing reads available there. 

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Monday, May 5, 2014

How to Cook Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

I found cooking hard boiled eggs very difficult before. Egg shells would crack or difficult to peel and egg yolks would turn undercooked. 

 I learned about Giselle "G" Tongi's way of doing it when she guested on Kris TV two years ago and from then on, boiling eggs is sweat and hassle free!

According to G, it should be as easy as three steps. She called it 555...


1 Put water on a casserole and place eggs slowly to avoid cracking.

*Note: I learned from a chef that adding a capful of vinegar to the water helps the proteins in the egg white coagulate faster, thus plugging the cracks in the egg shell in case the egg cracks. Vinegar also aids in peeling the egg shell much easier.


Make sure that the eggs are completely submerged then start boiling. When you see that the water is boiling already, cook the eggs for 5 more minutes.



  2 Turn off the stove. Let the eggs stay in hot water for 5 minutes.



3 Remove eggs from hot water and submerge them in ice cold water for 5 minutes. 



Voila! Perfect hard boiled eggs ready to serve! 

 


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