Stocking a Thai Pantry
This Week's Film: Beautiful Boxer
In addition to the fresh ingredients, the spices for preparing Thai food should include cinnamon, coriander, cumin, curry powder, and turmeric. And your pantry should include unsweetened coconut milk, dried shrimp, jasmine rice, nam pla (Asian fish sauce), oyster sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, shrimp paste, soy sauce, sweet chili sauce, and sriracha (Thai chili sauce).
Most of the ingredients needed to prepare Thai food are readily available in the international food aisles at larger grocery stores and at Asian markets. But if they are not available locally, ImportFood.com is an online Thai grocery with an impressive inventory list. Another online source is GroceryThai.com
My Thai Green Curry recipe will be posted at the end of the week, along with my Beautiful Boxer film review.