Archive | August, 2012

Thai Sweet Basil – ho-ra-pha


Thai sweet basil is called ho-ra-pha. It is one of several types of basil used in Thai cuisine. Thai basil has purple stems and flowers and spear-like leaves. I grow it from seeds which I bought from Thailand.  The fresh leaves of which are either eaten raw or used as a flavouring in Thai cooking. […]

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Thai Style Fried Mussels – Hoi Tod


Thai style fried mussels or Hoi Tod is another street food in Thailand which you can find everywhere. In Thailand we normally use green mussels which are easy to find and cheap. Where I live  it is hard to get fresh mussels so I like using frozen New Zealand mussels from Woolworths supermarket as they […]

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