Thailand

Slaying old demons at House, Surry Hills

March 6, 2013
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We’d first dined at House, sister restaurant to Spice I Am, just after it opened in 2010 and having just returned from a summer holiday in Thailand and desperately missing the excellent cheap Thai street food, daily massages and generous cocktails, the Co-pilot and I together with our travel companions DanW and Katie booked ourselves [...]

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Reflecting on a kinder 2012 and wishes for a happy 2013!

January 1, 2013
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Happy New Year! Wherever you are in the world, I hope you’re celebrating in style! We’re celebrating down the south coast of NSW in Tuross Heads with family, friends and plenty of good food and wine; fishing, foraging, sun and sand. There have been feasts galore and on new year’s eve last night, between mouthfuls [...]

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What’s blisteringly hot? David Thompson’s Nahm, Bangkok

September 10, 2012
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One of the most popular posts on The Gourmet Forager is one recreating David Thompson’s tom yum goong recipe (Thai hot and sour soup with prawns) – one that is at first glance intimidatingly complex yet once attempted, I found it was simple, reliably reproducible yet no less impressive. The flavours were so punchy and [...]

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Thai Honeymoon Sessions, love you long time

August 12, 2012
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On our wedding day, sometime after the ceremony, sometime between mouthfuls of pork belly rolls and champagne and nightfall, it dawned on us that we were leaving the very next day for a week of relaxation in Thailand. The lead up to our wedding had been all-consuming, so we chose a destination that would provide [...]

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David Thompson’s easy tom yum goong

June 18, 2010
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The first recipe I cooked from David Thompson’s Street Food cookbook was the Thai laksa with beef and dried prawns and it took me an extraordinary amount of time to prepare the intricate ingredients into various powders and pastes. The second recipe we chose is widely recognised and one of my favourite Thai dishes: tom [...]

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When in Thailand…

October 20, 2008

My friend just asked for some tips for travelling in Thailand. She’s going to Bangkok and Krabi in about 2 weeks time. I’ve been asked a number of times now for Thailand tips – not that I’ve travelled extensively through the area – perhaps just because I enthuse about my Thai trips so much. What’s [...]

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