Category Archives: Thai food

Chinese Carver Jimmy Zhang Makes Melons Bloom and Carrots Fly

Watch video as Chef Jimmy Zhang, Master of the Chinese Art of Fruit and Vegetable carving, creates exquisite watermelon roses and shares the secrets of this ancient craft. HIs passion started with a potato and now he fashions rearing horses out of taro, tropical fish from carrots and a feisty dragon out of giant radishes.. Continue reading

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Thy Tran’s Asian Cooking Classes Highlight Techniques to Empower Students

Thy Tran’s classes in Asian cooking at OACC and 18 Reasons focus on techniques to empower her students. Besides imparting the secrets to making tasty dishes from a range of Asian cuisines, the knowledgeable chef and author includes history, culture and science. Interview with Thy Tran. Continue reading

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Immerse Yourself in a World of Asian Flavors at Richmond’s Pacific East Mall

Take your palate on a trip of exotic Asian flavors at nearby Pacific East Mall in Richmond. Dine in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese or Thai restaurants. And sample sweets from around the globe. Adventurous cooks and homesick transplants will find almost any Asian ingredient at 99 Ranch. Continue reading

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Ten Places to Master Piroshkis, Paella or Pad Thai: Ethnic Cooking Classes Around the Bay Area

As I walked up the stairs to Kitchen on Fire’s spacious Berkeley loft, an inviting aroma of toasting cumin laid out an olfactory welcome mat. Chefs Olivier Said and MikeC., co-owners and culinary over-achievers, have a book coming out and … Continue reading

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Hot on the Taro Trail

Taro-obsessed, East Bay writer goes hunting for ethnic restaurants that cook up this tropical plant in various incarnations and details her Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese and Hawaiian discoveries, both savory and sweet. Continue reading

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Voyage to 99 Ranch Market-Land

Go on an instant trip to exotic lands by visiting Richmond’s 99 Ranch Market, a shopping emporium of Chinese, Taiwanese, Vietnamese, Korean, Filipino, Japanese and Indonesian foodstuffs. More than an ocean of fresh fish and hard to find fruits and vegetables. Snacks in un-dreamed of flavor combinations. Continue reading

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Food, the Tie that Binds — (make that the ‘Thai’ that binds)

Berkeley’s Thai Temple Sunday brunch offers a bountiful feast of freshly made Thai dishes in casual and convivial company. Continue reading

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