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Thai Food

Few things hit the spot like a great Thai dish. Toby suggested a mix of Thai green curry and some Pad Thai for our next dinner party. Being a lover of spicy food I jumped at the chance and last night we had a Thai food festival!

Ingredients are the most important part of authentic Thai cooking. What really helps when it comes to sourcing genuine Thai ingredients is actually living in Thailand, when you live in Canada it’s a little harder. The best thing to do is get well acquainted with the ingredients, find the nearest Asian food store and get what you need.

How you prepare Thai food is very important, you are probably thinking “Well that goes for all food dummy” and you’d be right, but when it comes to getting that authentic Thai taste you have cook authentically. Proof of this is the fact that you will often spend 2 hours preparing Thai food and only 1 hour  cooking it; preparation is key!

Thai food is always a joy to cook, especially if you are sipping authentic Singha Thai beer in-between chopping onions and whisking coconut milk. Another joy that comes witch cooking Thai food is the vibrant colors that are a delight to dish up. 7

Toby was the first to arrive, I was surprised as he is often late, but realized he was just as over-excited as I was to tuck into the Thai feast I had laid out. As usual I probably over cooked, and when my friends Jessica, Angela and David arrived they expected at least 10 more people to join us if we were to finish the feast.

Luckily we did (Toby took a bunch of leftovers home) and we all had a blast! I really recommend Thai food for both spicy and mild lovers. It hit’s all the right spots!


Chicken Korma Curry

I love Indian food, so when Angela suggested a curry night I was excited to see what I could do with a chicken korma. I had previously cooked a chicken tikka masala and a madras, so I was glad to add the korma to create the classic curry 3.

What I love about the chicken korma is the sauce is so thick and creamy but spiced at the same time to create a great taste in your already watering mouth. My tip for a good korma is the right amount of coriander and cumin. Also whilst cooking be sure to keep the yogurt from curdling. Other than that it’s not a super hard dish to cook.

I’m a big fan of spicy food, and the korma is one of the mildest curry’s you can have and I tend to spice it up with a Scotch Bonnet (or two if you are brave) which gives it that extra flavor.

David was complaining about the fact that he had a very hard day at a very awesome job, as I served up my curry of which I was extremely proud, because I had added cashew nuts at the last minute and it only increased it’s taste. David works for a porn site, so yes he basically watches porn for money and whenever he complains about how hard work is we all tend to laugh and tell him to take his work home with him.

The korma was great, it was just the right amount of spice and creamy delight. I made some basmati rice to accompany it along with some naan bread and salad. I recommend it especially if you have never had a curry before, the korma is the perfect intro into the wonderful world of Indian curry’s .