How to cook: Thai mussel soup with coconut milk

Thai mussel soup with coconut milk

It's a Thai dish1 but the similarity to the most common Filipino mussel soup is uncanny. You have the usual spices and aromatics like ginger and garlic but this Thai soup has a rich broth that is basically the natural juices of the mussels thickened with coconut milk. It's spicier too with the inclusion of chili peppers … [Read more...]

How to cook: Fish egg soup with lemongrass and galangal


This is a simplified version of the Thai Tom Yam Kai Pa. By simplified, I mean I did not have some of the traditional ingredients so I just omitted them. I don't know how much difference the omission of kaffir leaves and pickled bamboo made but my fish egg soup turned out very well -- spicy, citrusy and, with the sprinkling … [Read more...]