Asian Dishes, Places, Thai

Markprok Seafood

We googled and we discovered a great seafood haunt in Phuket. Phuket is expensive, depending on where you stay. The cost of the trip itself to Markprok is as expensive as the meal itself! Seriously staying in the northern part of Phuket is not wise if you intend to travel for food or fun.

The food itself is good authentic Thai food. We ordered quite a lot but the best is the clear and very spicy tom yum seafood soup! We got prawns and sweet sour fish. All very light on the palate and tasty. Of course, as Singaporeans we had tasted fantastic Thai food in restaurants but for the authentic experience of local dining, and the fact that in Singaporeanised versions which tend to be heavier in seasoning and oil, we enjoyed the food here tremendously. It’s also very fragrant with all the many herbs and aromatic leaves thrown in.

I am always inspired by my travels. Looks like the next weekend I’ll be whipping up some Thai recipes! 😉

Asian Dishes, Poultry, Thai

Thai Green Chicken Curry

I seem to have some sort of memory loss. I though I posted this already but it seems I haven’t. Oh well. I wanted to post about this Thai Green Curry. I like Green Curry. It’s rich and flavourful. I got the recipe from the internet after my friend told me that she had cooked a successful green chicken curry from a recipe off the web. I thought I’d give it a go and whaddya know? It turned out delicious. The only problem was that my chicken was tough. First time ever. I didn’t boil the chicken long enough. But seriously, this is so simple yet delicious to make that there really is no point paying so much from a Thai restaurant when you can do it yourself at home cheaply.

In a blender/chopper, add onions; garlic; ginger; one lemongrass; 5 big green chillies; a big bunch of coriander; pepper; fish sauce; cumin powder; coriander powder; a bit of palm sugar. Blend till it forms a paste.
In a pot, add chicken, the green paste, water and boil till the chicken is cooked and tender.
Pour in one box of coconut cream and pieces of brinjal.
Season with salt and sprinkle fresh coriander over.
The gravy is super delicious, especially when served with hot rice.