Pumpkin and Egg Stir Fry

Ugly food is good food. This stir-fry is full of soft textures and gentle flavours, quite unlike the complex profiles of the more popular Thai dishes. Even if you’re a chilli fiend who loads up on the stinkiest fermented sauces, sometimes your palate (and, let’s be real, your guts) become exhausted, and you return to […]

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Cucumber and Egg Stir-Fry (แตงกวาผัดไข่)

‘I don’t know what to cook tonight,’ I typed to my mum over Skype. ‘นี้ไง แตงกวาผัดไข่,’ she replied, ‘ง่ายๆ กินกับข้าวร้อนๆ ก็ใช้ได้นะ.’ That was that, then. One delicious and easy variety of stir-fry in Thai cuisine is the combination of a vegetable, eggs, and seasoning sauces. You might have seen Leela’s luffa gourd and egg stir-fry, […]

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Chicken and Green Bean Chilli Stir Fry

Pitchaya Sudbanthad’s article, ‘Bangkok Anew’, has got me thinking lately. Although the article is not without its problems, I can relate to a lot of it–being a foreigner native is a position which we must negotiate carefully. This passage amongst many was particularly familiar: I recently watched a Nicholas Cage movie called Bangkok Dangerous and […]

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