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Chulalongkorn Day Special

Posted by Lapan Cooking Classes on Thursday, September 6, 2012, In : Specials 
Ok a bit more serious now, a bit of culture for a change! (it's foodie culture, so read it please, it might be useful for impressing your in-laws during an awkward silence)

So Chulalongkorn Day is a public holiday in Thailand that commemorates the day Chulalongkorn (aka King Rama V) died. King Rama V was a renowned gourmet who loved to relax over food. He was a bit fed up with the royal food served to him at his court (oh I feel so sorry for him (!)) and was longing for things like shrimp past...

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Tofu with Smoky Coconut Salad

Posted by Lapan Cooking Classes on Wednesday, September 5, 2012, In : Salad 
Another recipe if you are a busy, vegetarian and only have 5 min to spare:

Smoky Tofu & Coconut Salad

For one portion

2 cubes fried tofu, sliced
1cm red onion, thin slices
1 teaspoon coriander leaves
5cm carrot, grated
5cm cucumber, thin slices
1 tablespoon grated coconut
1 tablespoon peanuts
1 tablespoon coconut milk
1 teaspoon rice vinegar
salt to taste

First make the dressing: toast grated coconut and peanuts in a pan (so without fat, just wait that they turn brown). Pound them togeth...

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