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Kang Liang Goong Sod (แกงเลียงกุ้งสด - Thai Spicy Mixed Vegetable Soup with Prawns)

Ingredients
350 grams prawns, cleaned, shelled, and deveined

1 cup babycorn, sliced

1 cup any fresh vegetables, cut into well pieces

1/2 cup sweet basil leaves

4 cups vegetable stock or water


Coconut Juice (น้ำมะพร้าว)

Cold coconut juice on a hot summer day is so refreshing. The young coconut is green outside and have soft white coconut inside. After you drink the juice, the bonus is the young coconut meat inside.

In Thailand, pregnant moms are encouraged to drink young coconut juice to make their baby's skin be soft and beautiful.
1 Servings




Flavoring :
- from lemon grass 3.
- fragrant screw pine leaves 3 leaves.

How to do:
Clear lemon grass to break clean enough different sectional split. 
Fragrant screw pine leaves wash to clean maul split roasted sore enough to put boiled 5 minutes.

Properties:
Distend the stomach to be bloated tight fix have colic.Also diuretic for those with symptoms have suppression of urine.
Even less with any limb swelling. Lemon grass oil has effect kill fungi and bacteria.
Helps tract and upper respiratory tract clean. To prevent cold.

A.Nok

ENJOY!

Thai Alphabet

There are 44 consonants in the Thai language which are grouped into three different classes. Blue is low, green is middle and brown is high. It is important to remember which class each consonant belongs to as that will determine which tone to use. However, don't make the mistake in thinking that consonants in the low class have only low tones.

Each letter is named after something. For example, Gor Gai. "Gor" is the sound that letter makes and "Gai" is a chicken. You will see that a lot of letters have the same sound so in the end you will only have to learn 21 sounds. However, some letters change their sound when they come at the end of a word. In total there are only eight final sounds. There are also some letters which we do not use much.

Thailand's Got Talent Season2

Thailand's Got Talent Season II by Rexona comes back again in top form under new theme, "Daring is Winning" More exciting and greater than ever...Confirmed !

Panang Curry

Panang Curry is a popular favorite at many Thai restaurants. It is usually made with beef, but either chicken or pork can be substituted. Thai curries are typically a meal in themselves, but it is not uncommon to eat curry alongside your other favorite Thai dishes.



Top 10 Thai Food

I spent most of the day at the Book Fair at Queen Sirikit Convention Hall. The big fairs are usually during the school holidays in April and October. I used to comment that Thai people don't like reading much (apart from cartoon books), but every year more and more people go to these book fairs. Today was packed and I could hardly move. I bought quite a few books that I will share with you later, but first I want to show you this book which is all about the Top 10 of Thai Food! Obviously one of my favourite subjects. As you can see, the book is in Thai. I think I already have the best of the cookery books in English. Most of them are quite limited and repeat themselves a lot. So, that is why today I was browsing through the cook books written by Thai people. A better selection for sure. I bought half a dozen cook books which will help me a lot identifying the ingredients of street food that I have already photographed. I could blog about Thai food every day, I am just lacking the information sometimes.

Anyway, according to this book, the following is the Top 10 list of Thai Food:

  1. Hot and sour soup with shrimp
  2. Green curry with chicken
  3. Fried Noodles
  4. Pork fried in basil
  5. Red curry with roast duck
  6. Coconut soup with chicken
  7. Thai style salad with beef
  8. Satay pork
  9. Fried chicken with cashew
  10. Panang curry

Teachers' Day

In many countries, Teachers' Days are intended to be special days for the appreciation of teachersWorld Teachers' Day is celebrated across the world on October 5. Ever since the importance of teachers has been recognized by UNESCO, by adopting the "Recommendation concerning the status of teachers", World Teachers' Day has been celebrated annually.[1] This includes celebrations to honor the teachers for their special contribution in a particular field area or the community in general.
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Thai Funeral

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"ngaan sop" means ceremony for deceased persons. A feast is organised to honor the deceased person. The ceremony date is scheduled by monks.

When somebody dies, the corpse is kept 7 days in the house before the cremation. During six evenings, monks come and pray. On the coffin light garlands and a picture of the deceased person can be found.

Guests come, often dressed with dark clothes and sometimes a white shirt. Everybody greet each other. Waiters offer water or coke. From the first to the sixth day, monks come every evening around 7 p.m. On the seventh day cremation happens during the afternoon. Usually 4 monks are coming during the evening prayers. But number can vary depending on the status and rank of the deceased person. Then they summon incantations in Pali language during 30 minutes. When prayers are over, a car brings the monks back to their temple.

