One of every Thai's comfort food, this noodle dish will sooth your soul with its mild gravy sauce. In Thailand, there are many variations of the dish as the rice noodle and the gravy base is extremely versatile which can leverage all kinds of ingredients. Our version of Lard Nar incorporates the classic Chinese broccoli and tender sliced pork combo, and a little bit of other veggies which were available in our fridge. However, you can add any vegetables that you like or change up the protein. Some of the vegetables which you can either substitute or add to the dish are mushroom, baby corn, broccoli, yu choy, bok choy, collard greens, cauliflower, broccoli rabe, kale, and carrots. As for protein substitutes, you can use sliced beef, sliced chicken, seafood, fried firm tofu, and seitan. The gravy sauce should mellow out all the ingredients and create a well rounded flavor to coat the charred rice noodles.
Finger licking good, sweet and savory, this thumbs up shrimp dish will satisfy your sweet tooth cravings while enjoying the fruits of the sea. Inspired by 'Walnut Shrimp', my version is sans Walnut just because I'm not as fond of nuts in my savory food, and the shrimp can be a versatile companion to any dish such as a salad topping. The best part is you only need several common ingredients and the prep to cook time is less than 30 minutes!
A hearty soup to give you comfort on one of those days, this french onion soup is easy to make and satisfying. The onions slowly releases its juice while simmering and imparts a naturally sweetened base. Then we finished the soup by submerging pieces of baguettes and top it off with shredded mozzarella and Swiss cheese for a stringy and cheesy bite. It is best enjoyed with a couple pieces of freshly toasted baguette to soak up more of the cheesy delicious goodness and a refreshing salad to contrast the rich flavors of the soup.
While Thai curry has been a stable to many of people abroad, most of the time we are stuck with either the choices of Red or Green curry. While undoubtedly, those are the two most popular type of curries, there are so many more regional specialties that are just as good or better.
If you haven't heard, Brown Sugar flavored milk tea is all the rave. The dark molasses flavor captivated the bubble tea enthusiasts and you will find every bubble tea house featuring this sweet tooth drink. Well, we've also been really crazy over Oatly because of its rich mouthfeel and delicious flavor but reduced the calories when compared against whole milk. And so, we thought why not create our favorite milk tea with oat-milk? Plus, making it at home means you can control the sugar level and we definitely like our drinks to be mildly sweetened. So skip the commute to Chinatown or wherever the tea house maybe and try your hands on this easy to follow 10 minutes simple recipe.
Note: We have not include the tapioca bubbles, but you may add them at your leisure. Also, we're trying to make this easy to prep so we suggest using the microwave to speed up the process.
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