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Having some sweet food among all spicy foods can balance the food consumption among southern people whose local taste is mostly spicy. There are plenty of Pla-O or mackerel, so stewed mackerel in sweet soup for this recipe is based on sweet taste, stewed and seasoned with sugar and black soy sauce.


Nutrition facts

Pla-O is one kind of mackerels that has red meat, always made canned fish as having stable texture.  We can gain Omega 3 fat from mackerel which is at the high level of sea fish. The health benefits of good fats mainly to provide oxygen to organ systems for red blood cell production.



300 gramsPla-O, steak cut

10 grams garlic, crushed

20grams shallots, crushed

30 gramslemongrass stalk, crushed

2 cups water

3 tablespoons coconut sugar

2 teaspoonsdark soy sauce

1 teaspoon salt



Zone Northeast

Kaeng Om Nua (Beef Curry with Lemongrass)

Background Kaeng Om can be found both in Northern and Northeastern Thailand. The difference is that the Isan’s uses the dill and different type of curry paste.   Nutrition Facts The dill in Kaeng Om is nutritious, delaying the growth of infections, lower the cholesterol level, reduce symptoms of Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease or GERD, reduce insomnia and rich with calcium for stronger bones and teeth.   Ingredients 200 gram beef shank, sliced 2 tablespoons sliced dills 2 tablespoons sliced long coriander 15 grams slices of galangal 15 grams sliced lemongrass 2 kaffir lime leaves 20 grams Thai eggplants 20 grams sliced leeks 3 tablespoons fermented fish (liquid) 1 tablespoon roasted rice 1 tablespoon fish sauce 500 ml. water Curry paste ingredients 10 grams bird’s eye chilies 30 grams shallots 10 grams cloves garlic    


Zone South

Gang Leung Noi Mai Dong (Hot yellow Seer fish curry with pickled bamboo shoots)

Background Hot yellow Seer fish curry is made from fresh turmeric, chili paste and Seer fish, and tastes spicy, salty, sour and a bit of sweet. The dish is a household southern food, and available nearly everywhere.   Nutrition facts The dish contains vitamin C and Bioflavonoids. Having the dish prevents a constipation, relives a cold and reduces a risk of cancer.   Ingredients ½ cup chili paste 1 cup pickled bamboo shoots 300 grams Seer fish, cut into four pieces 100 grams pineapple, sliced 2 tbsp. fish sauce 2 tbsp. tamarind juice   Chili paste ingredients: 20 chilies, 1 inch long turmeric, 7 garlic cloves, 1 tbsp. shrimp paste and 1 tsp. salty. Put all of ingredients in a mortar and keep pounding until everything is well-blended.    


Zone South


    Background The South part has a huge coastline, fish and seafood are major food of everyday consumption and Pla-Insee-Kem is one kind of food preservation for longer keep. This recipe is delicious by its condiments as mixing shallots, fresh chilies and lime juice together similar to spicy salad flavor.   Nutrition facts Being high in protein and rich in many vitamins and minerals is main benefit of fish. It has all the essential amino acids necessary for the growth and maintenance of our bodies. Eating dried salty fish, we should add spicy flavor with lime juice, chopped shallots and fresh chilies to reduce saltiness. Shallot has the high content of antioxidant compounds and helps prevent from heart diseases, heart attacks and strokes.   Ingredients 100 grams fried salted fish 30 grams shallot, sliced 3 grams bird’s eye chili, chopped 1 tablespoon lemon juice ½ teaspoon sugar