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Coconut oil, high in saturated fat, has many a use in the kitchen from frying to candy making while coconut milk is a highlight to many cuisines characteristic of the tropical islands. Coconut milk is popular with curry dishes, quite often infused with the spice. In Burma, Cambodia, Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand curry and coconut milk go together like butter and toast in the Western world. It’s a pretty simple recipe. Coconut milk is cooked over a high heat so that the milk and cream break down allowing the oil to separate. The curry paste is added at that point and mixed well, and then all other ingredients from seasonings to vegetables and meat are added and left to simmer to steep and converge. A delicious dish!
Coconuts trees bloom up to thirteen times a year and though it takes a year for the coconuts to mature, new fruit is constantly being produced. One full-blossomed tree may produce 60-180 coconuts in a single harvest.(milk.gourmetrecipe.com)
Tom Kha Kai Soup, Calamari in Garlic, Chicken with Thai Basil
If you like spicy flavorful food then Thai food is a delectable treat for you!
The savory nectar of rich and exotic flavors is what makes Thai food one of my favorite dishes!
One of my favorite places to go to get my injection of this sinful pleasure is Siam Thai Cuisine in Cupertino, Ca.
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Every Thai place I’ve been to usually has certain items on the menu that you’ll find similar in description, like fried catfish, different types of soups and also many Thai basil flavored dishes.
Tom Kha Kai is hands down one of the best soups I have ever tasted in my life and can be found in pretty much every Thai restaurant you may find. It is tender thin cut slices of chicken simmered in coconut milk broth with lime juice, lemongrass, galanga, and cilantro.
Just imagine hot and medium spicy coconut flavored juices running down your throat, with exotic flavors tickling you internally as it rolls down to your stomach. The chicken almost melts in your mouth and the coconut milk broth is so good that you can pour it over your rice for super enhancement.
Other than the soup, I come to Siam Thai specifically for the calamari with garlic sauce. This is the best calamari dish I have ever had and there is nothing like it anywhere!
Calamari fillets sautéed with fresh garlic, black pepper, and Thai herb that make you just want to slap yourself.
Each bite gives you a reasonable slab of calamari to dig into, with a flavor that is just plain out ridiculous! The punch it has with the flavor is nothing I have ever experienced and it is so welcoming to the palate that it makes you want to order two servings.
In addition to these great masterpieces, I also ordered the chicken with Thai Basil. It is sliced chicken breast sautéed with chili, garlic,sweet onion, and Thai basil.
This dish was another slam dunk with its rich flavor; and a spice that will punch you in the face, but not so hard that it hurts, but more like a love tap.
Thanks for joining me on today’s adventure! I look forward to seeing you on the next run! Keep hope alive!
Eating is an enjoyable way of life.Live it..Learn it..Love it!
Trevis Dampier Sr.
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