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Ga-Dook Moo Tom Bai Cha-Moung (Short ribs soup with Cha-Moung Leaves)

Zone South

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Ga-Dook Moo Tom Bai Cha-Moung (Short ribs soup with Cha-Moung Leaves)


Bai Cha-muang or a bay leaf has a sour taste. Fermentation of Bay leaves can be used as acid for washing leather. For cooking, young Bay leaves can be added to soups like pork soup, chicken soup and beef soup.


Nutrition facts

Bay leaves are high in vitamin C, beta-carotene, calcium and dietary fiber. Vitamin C from Bay leave prevents us from scurvy.

Pork is high in protein which is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood.



  • 500 grams short ribs
  • 80 grams young bay leaves
  • 40 grams shallots
  • 10 grams garlic cloves
  • 5 cup water
  • 1 tbsp. salt

Zone Northern


    Background Khai-Kwam is traditional recipe of local people in Northern Thailand. Using duck eggs is highly recommended as the larger size than chicken eggs and the shells are harder to crack. It will make your dish look more appetizing.   Nutrition facts Being rich in many vitamins and minerals, this makes duck eggs beneficial in reducing blood pressure. Pork is well known for a highly-protein source. Garlic enhances the growth of tissue in our body.   Ingredients 3 duck eggs 2 chicken eggs 200 grams minced pork 1 teaspoon sugar 1 tablespoon garlic, finely chopped 1 teaspoon grounded pepper ½ tablespoon coriander, thinly sliced ½ tablespoon spring onion, thinly sliced ½ teaspoon salt vegetable oil        


Zone Central

Khao Moo Daeng (Barbeque pork on rice)

Background Khao Moo Daeng (Barbeque pork on rice) originates with Chinese in Thailand and it is classic Thai lunch menu.  Steam rice is put on a plate and arranged with sliced barbeque pork and crispy skin pork, and garnished with thinly sliced Chinese sausage and boiled egg, then dipping with gravy.   Nutrition facts Pork is high in protein: 100 grams of pork is 13.9 grams of protein which helps strengthen muscles and bones and also increases red blood cells that carry nutrients to body parts. Chinese medicine believe that the protein and fat from pork help to keep body warm.   Ingredients 500 grams marinated pork (tenderloin) 50 grams coriander roots, rough crushed 30 grams garlic cloves 1 tbsp. Chinese five-spice powder 2 tbsp. sugar 2 tbsp. soya sauce 1 tsp. dark soya sauce 1 tsp. pepper 1 tbsp. food coloring (red)   Gravy ingredients: 1 ½ cups pork bone soup, 4 tbsp. light soy sauce, 4 tbsp. brown sugar, 4 tbsp. roasted sesame and 3 tbsp. cassava (mixed with a litter water)


Zone Northeast

Pla Ra Sab Song Kruang (Minced Fermented Fish) ปลาร้าสับทรงเครื่อง

  Bcakground Pla Ra or fermented fish is made by preservation, very famous in the Northern and Northeastern Thailand. Northeasterners love to use fermented fish as the main ingredient in almost every dish. Pla Ra Sab Song Kruang is one of the most well known menus.   Nutrition Facts Protein from the fermented fish prevents the formation of saturated fat or cholesterol. Lime juice is packed with Vitamin C. Galangal, lemongrass and kaffir lime leaf boost the appetite, expel the gas and aid the vascular circulation.   Ingredients 1 cup fermented fish (only the meat) 8 grams Bird’s eye chilies 6 tablespoon thinly sliced lemongrass 2 tablespoons thinly sliced young galangal 2 tablespoons shredded kaffir lime leaves 2 tablespoons chopped galingale 7 tablespoons chopped shallots 7 tablespoons chopped garlic Tamarind juice Sugar