Friday, March 18, 2016

Papaya Salad


Papaya salad is the most traditional and original salad in Thailand. Papaya salad is eaten by people from all ages, from little infants to elderly. A traditional papaya is spicy, sour, salty, and has a little bit of sweetness. As a matter of fact, there are various types of papaya salad, for instance, there Thai papaya salad, Vietnamese papaya salad, Laos papaya salad, and much more. However, my favorite kind of papaya salad can not be any other except Thai papaya salad. The reason that that I prefer Thai papaya salad over any other salad is because mainly of the herby vegetables and rich spices. If any of my viewers are interested in trying this heavenly mouthwatering and wholesome salad, you can stop by Sea Siam Restaurant. Thank you for your support, have a great Spring Break.

    • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro root (4 roots), rinsed, scraped, and rinsed again
    • 1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
    • 1 fresh Thai bird chili, or more to taste
    • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
    • 1/2 teaspoon minced shallot
    • 2 tablespoons palm or brown sugar, or more to taste
    • 1 tablespoon fish sauce, or more to taste
    • Juice of 3 limes, or more to taste
    • 4 Chinese long beans, trimmed
    • 1 cup loosely packed fresh Thai basil leaves
    • 1 cup loosely packed fresh Vietnamese mint (rau ram) leaves
    • 2 cups julienned peeled green (unripe) papaya
    • 2 cups julienned peeled cucumber
    • 1 cup julienned peeled green (unripe) mango
    • 2 cups julienned peeled ripe mango
    • 3/4 cup 1/2-inch-thick pineapple batons (size of a lady's pinkie)
    • 3/4 cup julienned fresh long red chilies, such as Anaheim or Hungarian Wax
    • 3/4 cup lightly crushed salted roasted peanuts.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Thai Donuts


Deep-fried dough stick is called Pa Thong Ko in Thailand. In the morning you can easily find them being made by street vendors  they're very inexpensive. Can be enjoyed with Thai Congee to make a complete Thai breakfast!.Honestly, Thai donuts are the most popular, cheap,and appetizing desert in Thailand. In addition, they can easily be purchased at any local store throughout the city, from small stands on the sidewalk to high end restaurants or shops. On the other hand, it's extremely rare to find Thai donuts in the United States, however, it's not impossible. I know a place that serves a traditional Thai donuts just like the ones in my hometown. The place is called Sea Siam Restaurant. I can guarantee that you guys will be more than satisfied with the taste



Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Bubble Tea


 Bubble tea originated from Taiwan in early 1980's, Bubble tea is also known as boba drink, pearl tea drink, boba ice tea, boba, boba nai cha, zhen zhou nai cha, pearl milk tea, pearl ice tea, black pearl tea, tapioca ball drink, BBT, PT, pearl shake, QQ (which means chewy in Chinese) and possible many others. Bubble drinks are typically cool, rejuvenating, and sweet with tapioca pearls laying at the bottom of a cup or container. The drinks are sometimes made based on fresh fruits, milk, and crushed ice to make a wholesome milk shake. In

Bubble is a very in popular drink/desert in Asia. There are bubble tea stands all over especially in Hong Kong or Taiwan. Bubble tea wasn't that popular in the United States, however, In the 21st century,the want for bubble tea in the United States has grown tremendously.As a matter of fact, hundreds locations are serving bubble tea in California alone.  One place that I know for sure that has bubble tea is "Lan Pan Asian Cafe", which is located at 8332 S Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL, 33143 by Dadeland Station. 


1/4 cup dried boba tapioca pearls per serving (NOT quick-cooking boba).
1 to 2 tea bags per serving, any kind.
1/2 cup water.
1/2 cup sugar.
Milk, almond milk, or sweetened condensed milk.
Fruit juice or nectar (optional).


A saucepan.
Bowls for holding the cooked boba.
Measuring cups.