Basic Thai Ingredients
Basic Thai ingredients are very similar to Malaysian and Indonesian ingredients minus the Thai fish sauce and Thai basil.
It is the way of preparation and the combination of these ingredients that set Thai food apart from the other foods in the region. Thailand is a big country, the kind of foods in each region varies greatly but the basic Thai ingredients are pretty similar everywhere.
The southern part mostly uses a lot of seafood because The Gulf of Siam and South China Sea on the east side and the Andaman Sea on the west side of the country enable the people to harvest the fresh seafood. The northern part which borders with Myanmar and Laos hardly enjoy any seafood and the climate is also temperate. Therefore, we can expect different kind of ingredients used in the northern territory. Even then, basic Thai ingredients remain about the same.
Go to the recipe page for making Thai set lunch for six people
Go to the recipe page for making Thai appetizer using salted eggs
Nazlina's Cooking Class in Penang
Attend my cooking class to learn making traditional food.
The morning class includes Penang Market Tour.
We now offer PM classes, for vegan and
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To get to Tropical Spice Garden by bus from George Town:
Take Rapid Bus no. 101 from KOMTAR.
One way fare per person: RM3.40
Total traveling time: 45 minutes
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