Luc Dingemans is Singlemade’s first guest! He surprises us with a Thai recipe, which he describes to be super easy, authentic and a real crowd pleaser! Well, he’s got our attention! 🙂
Okay, Dingemans doesn’t really sound Thai, but this Antwerp resident discovered oriental cooking by following love! His first love led him to the Philippines, his second love was Thai.
Although they’re both oriental, there are remarkable differences between the Philippine and Thai cuisines. 300 years of Spanish rule has strongly influenced the Philippine cuisine, and the country’s poverty is reflected in its food: a lot of grease, a lot of fish (because it’s easy to get) and a lot of vinegar. The Thai cuisine is much leaner and relies heavily on sauces (oyster, fish, soy,…). And they do like it spicy! Although they make plenty of non-spicy dishes as well, a Thai will stir in some dried chili anyway!
Luc’s cooking can be described as a mix of Philippine and Thai. And he’s a fervent cook as well! In fact, he’s opening his own place: Turo Turo! It’s a Philippine expression that means ‘just point’ and that’s what Luc’s going for: just look at the dishes in the counter and point at what you want, then pay by the pound!
Luc’s looking at locations to open up shop, so Antwerp, hold on to your chopsticks! If you can’t wait, you can already order his creations through Flavr every wednesday. Make sure to try out his famous spring rolls! Click here for more info!
Luc’s revealed one of his Thai recipes for Singlemade. It’s made with different kinds of flesh, usually Nua (beef) or Kai (chicken). And the Thai like to mix it up and add minced meat to this dish! You can also just stick to minced meat, but it’ll change the taste and feel of the recipe.
You can’t avoid buying some sauces though. You can easily find them in any supermarket’s exotic department and it’s a small price to pay for an authentic Thai experience! 🙂
Ps: This recipe is spicy and has a lot of garlic in it, so watch out if you have an important meeting coming up ;-).
Pps: In the ingredient list you can find the Asian ingredients. Some western alternatives are listed in the Recipe notes.
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Carine isn’t a big fan of oriental cooking. She likes the southern European cuisine, with plenty of sauces. But nevertheless, she loves this dish!
Carine’s tip: like veggies as much as she does? Just add some extra beans!
Valerie and Michael just adore it! Valerie had all the sauces and even had some proper Thai beers to serve alongside! The mix of different meats really hit home with her! Michael describes this recipe as a simple and delicious dish for meatlovers.
Tip: Valerie does warn that it’s pretty spicy. Next time she makes it, she’ll use just one half chili pepper. Carine also cut down on the spiciness.
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Have fun cooking and… bon appétit! 🙂