Food is then offered to every guest. Everybody is chatting. Even during the monk's prayers some are chatting. Atmosphere is not so sad, there are no loud tears. Family, relations, neighbours and even unknown people to the family can assist to those prayers. Sometimes an old and famous monk is present but doesn't take part in the ceremony. His presence indicates that the deceased person had a high rank.

On the seventh day, in traditional ceremonies, a funeral procession is organized. First monks go ahead, then the men and the women. The men carry the coffin. Nowadays the coffin is often directly transported by car to the temple.

Guests are then arriving to the temple. Everybody is giving gifts, money for the family of the deceased person.

On the contrary of foreign countries, funeral ceremony is not a sad event. Everybody talk. For Buddhist people, death is only a passage to next life. Corpse is burned to allow the spirit to escape.



Pronouns

So far, we have seen how pronouns can often be left out of sentences. But often, sentences can sound more polite if implied words are not left out. Now it's time to learn some of the most common Thai pronouns.

ผม phohmRI; me [for male speakers]
ฉัน chanRI; me [for female speakers]
คุณ khoonMyou
เขา khaoRhe; she; they
เรา raoMwe


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Rice & Thai Culture

Thais have cultivated rice for a long time and have improved it continuously.  In the past, Thais had "Pin-Thong" rice, a Thai rice's species and the best species of the world, but now it has become extinct.  Currently, Thais have Jasmine rice which is well-known around the world.


マッサマンカレーのレシピ・作り方、都内近郊で食べれる飲食店など。「世界で最も人気の美食TOP50」で1位に選ばれました。以下、2位:ナポリ・ピザ(イタリア)、3位:チョコレート(メキシコ)、4位:寿司(日本)、5位:北京ダック(中国)

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Children's Day of Thailand

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On the second Saturday of January the Thai people celebrate Children's Day by taking their children out to have fun. Many local authorities organise special events and other places of interests usually let children in for half price or even for free on this day.

Thai Culture.

What is Thai Culture like?
Thai culture is vastly different from English culture and so before setting foot in Thailand you should find out about the essential 'do and don't. Here are just a few, but the most important rules.

Do smile : Thailand is known as the land of smiles. Thais do not necessarily smile about something like we do in the west. They smile for variety of other reasons too. To say hello or thank you. to make a request, to apologize, to smooth over bad feelings or to show embarrassment.

Do show respect for the king : Thai people show great respect for their king and they expect visitors to do so too. The national anthem is played twice a day (typically at 8 am and 6 pm) and also before every film at the cinema. Everyone is expected to stand whilst it is playing. You should never insult or joke about the king or royal family.

Do show respect for their main religion, for the Buddha, and for monks. Shorts or tank tops should not be worn in a temple, and shoes should be removed before entering. It is considered very improper for women to touch a monk.

Thai Culture

Thailand History

Thailand History (2)

Throughout its 800-year history, Thailand can boast the distinction of being the only country in Southeast Asia never to have been colonized. Its history is divided into five major periods

Nanchao Period (650-1250 A.D.) 
The Thai people founded their kingdom in the southern part of China, which is Yunnan, Kwangsi and Canton today. A great number of people migrated south as far as the Chao Phraya Basin and settled down over the Central Plain under the sovereignty of the Khmer Empire, whose culture they probably accepted. The Thai people founded their independent state of Sukhothai around 1238 A.D., which marks the beginning of the Sukhothai Period

Sukhothai Period (1238-1378 A.D.) 
Thais began to emerge as a dominant force in the region in the13th century, gradually asserting independence from existing Khmer and Mon kingdoms. Called by its rulers "the dawn of happiness", this is often considered the golden era of Thai history, an ideal Thai state in a land of plenty governed by paternal and benevolent kings, the most famous of whom was King Ramkamhaeng the Great. However in 1350, the mightier state of Ayutthaya exerted its influence over Sukhothai.


Moo Dad Deow (Fried Dried Pork,Pork One Day In The Sun - หมูแดดเดียว)

Moo Dad Deow (หมูแดดเดียว - Fried Dried Pork,Pork One Day In The Sun)

Recipe click the link below

Miang Kum (เมี่ยงคำ)

Miang Kum (เมี่ยงคำ)

Miang Kum is an appetizer of sorts. It is commonly enjoyed as a snack, or as a complement to beer. (Any beverage will do). Miang Kum is normally served on a large platter, with several items, all separated. Basically, one would start with a leaf of spinach or other leafy vegetable, pinch it so that it forms into a small spoon-like shape. Then you would add it shredded dry coconut, red onion, diced lime, peanuts, dry shrimp and maybe a pick kee noo or two. (Pick Kee Noo are those amazing spicy little Thai chilies.) Finally, add in a dollop of sweet sauce and voila! Enjoy.