Category: Thailand

China: Hot and Sour Soup

In the United States, it is called hot and sour soup, and the Chinese call it 酸辣湯, literally “peppered soup with vinegar”.

China: Spring Rolls

This month, we are celebrating New Year, not the Christian new year that just passed, but Chinese new year, which will be celebrated on January 28. This year, we are welcoming the Year of the Rooster, and we are starting with a Chinese appetizer classic: spring rolls.

Thailand: Pad Thai

Pad thai (ผัดไทย) is probably the most famous Thai dish around the world but it is also one of the least traditional dishes in Thai cuisine.

Thailand: Pla Neung

“When a boy and a girl lay a krathong together, they will be married in this life or the afterlife”

Thailand: Som Tam

Eternal smile and lights! This will be the atmosphere this week on 196 flavors! We are indeed heading to the land of eternal smile, Thailand, for the festival of Loy Krathong that is also called the festival of lights.

Thailand: Laab Kai

Dieting, eating healthy, cooking light… Oh how things have changed on 196 flavors since the end of our world tour!

Brunei: Chicken Satay

We are ending this BBQ feature on 196 flavors with this chicken satay recipe which, let’s be honest, is not really native to Brunei.

Thailand: Crying Tiger Beef

Kind of weird that in the land of smile, one of the most popular dishes is called crying tiger beef or seua rong haï. A legend says that this Thai dish is so good that it would make a tiger cry. Strips of beef would be compared to the tears of the tiger. But this