Turmeric (kamin): Unlike Turmeric other members of the ginger family used in Thai cooking


Turmeric (kamin): Unlike Turmeric other members of the ginger family used in Thai cooking, fresh turmeric is pleasantly mild and does not have a sharp bite. On the other hand, it has a very loud color – deeply orange inside an orange-tinged beige-brown skin. When added to foods, its carrot orange actually imparts a bright yellow color. The pretty color and delicate flavor of fresh turmeric is well-loved in the southern region of Thailand, where it is extensively used in curries, soups, stir-fried dishes, fried foods, snacks and desserts. Continue reading


A popular spice around the world, Lookjan or Nutmeg also popular for health benefits


Known as a popular spice around the world, nutmeg is also popular for its many health benefits. In fact, since ancient times, nutmeg has been used as a remedy for various ailments or to improve health in general.

Here are some of the health benefits that nutmeg provides – Nutmeg has been a key part of traditional medicine. The essential oil improves blood circulation, urinary issues and peptic ulcers, relieves flatulence and diarrhea and reduces phlegm. It is also a natural laxative.

Uses: The fruit and flowers are used to season baked items, butter and sausages, Helps preserve food. It is being used in cosmetics too.

At Siam Thai Cuisine a Thai restaurant in Orlando, Florida


Overseas Thai Select Restaurant At Siam Thai Cuisine Orlando, Florida

Siam is the original name which foreigners use when they talk about the  nation with the identity for art, culture, and the way of life including  friendly smiles, and the most important thing is the taste of foods of  the nation situated in the Southeast Asia, which is currently known as  “Thailand.” Continue reading

Curry paste or Nam Prik Gaeng


Nam phrik (Thai: น้ำพริก, pronounced, lit. “fluid chili”) is a generic term that may refer to any of the types of more or less thick, spicy, chili-based, hot sauces typical of Thai cuisine. Usual ingredients for nam phrik are fresh or dry chilies, garlic, shallots, lime juice and often some kind of fish or shrimp paste. In the traditional way of preparing the sauce, the ingredients are pounded together using a mortar and pestle, with either salt or fish sauce added to taste. Continue reading