Chilli

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Chilli (Prik) is the main spices of Thai food seasoning that make the tasteless of food become spice up and tasteful.

Chilli is one of spices which important for Thai cuisine for long time. Every meal always has chilli that seem it cannot separated from Thai foods so every household will keep it as dried chilli, chilli powder and fresh chilli.



Now, I make you known to chilli which often use in Thai cuisine.
1. Bird chilli (Prik Ki Noo)

It has both green and red everyone give a nickname to it “bantam chilli” because of its small shape but very very hot and spicy. Do you believe superman can cry!!. Bird chilli often put to papaya salad (Som Tam) and sometime put it on side dishes with sago ( Sa Koo Sai Moo).

2. Dried chilli (Prik Hang)
Dry chilli is bird chilli that dried by the sun, it has good smell and proper to make chilli sauce and put it on side dishes with Thai rice noodle. Sometimes we spinning it as chilli powder and use it for season in noodle.

3. Sweet chilli (Prik Whan)
Sweet chilli or jumbo chilli, like its shape. It has 3 color ; green, red and yellow. Taste of sweet chilli is little spicy so we often eat with vegetable salad or fried it like tempura. With the colorful of it, make it more appetizing.

4. Large chilli (Prik Chee Fah)
Large chilli has native land in tropical area of America, its shape round-long and sharp tail. It has many colors ; green, red and orange. We often use it in fired rice because it has little spicy and sometimes we grill it for make chilli sauce, it has good smell. Before use it should core its seed.

Chilli tips
1. Do not drink water immediately after chew chilli because it make you more hot. Should drink milk, hot tea or yogurt for stop hotness.

2. If you have a fever should eat spicy food for perspiring such as papaya salad (Som Tam), Spicy soup (Tom Yam) etc.

3. chilli top can be scald and eat with chilli sauce.

4. Capsaicin in chilli can help you relieve the pain, now medical profession use it in medicine for relieve the pain. Chilli will spicy more or less up to these Capsaicin which in the seed so you can make chilli less spicy by core its seed.

Pad Thai History

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What’s Pad Thai?
Pad Thai is fired Thai noodle if you ever come to Thailand; I believe you have a chance to try it sure!!

Why named Pad Thai?
Did you ever wonder why Pad Thai. It can be Pad Chinese or Pad India? No. cannot because Pad Thai belongs to Thai.

When Pad Thai birth?
You may think it birth in ancient times some think since 5th reign…some think since Ayutthaya….

But Pad Thai just was born in General P. Piboonsongkram government whose slogan is “Believe leader, Thai safe” that means Pad Thai belong to Thai about 50 years.

General P. Piboonsongkram government dominated in period 2482-2489 and he changed Thai come to nationalism and civilization such as
-Changed Siam to Thailand
-Don’t eat betel nut
-Wear a hat when go out
-Separated male and female by named if male has the name like female should change their name to true man like Som Chay. So this period Som Chay is the hottest name for male.
-Changed Thai Language by cut some word which not necessary because some alphabet it pronounce the same but different character so he cut it out. Many books have to edit and changed to be correct in his language but when it’s outdated of him everything changed as before.

Everything changed to nationalism so he did not forget to make foods of Thailand, Pad Thai.

Pad Thai is a new food and all the ingredients are Thai even pork which looks as a Chinese food no authority to put in Pad Thai dishes.