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The best kitchen in the world

Visiting Thailand is what I do every year, this year was early than usual. The country is rich of fresh vegetables and tropical fruits, food is cheap, yet tasteful. Thai cuisine has lots to do with food presentation and there are lots of recipe development in modern Thai cuisine. We have a large number of new and creative menus by adding new ingredients to the main ingredients, then they become new dishes. Additionally, Thai foods are colorful, dishes usually have a mixed combination of red, green and yellow, which gives good contrast to the dishes.

For me what I long after when going to Thailand is eating at home because there exists the best kitchen in the world. In fact, there are two kitchens, one is in my parent’s house, another is in, now, my aunt’s house. I live like a king at home and only need to say what I’d like to have. Above all, mom’s cooking is only better with time. She chooses to cook dishes that contain lots of ingredients. In my parent’s house, mom still prepares all or most of raw ingredients by hand, therefore, they are so fresh. Sometimes, while cooking mom just walks to the garden on the balcony to pick up some species, then throws them into the pot.

What my dad said is true that mom has to cook for her children so that they always miss her.

Papaya salad with shrimps

Papaya salad with shrimps

Deep fried salted chicken wings

Deep fried salted chicken wings

Kaeng Pa (literally means forest curry)

Kaeng Pa (literally means forest curry)

Stir-fried tofu with bean sprouts

Stir-fried tofu with bean sprouts

Deep fried taro and tofu

Deep fried taro and tofu

Also, mom always serves seasonal fruits at the end of the meal. Best of all is they are peeled and cut and ready to eat.

Guava, pineapple and sapodilla

Guava, pineapple and sapodilla