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Bangkok: Recipes and Stories from the Heart of Thailand by Leela Punyaratabandhu

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  • Chicken and rice, Thai Muslim style (Khao mok kai)

    • pluralcow on September 26, 2017

      This is excellent, I made this with no modifications and it produced a very satisfying dinner and plenty of leftovers for lunches. The cucumber sauce is perfect--hot, herbal and a little bit sweet. I have been dipping veggies in it to finish it off.

  • Beef green curry (Kaeng khiao wan nuea)

    • TrishaCP on April 06, 2018

      This made a lush and satisfying curry. I subbed a mix of cayenne chiles (12), small jalapeños (2), and serrano chiles (1) since I did not have any Thai chiles on hand. I also subbed fish sauce for the shrimp paste. Next time I would add the makrut lime leaves whole as the cut up leaves made the curry hard to eat.

  • Rice vermicelli with chopped chicken curry and yellow chile–coconut sauce (Khanom jin kai khua)

    • meggan on January 04, 2018

      This was yummy. I only used 2 serranos and that was plenty spicy. My only complaint is that the amount of liquids called for takes much longer to reduce into a thick ragu than 8 minutes. I would eliminate the last 1/2 a cup of coconut cream and plan on cooking for at least 15 minutes. Handy shortcut: I just used ground chicken.

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Reviews about this book

  • Food52

    ...her descriptions of life in that city are like paintings; she isn’t judging me; her recipes work and the food was totally slammin’.

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  • Food52

    ...recipes were very challenging to execute. I needed to source many ingredients that I don’t usually have on hand...

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  • Chicago Tribune

    What finally made the cut differs from what most people might associate with Bangkok...No matter what your level of comprehension of Thai cuisine is, you'll inevitably learn something new.

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  • ISBN 10 0399578315
  • ISBN 13 9780399578311
  • Published May 09 2017
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 368
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Ten Speed Press

Publishers Text

From one of the most respected authorities on Thai cooking comes this beautiful and deeply personal ode to Bangkok, the top-ranked travel destination in the world.

Every year, more than 16 million visitors flock to Thailand’s capital city, and leave transfixed by the vibrant culture and unforgettable food they encounter along the way. Thai cuisine is more popular today than ever, yet there is no book that chronicles the real food that Thai people eat every day—until now.

 In Bangkok, award-winning author Leela Punyaratabandhu offers 120 recipes that capture the true spirit of the city—from heirloom family dishes to restaurant classics to everyday street eats to modern cosmopolitan fare. Beautiful food and location photography will make this a must-have keepsake for any reader who has fallen under Bangkok’s spell.



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