My Favorite Clear Tom Yum Soup

Whenever I make one of my Mama’s recipes, I have to remind myself that cooking takes practice and things don’t often go as smoothly as they look on TV (How does Jacque Pepin make things look so easy?). And when I call her to ask why I carefully followed the recipe and the dish doesn’t…

Easy Creamy Tom Yum Soup

While many Americanized Thai restaurants serve tom yum soup as an appetizer or soup course, Thais typically eat the beloved dish as a main course with rice, which offsets the heat from the chilies. There are two versions of the soup: creamy and clear. My Mama’s super-easy recipe for the creamy variety uses tom yum…

Spicy Thai Basil Chicken

Thai basil chicken is a zesty go-to dish that my Mama can always make on the fly. While fattier chicken thighs always seem to add extra flavor, the sauce adds moisture and zing to even the driest chicken breasts. Up the number of chilis if you like it tongue-tingling hot or leave them out completely…