A little eggnog

A nutmeg-spiced custard which is light enough to drink, several of my favourite things in one mug. The first time I had eggnog was last year, when Mary and I made up a big frothy bowl of it for Christmas using Alton Brown’s recipe. It’s always a delight to try something new and delicious with […]

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Coconut Sticky Rice Pudding with Sweetcorn (Khao niao piak khaophot ข้าวเหนียวเปียกข้าวโพด)

From the archives: a fragrant salty-sweet rice pudding I remember my Pearents making. They didn’t much go in for sweets, preferring fresh fruit or my attempts at baking, but they’d sometimes make huge batches of this, scooping it out from a pot in the fridge and reheating perfectly in the microwave. It’s easy, comforting, and you can control exactly how […]

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Khao na kai for one (chicken in brown gravy on rice ข้าวหน้าไก่)

Another solid recipe from Leela’s Simple Thai Food: a very simple, comforting, and old-fashioned Chinese-Thai one dish meal. I didn’t grow up eating this, but instead I had a similar dish called rad na, smoky-sweet wide rice noodles topped with a smooth, deeply flavourful brown gravy. My Pearents made it with chicken, broccoli, and scrambled egg. […]

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