THAI TERRE BLOG
POSTED BY Thai Terre | December 11, 2017
The end of a year – whether it’s been great or could have been better – is always cause for celebration. But where to celebrate? At home? You could… but do you really want the hassle of preparing all the food and drink and then having to tidy everything up afterwards? Although some people love to host a party, for others it generally means they can’t enjoy themselves as much as they’re so busy looking after their guests…
So, the answer is simple: let someone else look after your guests for you. Someone like the staff at fantastic Thai Terre in either Eastbourne or Uckfield, for example. Our unique take on a traditional Christmas dinner (which includes dishes such as Thai curry fishcakes, duck with tamarind sauce, and crispy tiger prawns) will take the worry out of cooking for a large group – and if it’s a couple’s Christmas you’re hoping for, then our romantic dining room is just the place for it. Perfect for office parties, family gatherings, or intimate dinners for two, there is nothing quite...
POSTED BY Thai Terre | November 2, 2017
The office Christmas party is an important tradition. It’s where people can let their hair down, where they can be a bit silly, where they can be themselves, where they can really get to know people who they might otherwise only ever say hello and goodbye to at the office… And it’s a chance for an employer to show their appreciation for their staff who have worked hard all year round and deserve a treat. It’s tradition, yes, but that doesn’t mean it’s a chore – and with Thai Terre and our fantastic, freshly prepared Thai food, you can have your traditional Christmas party with a definite non-traditional twist!
Christmas parties aren’t just about work colleagues getting together to let off some steam, though. These days, families and friends can live and work far apart from their loved ones, but at Christmas it is the chance for everyone to get together. If this is the only time during the year that you see everyone face to face, it’s even more important t...
POSTED BY Thai Terre | October 28, 2017
There are so many delicious Thai dishes available from Thai restaurants and takeaways, including our very own Thai Terre, that it can sometimes feel a little overwhelming when it comes to choosing something that is going to satisfy those hunger cravings of yours. Not because you might pick something that doesn’t taste so good (thanks to good quality produce and expert chefs, Thai Terre Eastbourne and Thai Terre Uckfield’s dishes are all delicious), but because everything is so mouth-watering you just don’t know where to start. So here are a few ideas on what the most popular Thai dishes are, and why – these might give you a head start when it comes to making that all-important decision.
Tom Yum Goong
Tom Yum Goong is well named! It really is yummy. Made with shrimp as the main ingredient, this clear soup incorporates lemongrass too. It’s the typical ‘hot and sour’ type of Thai dish, but it’s okay to ask for it mild if you prefer.
The best translation for pad Thai is Thai stir-fried noodles, but that doesn’t even begin to describe how good this dish is! It can be a side dish, an accompaniment, or even eaten as ...
POSTED BY Thai Terre | September 14, 2017
Some people assume that all Thai food is spicy, and if they don’t like spicy food… well, they won’t want to try Thai. But Thai food isn’t always spicy. It doesn’t have to be. Although the cuisine is known for having the perfect combination of hot and sour, sweet and salty flavours, there are some dishes that have very little chilli heat in them at all, for example, and others still that, if you ask for them to be made mild, they will be.
So there is no excuse – everyone can try (and love!) Thai food!
Spice is just one part of Thai cooking, and doesn’t represent the cuisine as a whole, but if you want to be safe when ordering, there are some dishes to look out for. Remember, it’s usually the addition of red hot chilli peppers that make a dish spicy, and many dishes will include ginger, garlic, or other herbs and spices instead (or as well as) chillies. That way, you can still enjoy the taste of the meal without it being too hot to enjoy.
A useful phrase to remember (if you want to stay authentic) is ‘mai sai prik’. This means ‘without chilli’. Whoever is making your food will definitely know you aren’t keen on chilli i...
POSTED BY Thai Terre | August 22, 2017
Thai Terre has been a staple in the Eastbourne area for a while now, but recently we opened a brand new restaurant in Uckfield. We’ve been keen to do this ever since we began, knowing what a lovely place Uckfield is, and our dream has finally come true.
So what can you expect at Thai Terre Uckfield?
We haven’t let a new restaurant dim our old one in any way, so you can expect either branch of Thai Terre to offer you superb Thai food in Eastbourne or Uckfield. With fresh, delicious ingredients – locally sourced where possible – and expert chefs who know exactly how to combine those ingredients to make perfect Thai dishes, using the right elements of spicy, hot, sour, and sweet, the quality of food served at Thai Terre is beyond compare.
But it’s more than just the food (although that is clearly a hugely important part of it). It’s the atmosphere too. And at Thai Terre in Uckfield, that atmosphere is just as good as you remember it from East Dean. If you’ve never visited us before, you’ll love how friendly and comfortable the place is. Our staff are well trained, but they are also innately lovely people, who are keen to make sure that you are having the best ...
