Thai Chicken Larb

Thai Chicken Larb

We don’t do a lot of Thai cooking at home, for reasons that aren’t entirely clear to me. In our house, we tend to think of Thai cooking as an option more when the weather is cold; the fiery curries and thick, creamy coconut sauces that make up the bulk of our typical Thai takeout… 

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Spicy Thai Peanut Chicken Wings with Raspberry Habanero Sauce (PB&J Wings)

Thai Peanut Wings with Raspberry Habanero Sauce (PB&J Wings)

Do you ever find yourself with a potential cooking project nagging at the back of your mind? A phrase, maybe, or a half-formed idea that is missing some crucial details? You may not even actively be working on it; sometimes, it’s just a few words rattling around in the back of your mind as you… 

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Lobster Tom Kha Soup

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It was one degree Fahrenheit when we left the house this morning. One. The loneliest number. I know all anyone is doing on Facebook and the news and in the bank and at school and work and wherever you go/look/listen is complaining about the cold. It’s boring, frankly. But, also, at the risk of sounding… 

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Long Grain

Long Grain

The first time I had Thai food I was a college freshman in Boston. My dad came up to check on me and ask if I was already behind in science (I was) and how I’d managed to spend $300 in two months at the Campus Convenience store (Marlboro reds and milk for White Russians,… 

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Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

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Because it’s been raining for one hundred and sixty-eight hours and the end of times is imminent, today we need soup. And because I don’t get to go to Ivy Noodle on Sunday with my roadtripping collaborator and his northbound mom, I started searching for soups with a Chinese/Thai flavor profile. Specfically, the chicken curry… 

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Boda

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I was bored by dinner at Boda. And I’m trying to get to the bottom of it. We arrived at seven-ish on a Friday and waited for two couples ahead of us to be seated. We admired the dining room from diminutive benches, hidden between the door and the host station. The lower dining room… 

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Siam Orchid

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When we ate at Siam Orchid at one o’clock, One City Center was as dingy as a Social Studies class filmstrip. I expected to see cohorts of ladies named Linda in big-shouldered suit jackets and Reeboks, chortling over chicken teriyaki. Instead we met Dawn from Appetite Portland, already gingerly eating from Styrofoam boxes. We were… 

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