Run with it!I'm sorta getting addicted to this tea. I drink it in the afternoon at work, about an hour or so after lunch. Now that I know the name of it, I can start looking for it in preparation for the point when I run out. Luckily we have quite a few Asian markets around here.
Thank you! I am pleased that the tea is working out for you. If you can't find it on the shelf I'm sure someone would be able to point you in the right direction if you show them the name. Asian markets are a lot of fun, what with all of the different kinds of noodles and sauces. I also recommend red bean cakes, which are a sweet traditionally eaten on a full moon, and sweet dried plums.
Omg, I looove red bean cakes. Yes, Asian markets are so fun. There are some pretty huge ones around here. But the closest one is just big enough to satisfy my needs. Their prices are very reasonable and the lady that works there is so sweet. She is always pleased when she can tell from my purchases that I am cooking Thai that night.
Do they have proper galangal? I love Thai green curry but usually make it from a package as a sort of "night off" cooking dinner. I would love to know your recipe!
I'm afraid I also usually cheat and use a preformulated mix. I have on occasion made Thai curry from scratch, but am rarely that ambitious. I have never had much luck with perfecting any of the Asian cuisines that require just the right delicate balance of herbs, spices, and other ingredients. Indian is another one I've largely failed at accurately reproducing. Too bad because these are two of my favorite cuisines.
One summer I made Padma Lakshmi's Indian-inspired green curry a lot. The recipe is somewhere on my blog but I may have to enable Google to find me in order to work out where. I also make Madhur Jaffrey's tomato curry quite often. You probably just need ethnic friends to cook with. Maybe in a couple of days my search button will work?
Here is the address for the green curry recipe: http://paleornithology.blogspot.ca/2009/08/green-curry.htmlMy blog dates back to a very difficult time in my life. It's painful to reread.
Thanks for pointing me to the recipe. I will check it out! I probably do need some ethnic friends to cook with, but that's easier said than done. I was friends with some Bangladeshis when I lived in Texas and I always loved to go eat at their house.
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