POSTED BY Thai Terre | July 11, 2017
When you think of rice, the first place that will probably come to mind is China. But Thailand is actually one of the biggest rice producers in the world, and a large part of the country’s economy relies on the export of rice. Rice is served with every meal in Thailand, so getting it right is one of the main elements of great Thai cooking – and it’s what we do every day at Thai Terre in Eastbourne and soon Uckfield too.
The main types of rice used in Thai cooking are jasmine rice and sticky rice.
Jasmine rice has some pretty unique properties that make it so delicious, and so definitely Thai. Jasmine rice can also be called fragrant rice, scented rice, jasmine scented rice, or aromatic rice, and these names will give you a good idea of just what is so special about it. It smells incredible, and lends a beautiful fragrance to any dish it is served with. Be careful if you are cooking this rice yourself though – it is deceptively difficult to get it right, and a lot of the time it comes out soggy or gummy. This ...
POSTED BY Thai Terre | June 30, 2017
In terms of taste, there isn’t much to separate delicious rice or sumptuous noodles in Thai cuisine. Both – when done right – are the perfect accompaniment to a good, traditional, well-cooked Thai take away dish or a great meal served in Thai Terre East Dean.
But which (if any) is better? Which one will work best for you?
Well that depends on taste, and the texture that offers you the most enjoyable meal. Noodles tend to be softer than rice, which has a little more bite to it – for the most part, although this isn’t always so. If you prefer something a little more al dente
then rice should work best for you. Otherwise, it’s noodles all the way. And of course, noodles tend to work as a meal all on their own (with the addition of vegetables, sauce, and perhaps some meat). Rice, however, needs to be added to other things.
But generally, rice and noodles are a matter of what you prefer – there is not that much to choose between them.
What, then, about health? Which out of rice or no...
POSTED BY Thai Terre | May 17, 2017
Thai food is one of the most popular cuisines in the world thanks to its great taste and relative ease of cooking – it is possible to cook Thai food at home without too much fuss (although having it cooked by a fantastic Thai restaurant Eastbourne like Thai Terre is always a treat). But how much do you know about this wonderful food? These fascinating facts may surprise you…
If you’ve ever thought that great Thai food has a certain familiar taste to it, you could be right. Every single Thai takeaway or restaurant dish has a combination of salty, sweet, sour, bitter, and spicy flavours. It’s what gives Thai food its own unique personality.
Thai cuisine is such a popular option that pad Thai (stir fried noodles and, coincidentally, the most popular Thai home delivery dish) can be found in every continent in the world. The same is true for the amazing tom yum goong dish (spicy and sour shrimp soup).
In Thailand, rice is considered sacred, and must never be wasted. Therefore, every little grain of ric...
POSTED BY Thai Terre | April 13, 2017
When it comes to cooking amazing, authentic Thai food, there are five ingredients that no chef – whether you are cooking at home, or you are one of our excellent chefs at Thai Terre East Dean – can do without. If you have these five staples in your kitchen, you know you can always rustle up some interesting and memorable flavours. And, if you’d rather not do the cooking yourself but you still have a taste for Thai, that’s no problem either – Thai Terre offers delivery services too.
In native Thai fish sauce is called ‘nam pla’, but whatever you call it, Thai cuisine simply wouldn’t be the same without it. It is tangy, vibrant sauce that, if it’s a good one, should only contain anchovies, salt, and water. It should be used sparingly as it is salt heavy, and it really packs a punch when it comes to flavour.
Perfect for fresh Thai curries, coconut milk is a great tasting thickening agent. It is made by rinsing the oils out of the flesh of the coconut using warm water.
Sticky rice is eaten using the hands and comes in a variety of different flavours including the f...
POSTED BY Thai Terre | March 13, 2017
Street food… it’s the ‘in thing’ at the moment, it’s the current trend, and that’s not a bad thing. In fact, street food allows more and more people to sample different cuisines from around the world, including fabulous Thai dishes, in complete comfort. It’s fuss free, it’s quick, and it really hits the spot when it comes to giving hunger a bit of a kick.
But what is it that makes Thai food the perfect street food? The key to great street food is food that can be recreated for the masses, that tastes great, and is easy to eat on the go. And Thai food ticks all of those boxes. With the sweet and spicy, hot and sour elements all melded expertly together, just like in a traditional Thai restaurant like Thai Terre, you can have your meal and enjoy it without taking too much time out of your day.
Which is great… if you’re in a hurry. But if you want to savour your food, enjoy the delicate flavours and intricate ingredients that only Thai food can offer, then you need a real, authentic Thai eating experience – just like at Thai Terre. At Thai Terre East Dean we offer the same exquisite food you’ll find through a street vendor, but we also give you the time t...