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Recommended Reading -  Pok Pok by Andy Ricker

Recommended Reading  -  Pok Pok by Andy Ricker
Our recommendations don’t usually include cook books, but Pok Pok is both a guide to bold, authentic Thai cooking from Andy Ricker, the chef and owner of the wildly popular Pok Pok restaurants, and a commentary on Thai culture. Not to mention that we’ve all become covid culinary masters and no cuisine is too tricky for us now! After decades spent traveling throughout Thailand, Andy Ricker wanted to bring the country’s famed street food stateside. In 2005 he opened Pok Pok, so named…

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Recommended Recipe – Bananas in Coconut Milk

Recommended Recipe – Bananas in Coconut Milk
Known locally as kluay bod chi, this widely popular and simple dessert comprises bananas cooked in sweet coconut milk. Served throughout Thailand, this dish can be enjoyed either hot or cold. Ingredients: 4 slightly green bananas 2 cups coconut milk 4 tablespoons of sugar ¼ tsp cinnamon Method: Peel the bananas and cut into bite-sized pieces. In a medium saucepan, bring the coconut milk to a boil. Add the sugar and cinnamon, stirring to dissolve. Add the bananas. Bring back to a boil,…

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Phrae, Thailand

Soap stall, Phrae markets
Phrae, Thailand
The province of Phrae, which neighbors Nan, is equally delightful in a different way. Among its many attributes, visitors make a point of overnighting in Phrae specifically for this event. Phrae’s Pratu Chai night market starts each day around 5pm and is famous for some of the best street food in Thailand at the lowest prices.  The perfect end to a day spent exploring Phrae’s most impressive temples, its fascinating teak house museums, and the Khun Tan railway station and tunnel is…

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Nan, Thailand

Nan
Nan, Thailand
Nan province is tucked into the northeast corner of Thailand, bordering Laos. What Nan has in abundance is pure balm for the post lockdown soul…Natural beauty and peace.  Known for its numerous national parks, Nan offers visitors the elemental healing power of walks along majestic limestone mountain trails among brilliant tropical plants to pristine waterfalls, at vast Doi Phu Kha National Park. For those who love wildlife, the heavily forested Khun Nan National Park is home to…

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