If you have been to a typical Thai restaurant, you might fall in love with this delicious Thai Iced Tea which is bright color with the layers formed by milk, sweet and strong for health. It is very easy to make it (for avoid payment $3.50 to Starbuck) – Just try !!

Ingredients:

2/3 cup Thai tea leaves
1 2/3 cup Water
1/2 cup Sugar
1 1/2 cup Evaporated Milk (12oz can)

To make:

  • Bring the water to a boil in a pot. Remove the pot from heat when the water begins to boil, and then add tea leaves to the pot.
  • Stir to submerge all the tea leaves in the water (do not try to use the tea bag or tea ball) and steep for 5 minutes (do not boil the tea, just let it sit in the pot).
  • When the timer goes off, strain the tea into a larger pitcher through a sieve.
  • Add your sugar and stir to dissolve. Cool to room temperature, and then cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

To serve:

Fill tall glasses with ice. Pour the tea in a glass, leaving 1/4 of the glass. Pour slowly evaporated milk over the ice in each glass.

Source: instructables / recipegal

Massaman curry paste originate from the south of Thailand, its similarity to Malaysian and Indain curry.With warm spices ingredients such as cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg, moreover lemon glass, fish sauce and other Thai ingredients added. This curry paste can be used to make any type of dish by chicken, beef, tofu and lots of vegetables. Enjoy with Thai Food!

Preparation Time: 30 minutes                                                                 Massaman Curry Paste

Ingredients:

  • 3 shallots, sliced
  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 red chillies (de-seeded, or leave seeds in a spicer curry)
  • 1 thumb-size piece galangal (or ginger), peeled and sliced
  • 2 stalks lemongrass, outer leaves and bulb removed, then sliced thinly (save upper stems to throw into the pot )
  • 1 Tbsp. coriander seeds, ground (grind them yourself in a coffee grinder, or use a pestle & mortar)
  • 1 Tbsp. cumin seeds, ground (grind them the same way as the coriander)
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg, preferably ground from whole nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 tsp. ground cardamon
  • 1 tsp. shrimp paste

Preparation:

  1. Pound dried chilies and salt thoroughly.
  2. Add galangal and lemon grass, and pound well.
  3. Add all rest ingredients. Pound well after each addition to obtain a fine paste.

Need to know: Massaman curry paste can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Source: temple of Thai, Thaifood