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Zone South

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In southern part, people love coconut milk spicy soup but this recipe is sweet by its ingredients such as coconut milk and bamboo shoots, frequently found in rainy season. Adding shrimp really brings out classic taste.  Sometimes add sa-taw or bitter-bean for an interesting mixture.


Nutrition facts

Bamboo shoot is baby bamboo that springs up only in rainy season. It highly contains calcium with sweet flavor. The variety of nutrition such as calcium, phosphorus and fiber encourages the digestive system. Natural sweet comes from coconut milk and bitter bean has high amount of protein as 100 G contains protein 8 G.

Furthermore, having shrimps as a mixture makes this dish full of 5 groups of nutrients and full of flavor. This dish also has high protein that is really good combination with meat and vegetables protein.



200 grams shrimp, peeled

200 grams young bamboo shoots, sliced

80 grams bitter beans

2 cups of coconut milk

10 grams Thai garlic, crushed

A pinch of salt and sugar



Zone Northeast

Tam Korat (Korat Papaya Salad) ตำโคราช

History Tam Korat is the papaya salad cooked with the combination of Som Tam Thai and Laos, by putting the dried shrimps, fermented fish and Thai vermicelli  noodle (KhanomJeen) and sweeten the taste. It is called Korat or NakhonRatchasima because Korat is situated in the middle between Laos and Thailand. Thus, the culture and tradition is blended between the two nations. However, the origin of  TamKorat is not originated in NakhonRatchasima, even the Korat people are not fond of the dish.   Nutrition Facts Tam Korat contains minerals from the vegetables and ingredients. The papaya enzyme, is a useful digestive aid. Lime juice, tomatoes and chilies are high in Vitamin C. Thai garlic help increase the growth of body tissues and protein from the fermented fish prevent the formation of Saturated fat or cholesterol.   Ingredients 120 grams shredded green papaya 30 grams cherry tomatoes cut in half 8 bird eye chilies 5 grams cloves of garlic 25 grams long bean sliced in small chunks 1 tablespoon dried shrimps 2 tablespoons shelled roasted peanuts 1 tablespoon lime juice ½ tablespoon fish sauce 1 tablespoon boiled fermented fish    


Zone Central

Kra-Pho-Pla( Fish maw soup )

    Background Kra Pho Pla recipe was popular among rich Chinese people with high quality selection of ingredients. Fried fish maw looks white and puffy. Then it must be soaked or stewed in stock soup for hours. Thai people love to add bamboo shoot, chicken blood clot that becomes different recipe from original Chinese.   Nutrition facts Fried fish maw is recommended for high nutrition dish because it can reconstitute quickly and gives a delightful spongy texture. It is believed that fish maw is a powerful source of rejuvenation. 1 portion served contains 150 kcal.   Ingredients 200 grams dried fish maw 100 grams chicken blood clot, dice cut 250 grams chicken breast, shredded 10 boiled quail eggs 100 grams bamboo shoot, thinly sliced Seasoning sauce or oyster sauce Tapioca flour mixed with water Chicken bones, spines pork bone and coriander roots for stock Condiments as pickled chili sauce, vinegar and pepper    


Zone South

Yum Look Mood Bai Cha Plu (Thai Salad with Bai Cha Plu)

Background Look Mood is a kind of fruits, similarly to a mongo but it is bigger and sourer than the mongo. People use it to cook for sour dishes such as sour soup and Yum (salad). Yum Look Mood is made with the sour fruit, dried coconut, dried shrimp and peanut. It is served with Bai Cha Plu.   Nutrition facts Look Mood is a sour fruit enriched with vitamin C. Dried coconut, dried shrimp and peanut contain protein. Cha Plu leaves provide beta-carotenes and calcium. 100 gram of Cha Plu leaves contain 298 milligrams of calcium.    Ingredients 1 cup Look Mood, finely chopped ¾ cup dried coconut, roasted 1/3 cup peanut, roasted 1/3 cup dried shrimp, pounded ½ cup shallots, chopped 5 grams bird’s eye chilies 1 salt 1 ½ tbsp. sugar Cha Plu leaves