One of the things I love about Penang is the food. I’m a great lover of Thai food also and, while there are a number of good Thai restaurants in Penang, the best place to eat Thai food is of course, Thailand.
One of my talents is that of being a qualified chef and, as such, I often like to cook, especially SE Asian cuisine as the ingredients are readily available and reasonably priced here. I often cook Chinese and Indian food here and fancied a dabble at Thai. While I have cooked it often, I tend to stick to tried and trusted recipes, mainly because I have found few Thai cook books that I actually rate.
I was thus very pleased when I came across ‘Thai Step-By-Step Cooking’ in the bookshop near the entrance to Jungceylon (Patong, Phuket) when I visited recently. Published by ‘Asia Books’, it is one of their ‘Confident Cooking’ series. From memory it cost around RM 50 / THB 500 and it may well be available in Malaysia / Penang bookshops (I’ll check and update here next time I’m in town).