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Old 07-10-2013, 12:23 AM  
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Question about Thai Food

I have only had it 3 times, all within the last 2 months. I've always heard that you order it on a spiciness scale of 1-10, and that 10 is supposed to be extremely spicy.

First time I ordered I got a 6, and it wasn't spicy at all, then I got an 8, and it barely registered. Last time I went 9 and it still didn't crave my spicy hunger.

I'm going to get a 10 next time, but wtf is up with all the hype?

P.S. I got Pad Thai each time, I don't know if that's just not a spicy dish or what.
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Old 07-25-2013, 03:40 PM   #136
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http://www.bonappetit.com/blogsandfo...ecipe-pho.html Another Pho king recipe!
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Old 07-25-2013, 04:01 PM   #137
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I don't normally make enough to keep on hand. I make what I need. In most cases, I have the ingredients on hand. I'm not patient enough to use a mortal and pestle, so I'll grind spices in the spice grinder and do everything else in the food processor or Vitamix.
Ok , thanks for the tips
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:22 PM   #138
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Winner, winner Massaman chicken dinner!

Made some Jasmine rice with a Kaffir lime leaf in it, the Massaman turned out good, but not as I'd hoped. The sous vide chicken was perfect!
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:04 PM   #139
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he sous vide chicken was perfect!

sorry if this is a Q question, but what type of sous vide machine do you have? how do you like it? (sounds like you love it!)
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sorry if this is a Q question, but what type of sous vide machine do you have? how do you like it? (sounds like you love it!)
Sous Vide Supreme. And I really do like it. I do almost exclusively protein in it, but I've made some pretty good veggies in it too.
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I'm back on a low carb diet so I'm looking forward to cooking my own style of Thai at home.

Which curry paste is more spicy? Red or Green?
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I'm back on a low carb diet so I'm looking forward to cooking my own style of Thai at home.

Which curry paste is more spicy? Red or Green?
Both are spicy, but green tends to be spicier. They also tend to be a little sweeter.
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Hmmm...picked up some green curry paste that was not spicy at all. How to rectify?
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:07 PM   #145
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Hmmm...picked up some green curry paste that was not spicy at all. How to rectify?
if youre looking for heat (like you like the flavor but just want more heat) you can just add peppers...or you can try increasing the amount of paste (if you want more flavor as well) you use...

or both
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:14 PM   #147
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Type of pepper for best results?
thai chilis most likely (green)

or maybe jalapenos


anything good n fresh, to whatever heat level you want

i would wait to confirm with fire me boy tho, he sounds like he knows his shit....

I would use whatever green hot chili was freshest like thai or jalapeno if you have those in your garden

edit: if you have a mexican market , serano (sp?) chilis are very very good...I have used them alot in different recipes.....and theyre tasty and can be hot if you use a few
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Thanks, dude.
FWIW i almost always double or even quadruple the paste called for on container....

and THEN add some chilis if needed....


of course by doing this, it unbalances things a little, so u need more fish or oyster sauce, and a little more brown sugar or honey too, and maybe a bit more cocnut milk...... just add more paste and get it back to balanced and then add your hot chilis if it isnt hot enough and let it blend...

thats how i do it anyway
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My favorite thing to do with Thai food is let the carrots soak overnight in the curry sauce.

They get all soft and delicious and INFUSED.
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