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    Thai Christmas Traditions
    POSTED BY Thai Terre | December 22, 2018
    There aren't many things that reach all over the world but Christmas is one of them. In some way or another, people all over the world know about Christmas, whether they celebrate it or not. For some Christmas is about religion and for others it's a time to come together and give and receive gifts with friends and loved ones. But what happens in Thailand? Do they even celebrate Christmas? Thailand is primarily a Buddhist country, with around 85 percent of its population following the religion. As such, Christmas is not a traditional holiday in Thailand, however, in recent years, some festive cheer can be felt in the countries capital, Bangkok. Thailand differs in their Christmas celebrations or it could be said that the Christmas Celebrations in Thailand vary from the rest of the world in the sense that 25th December is not the recognised as a holiday by this country December marks the month of the King of Thailand’s birthday, so the streets are already illuminated with decorations, adding to the festive feel. On t...
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    Make Your Own Thai Curry Pastes
    POSTED BY Thai Terre | November 21, 2018
    When you sit down at the table and place an order, you can guarantee that soon all your senses are going to bing alive with flavours and smells of Thai food. Dishes tend to be a taste explosion - part of this is down to the chef and the other part is down to the amazing ingredients included in each and every Thai dish. What a lot of people assume is that the ingredients are often exotic and from faraway lands, but the truth is that some of the best dishes are made from some of the simplest ingredients and of course the major key to any good Thai dish is the spice used to make it.

    Start with a Paste

    Nearly all Thai foods begin with a paste of some kind - Thai Green/Red/Yellow curry is a prime example of this and most supermarkets sell pre-made pastes for these dishes. This of course will provide a nice dish for the family, but if you really want to blow them out of the water with a tasty explosion then it needs to come from fresh ingredients. In the Thai kitchen, pastes were traditionally made using whole spices a...
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    5 Thai Recipes to Try at Home!
    POSTED BY Thai Terre | October 21, 2018
    We love opening our doors to our customers each and every day and opening their minds (and taste buds) to Thai cuisine. When done right, Thai food is an explosion of flavour in your mouth but it doesn't always have to be hugely complicated to make your own. We're always looking to encourage our diners to try cooking Thai dishes for themselves and then coming in to Thai Terre and letting us know how it went. To help you on your way to becoming a great Thai cook, we've rounded up some great recipes for you to try and tell us all about! Thai Red Chicken Curry from Carls Bad Cravings - This 30 minute Thai Red Chicken Curry with vegetables is wonderfully creamy with coconut, bursting with layers of flavor, incredibly easy and all made in just one pot! It will definitely end up being a new favourite in your house and quick and easy to make at the end of a long day! Read more »
    Ingredients to start your Thai Store Cupboard
    POSTED BY Thai Terre | September 23, 2018
      Fish Sauce Otherwise known as Nam Pla, you won’t find many Thai dishes that aren’t seasoned with this smelly but delicious seasoning! It shouldn’t contain anything but anchovies, salt and water and you only need a few drops to add that authentic Thai zing to your dinner. Rice Vinegar  Thai food is famous for including all the taste sensations – sweet, sour, salty and spicy! Rice vinegar is perfect for adding sourness to dressings, especially if you are all out of fresh limes! If you don’t have rice vinegar then cider is an acceptable alternative – just don’t be splashing in your malt, these aren’t chips!   Coconut Milk Popular especially in curries, coconut milk is great for cooling down spicy dishes and adding that sweet note. Easily available in most supermarkets these days, or you could go the whole hog and make your own by rinsing out coconut flesh with warm water…not as easy as ...
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    What is the difference between the Thai Curries?
    POSTED BY Thai Terre | June 27, 2018
    You are here on our site so we’re going to assume you like Thai food, and maybe love Thai curry! But do you know what the different colours mean? Or why they are different colours? Curry is curry, right? Well, no, in a word! Traditionally, all Thai curries were made with the same ingredients except for one thing: the chillies. Red curry was made with several red chillies for a fiery hot dish, while green curry was made with green chillies, and yellow curry was made with yellow chillies. In Thailand, these chillies have a slightly different taste as well as differing in colour. As the dishes developed over time, new things were added to the dishes to enhance the differences to make them a bit more distinct. While all three can be super spicy, usually red is hot hot hot and green is milder, with yellow in between. Green Curry  The most popular of the bunch, Thai Green Curry has got even greener over the years with the addition of ingredients like basil, coriander and kaffir leaf. These ingredients mixed up with the green chillies, shallots, garlic, lemongrass and shrimp paste give the intense and fragrant flavour you always associate with Thai cuisine ...
