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    Mixed Vegetables

    Please help! I love veggies and I normally go to Thai or Chinese restaurants for this but the prices where I live are crazy for a plate of veggies.

    Can you suggest any recipes for assorted mixed veggies, Thai style? I will be a bit limited on specialty ingredients.

    Ideally, I would like to prepare this like I make my curries. I make a lot and put in single serving plastic containers to heat up and then cook up rice when I want to have something simple and easy.

    The sauce and the method of cooking would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Mixed Vegitable

    Have you ever stir fried? It's simple, but I'll leave technicalities to the experts to explain.

    Except for the time spent in Thailand I have always lived away from Asian grocers, making it necessary to improvise. If you have healthy fresh veggies of any type you can make a Thai stir fry.

    I found a series of videos by yanghailing on youtube which will take you through the process. Here is the first which will show how to properly cut up your veggies. I hope you find it helpful. If so you can watch her other videos as needed.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_g4VFKUsokY

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    Re: Mixed Vegitable

    Watched the vdo Julienne's stir fry, that is interesting. However I dont do mine that way. I like cut up my vegies bigger and I like them cooked but still crunchy. I use bigger wok, heat up oil first then fry finely chopped garlic till light brown and put cabbage first (the harder to cook vegie go first), then carrot and capsicum..could add mushroom and 1 or 2 chilis. I dont add sugar in my cooking, prefer either fish sauce or soy sauce and lastly oyster sauce. Could add pepper, and without chili.
    And I think stir fry is Chinese food.

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    Re: Mixed Vegitable

    Quote Originally Posted by Rori View Post
    And I think stir fry is Chinese food.
    Yes, from the Han Dynasty.

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    Re: Mixed Vegitable

    Quote Originally Posted by Rori View Post
    Watched the vdo Julienne's stir fry, that is interesting. However I dont do mine that way. I like cut up my vegies bigger and I like them cooked but still crunchy. I use bigger wok, heat up oil first then fry finely chopped garlic till light brown and put cabbage first (the harder to cook vegie go first), then carrot and capsicum..could add mushroom and 1 or 2 chilis. I dont add sugar in my cooking, prefer either fish sauce or soy sauce and lastly oyster sauce. Could add pepper, and without chili.
    And I think stir fry is Chinese food.
    I agree with you about trying not to add sugar. The oyster sauce is sweet enough alone.

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    Re: Mixed Vegitable

    Quote Originally Posted by David_Loves_Ubonwan View Post
    Yes, from the Han Dynasty.

    David
    Is there a uniquely Thai version then? LOL! Or do they just add delicious chillie peppers?

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    Re: Mixed Vegitable

    Shucks, I don't even know if I can get a wok here. I may have to get through Amazon or something. Is there a quality difference in woks? What is the favorite or best quality wok?

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    Re: Mixed Vegitable

    The fact about wok, the more expensive not always the better lol

    http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-seas...-kitchn-171893
    I would recommend carbon steel wok, see from the link above. However you can google about wok quality and styles, there are heaps of information.
    http://chinesefood.about.com/cs/cook.../bb/buywok.htm

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    Re: Mixed Vegitable

    i have a "flat" bottom wok..works great on electric stoves! someone teach me how to cook! ive eaten junk food long enough, ahh the consequences for having parents who both worked...

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    Re: Mixed Vegitable

    Quote Originally Posted by PeaBrain View Post
    Is there a uniquely Thai version then? LOL! Or do they just add delicious chillie peppers?
    My favorite Thai dish, stir fry style is Ѵԡԧ pad prik king. I just simply fry the red curry paste in hot oil, then add sliced streaky pork (the fat/meat layers), fry till well cooked, and add chopped yardlong bean (or asparagus bean), till cooked then add fish sauce. Add a bit of sugar if you wish, but I dont lol
    You can modify the chili paste with some other paste ie roasted chili paste etc.

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