By Pailin Chongchitnant
2023 • Appetite by Random House
Sabai: The state of being when you're at ease. Comfortable. Relaxed.
Pailin Chongchitnant knows that a busy schedule can make learning new recipes seem intimidating--whether you’re familiar with the cuisine or not. In her second book, Pai will empower you to make Thai food part of your everyday routine, with a compilation of authentic and straightforward recipes, like Beef Laab or Green Curry Chicken with Winter Melon, that are quick to make and delicious to eat. From prepping, to cooking, to eating, the dishes in this book can be done sabai sabai, as the saying goes.
Pai takes you through every recipe with her signature level of detail and warm, encouraging style. And she’s thought of plenty of shortcuts, tips, and tricks to get dinner on the table, no matter how hectic the day has been. There are even QR codes linking to her YouTube videos on tips, techniques, and more to support you every step of the way.
Whatever you’re in the mood for, you’ll find inspiration in Pai’s easy, yet flavorful, creations:
- SNACKABLE APPETIZERS like Fish Sauce Wings or Roti with Yellow Curry Dip
- SNAPPY MAINS like Weeknight Khao Soi or Minimalist Pad Thai;
- SIMPLE YET SATISFYING DESSERTS like Banana Coconut Sundae or Black Beans & Sticky Rice.
With a full section on Thai pantry staples and common ingredient substitutions, Sabai has everything you need to make your favorite dishes at home. You’ll also love the section on how to compose the perfectly balanced Thai meal, with specific recipe pairings and ideas to make sure you’ve got the sweet, salty, sour, and spicy elements covered. Step into the kitchen, relax, and let your taste buds--and Pai--be your guide.
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