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    Don’t miss out – Free bottle of house wine
    POSTED BY Thai Terre | May 23, 2018
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    Places to visit near East Dean
    POSTED BY Thai Terre | May 16, 2018
      DSC_6913 The south coast is a wonderful place to visit, so we’ve put together a list of nearby gems to explore. Once you’ve satisfied the wandering bug, we definitely recommend visiting Thai Terre here in East Dean – all that fresh air will certainly work up an appetite!   SEVEN SISTERS COUNTRY PARK   Visit the awesome chalk cliffs, a winding river valley and open chalk grassland. The Seven Sisters form part of the chalk cliffs on the Sussex Heritage Coast which is one of Britain’s finest unspoilt coastlines, it is a great place to explore.   BIRLING GAP   Birling Gap is a wonderful place to visit. There is the ancient downland and a marine nature reserve as well as a visitor centre and café. The crashing waves create strange chalk platforms and huge piles of chalk as the cliffs erode them away. As well as the amazing views you’ll see beautiful native flowers and butterflies.   LITLINGTON  WHITE HORSE   This chalk horse on High and Over Hi...
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    Happy Songkran!
    POSTED BY Thai Terre | April 3, 2018
    As you probably know, Thailand is a Buddhist country, with only a tiny 1% being Christian. Easter isn’t ignored though and you will certainly find gifts and eggs in the bigger stores (and even the odd Easter bunny hopping around!). However, Easter in Thailand often falls around one of our own favourite festivals - Songkran, which is our Thai New Year! April is the hottest month of the year in Thailand, and Songkran is often seen as a great excuse to go completely mad and have lots of fun! We have huge water fights and street parties that often go on all week! Most places close down for Songkran and the larger cities empty as everyone travels home. Songkran is the festival for family reunions, temple visits and annual house cleaning. Many Thais observe the holidays by spending time with families and friends and by performing religious rites such as ‘Bathing the Buddha image’. Buddhists pour fragrant water over Buddha statues both at the temple and at home. The more religious will perform similar celebrations the whole festival. Untitled
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    Healthy Thai Ingredients
    POSTED BY Thai Terre | February 27, 2018
    Thai cuisine is one of the healthiest foods you can eat. Lots of the main fresh herbs and spices used in Thai cooking such as fresh chilli, coconut milk, turmeric, coriander, and lemongrass have all sorts of clever ways of fighting disease and boosting your immune system. 3T8A0961 Here are some of the ways our ingredients can benefit your health! Chillies  Chillies are filled with vitamin A and vitamin C, which can help boost the immune system. Some studies suggest that eating chillies also helps you sleep better, keeps your heart healthy, and help you feel fuller for longer – no snacking needed after a delicious Thai curry! Coconut Milk Coconut milk sometimes gets a bad press but it is in fact extremely healthy. Yes it’s full of fats and oils but they are good and not bad fats. Eating coconut milk in food can help lower bad cholesterol while promoting good Read more »
    Mother’s Day Thai Style
    POSTED BY Thai Terre | February 27, 2018
    b45c976b8c1fc28d75c0c8f01a82b055 Mother’s Day in Thailand is doubly special. It is celebrated on the Queen’s birthday, August 12th and everyone has a day off to celebrate properly! On the day before the event, schools in Thailand typically host a Mother’s Day ceremony. Students spend weeks beforehand rehearsing performances and dances. Mothers come to see the shows, and are then treated to their children kneeling before them to thank them for all that they do – and it’s not uncommon for all parties involved to shed a few tears! In the morning of Mother’s Day itself, ceremonies are held to give offerings of food and other alms to Thailand’s saffron-robed Buddhist monks. Prayers and various devotions are offered up for mothers (and the Queen, who is considered to be the mother of the land) The traditional Mother’s Day gift in Thailand is jasmine. This delicate white flower is imbued with a sweet perfumed fragrance. Called “dok mali” in Thai, jasmine is used in ...
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