Thai Style Fragrant Water And Thai Hom Mali Rice
This very popular form of fragrant water is made from freshly gathered flowers and contains no alcohol. The flowers used are selected for their sweet and lingering fragrance, some of the more common ingredients being the flowers of damask rose (Rosa damascene Mill.), jasmine, “lam-chiak” (Pandanus tectorius Bl.), “kradang-ngaa-thai” (Cananga odorata Hook.f. & Th.), orange champaka (Michelia champaca Linn.), “chammanaas”(Vallaris glabra Ktze.),bullet wood, “lamduan” (Melodorum fruticosum...
Nam Ob Thai In The Thai New Year
Nam- Ob Thai is one of Krueng Pratin, featuring clear, perfumed water in light yellow colour. Its name derives from a major peocess of making “Ob” (vapouring). The Nam-Ob could be made with or without fresh flowers.
Applications of the Nam-Ob Thai
1. Directly apply on face and body to relieve skin from hot temperature and reduce sweat odour.
2. Mix with Pang-Rum before applying on face or body for beauty and reduce skin irritation.
3. Sprinkle on clothes.
4. Mix with powdered...
Garlic Chilli Pepper Ginger
Garlic Scientific name:Allium sativum Linn. Family: ALLIACEAE Vernacular name: Kra –thiam
Garlic has long been recognized all over the world as a valuable condiment or foods, and a popular remedy medicine for various ailments and physiological disorders. It is hardy bulbous perennial with narrow flat leaves, and bears small white umbel of edible flowers and bulbils. Kra thiam clustered made up of several bulblets called cloves enclosed in a papery white or pinkish sheath. Garilec is used...
Thai Khanom Sweetstuff
The Tri Bhumi Praa Ruang is currently the most ancient document giving information of Khanom stuff. However, it is very difficult to judge exactly the origin and deviation of the “Khanom” word.
In the former days, “Khanom” was made of two important ingredients: flour (powdered rice and sugar.) Later, coconut milk became an adding ingredient. It is believed that the Thai dessert had its origin in the Sukhothai Era. Market place, in which sweetstuff was sold, was called “Paa kahnom” (“Dessert...
Most Favourite Spices
Peeper Scientific name:Piper nigrum Linn. Family:PIPERACEAE Vernacular name:Prik Thai
Pepper is native to the monsoon forests of the Malabar coast in southwest India. The pepper vine is now grown in much of tropical Asia. Pepper is the most popular spice in most of the recipes in cookery, to aid digestion, to preserve food and to enchance its flavour. Pepper has a warm, woody smell that is fresh, pungent and agreeably aromatic. Pepper is neither sweet nor savoury, just pungent, and can...
Hot And Spicy Flavor With Fragrant Smell
Hot and Spicy Flavor with Fragrant Smell: Chillies, Coriander seeds, cardamoms, cloves, lemon grass, kaffir lime leaves, pepper,deeplee (a kind of long pepper ), kaprao (a kind of sweet basil), karachai (kaempferia pendurata), bai maenglak (a kind of sweet basil )and phakphai (or phakphaew, a kind of fragrant leaves of polygonum odortum Lour. family).
Giving Pleasing, Sweet and Sour Flavor: Tamarind, maadun, lime, maaeyk (a kind of bush of Solanum stramonifolium Jacq.), maaeyk (a kind of sour...
Herbal Beverages mapraw coconut
Scientific Name:Cocos nucifera Linn.
Other names:Maakon Mogoon, Mapraaw (In general) Heddung (Petchboon) Praaw, Mapraaw (The Southern Part ) Yo (Malayu – The Southern Part ) Korsaa (Karen – Mae Hongsorn) Dung (Chong-Chanburi) Pole (Karen - Karnijanuburi) Eiajee (Chinese)
Trunk A perennial tree for about 20-30 metres high; the trunk which is very tall and thin does not produce any branch.
LeavesThe leaves of a coconut tree are in a...
Water Birds Parts 3
The Emperor Goose Anser canegieus has rarely been seen in the wild by ornithologists because its breeding grounds are confined to a small area in the far west of Alaska and the far east of Siberia. The photograph shows a nest site on the flat open wastes of the Alaskan tundra, and it also nests on coastal marshes and islands. Although birdwatchers have rarely seen the Emperor Goose, it is well known to the local Eskimos. During August the geese moult their flight feathers and the Eskimos take...
Herbal Beverages Mandarin Makaan
Mandarin, King Orange, Tangerine Scientific Name: Citrus reticulate Blanco Family: RUTACEAE Other Names: Sompaen Keema, Sompaen Kradaan, Somkaew Boran, Somsangthong, Som Tranganoo, Som Jantaboon (Krung tep ) Somchiengtung, Majook, Makhang, (The Northern Part ) Mabaang, Makiew (Chiangmai ) Leemayeubo, Leenajeena (Malay – The Southern Part).
Trunk A small – sized perennial plant with plentiful branches.
LeavesThe leaves of an orange plant are in compound form with...
Bird World Part 3
The Cowbird Molothrus bonariensis of North America is a pure parasite. During the breeding season it is very promiscuous, mating quite randomly and not forming lasting pairs. The female lays her egg in the nest of a smaller bird and, as with the Cockoo, the Cowbird’s egg hatches before the others in the nest, the nestling grows faster and soon starves its nest-mates out even if it does not actually crowd them out. During the summer months, the Cowbird is usually to be seen following, or even...