Tom Jubchai


1 tablespoon oil
6 garlic cloves (kratiem), minced
1 lb (500 g)chicken
1/2 cup minced cilantro/coriander leaves (bai pak chee)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon white pepper
4 cups (1qt/1 l) water
1/2 cup (4 fl oz/125 ml) light soy sauce
1/3 cup (3 oz/90 g) sugar


4 oz (125 g) bok choy
4 oz (125 g) cabbage
4 oz (125 g) Chinese broccoli
4 oz (125 g) napa cabbage
4 oz (125 g) celery
4 oz (125 g) green onions/scallions/spring onions
4 oz (125 g) sweet chard
4 oz (125 g) swamp cabbage
4 oz (125 g) carrots
4 oz (125 g) spinach


1. Heat a large pot and add the oil and garlic. Add the chicken and stir-fry for 3 minutes. Add all the ingredients except the vegetables. Heat to boiling, cover, and cook for 15 minutes.

2. Slice all the vegetables, add them to the pot and cook for 10 minutes longer. Serve in a large soup tureen.


Thai Dry Beef (Neu-uh Hang)



1 Kg. beef (with some fat sticking to the meat)

3 cloves garlic (crushed)

1 tbsp. fish sauce

1 tbsp. sugar

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. grounded black pepper


1. Cut the beef in a long shape (about 7cm.). Make it as thick as your finger.

2. Crush garlic and black peppers altogether. I like to get the whole black peppers and ground them by myself because it has much better smell than the instant one.

3. Now, add crushed garlic and black peppers into a big bowl. Add fish sauce, sugar, salt and soak the beef in it.

4. Wrap the bowl with plastic and leave the bowl of beef inside refrigerator for 3-4 hours, it’s best if you leave it there the whole night.

5. Next, arrange them on the big plate or tray. Dry it with sunshine for about 3 hours. (Now, it’s your job to do whatever you can to keep it away from the flies.) :p

Don’t get disgusted yet. Use the thin white cloth or Fachee to cover the tray while we lay it outside in the sun.

Fry the dry beef in hot vegetable oil and serve with sticky rice…


Coconut Cake (Kha-Nom Ba-Bin)


1. Grated coconut meat 4 cups
2. Palm sugar 2 cups
3. Pre-sifted glutinous rice flour1/4 cup
4. Rice flour 1/4 cup
5. Coconut cream 1 1/2 cups
6. Vegetable oil 2 tbsp.

1. Melt the palm sugar in a pot containing the creamy coconut milk. Boil this mixture until the sugar is melted, take off the stove and allow to cool.

2. Once the liquid is cool, add the grated coconut meat and both kinds of flour. Mix well.

3. Oil the inside of a baking pan with vegetable oil. Then pour the coconut mixture into this pan and spread evenly. Bake in an oven 350 F or 180 C for 30 minutes until the cake is cooked and browned on top.

4. Take cake out of the oven and let cool. Once cool, cut into squares and serve.