Rachel Cooks Thai

Sawadee ka!  I’m Rachel and I love Thai food.  So does my Thai boyfriend.  Join me as I cook food from his homeland, one delicious dish at a time.

Mango with Black Sticky Rice | Khao Niew Dam Mamuang | ข้าวเหนียวมะม่วง

Golden, ripe mangoes are piled high at the markets these days. And they have been calling to me to make mango sticky rice… Not one to resist temptation, I picked up a few of these luscious yellow fruits...more

HOW TO: Make Thai Curries

Anyone can make a good Thai curry… The key is in using a good...more

Hot and Sour Chicken Soup | Tom Yum Gai | ต้มยำไก่

I still remember the first time I had the real Tom Yum soup. I was visiting Bangkok...more

Fried Tofu with Chili Dipping Sauce | Tau Hu Tod | เต้าหู้ทอด

There’s a reason fried tofu is on the menu at just about every Thai restaurant in the western world. Two...more

Giveaway: Apinya Thai Hot Sauces

Happy New Year, all! To get 2016 started off with a bang, we are giving away a sampling of Apinya Thai hot sauces. These Thai-inspired sauces are the culinary creation of Apinya and Adam, a husband and wife team based in Herndon, Virginia ....more

Yellow Curry with Tofu and Vegetables | Gang Garee Tau Hoo | แกงกะหรี่เต้าหู้

Who doesn’t love Thai yellow curry? With it’s sublimely rich coconut milk base and mild spice, it’s pretty hard to resist. ...more

How to make your own Krathong for Loy Krathong

It’s almost time to celebrate Loy Krathong in Thailand! ...more

Loy Krathong and Yi Peng Celebrations in Chiang Mai

Hubby and I were just reminiscing that at this time last year, we were in his hometown of Chiang Mai, sending fire-lit...more

Restaurant Highlight: Pad Thai Ha Roat | ผัดไทย 5 รส | Chiang Mai

When we were in Thailand last fall, hubby and I tried out a few different versions of pad Thai from street vendors and restaurants renowned for this famous noodle dish. ...more