Any Thai cooks out there?

One of our favorite restaurants in Huntsville is a Thai restaurant. For the longest time, I think it was the only Thai restaurant in town. Their food is awesome and the atmosphere in the place is very friendly. But, as much as we love this place, there is no way we can afford to eat there as often as we want to. Actually, if the crowd there Saturday night was any indication, we probably couldn’t get in even if we could afford to. Anyway, I thought I would try to figure out how to make our favorite dishes here at home. Unfortunately, I have absolutely no experience in Asian cooking — unless the La Choy Chow Mein counts.

According to the restaurant menu, my favorite dish is Pad Gra-Tiam Prig Thai. It is chicken sauteed with garlic, broccoli and special Thai seasonings. I’m good with the chicken, garlic, and broccoli, but I’m clueless on the “special Thai seasonings.” It’s a spicy dish, but it has really good flavor, too. Immensely helpful, I know. Have any of you had luck with Thai cooking? Any idea what the special seasonings could be? Should I just head into my local Asian market and look for the jar of Special Thai Seasoning? Seriously, any tips are greatly appreciated.

Update: I think I’ve found a reasonably close recipe to the one I was looking for. I haven’t tried it yet, but if you like Thai food, you might want to check out this website.

3 Comments to “Any Thai cooks out there?”

  1. At us there are special “Asia-markets”, shops, where you can buy all original ingredients. Probably they can help you there with the special mixture and mostly they have these mixtures in little bags ready to use. But I’veno experinece in cooking Asian dishes. Sorry…

  2. I use Thai 7 spice mix, which has salt, chilli, garlic, ginger, coriander seed, dried lemon peel, pepper, cinnamon, cumin, star anise, onion powder and cloves.

    Wow – more than 7. I had to bring the jar to the computer because I couldn’t remeber them all. Good luck!

  3. I’m a huge Thai food fan, but I haven’t learned how to cook it yet.

    That’s going to change, as my sister gave me a Thai cookbook for Christmas which I’m enthusiastic about trying, so I’m about to do all sorts of stuff with that over the next few weeks.

    We’ll see how it goes. I’ll keep an eye out for something that looks like that.

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