Thursday, November 12, 2009

Experimenting with measurements

Many of my students notice that while I teach a lesson, I don’t necessarily measure out exact proportions for my recipes. Why is this? It is because much of the Thai cooking technique relies on being able to create the recipe to your personal liking.

Thai cooking is much more lenient as it allows cooks to customize a dish to make it as sweet, sour, salty or creamy as you like. For instance, I usually vary the amount of sweetness (sugar) and saltiness (fish oil) in each dish.

For beginner cooks, I still recommend you follow my recipes’ proportions and measurements but as you grow more confident and experienced in your cooking, try to vary your measurements to learn how to let your taste wander.

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