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Massaman Thai Curry

I still don’t know how we got this lucky, but the first time I tried Massaman curry was in Thailand, on a beach, made especially for us by a Thai woman who was too modest to call herself a Chef but too passionate not to offer to cook for us once we started talking about food.

Plant-based Massaman Curry

We had been frequenting her tiny bar that had only three tables setup on the beach, every night around sunset. Slowly we got to know her and her husband and learned that they had just given up their restaurant in another part of the country and were running this tiny bar until they could figure out where to open up a new one.

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Thai Hazelnut Noodle Bowl

Thai Hazelnut Noodle Bowl

There is this amazing noodle shop a little bit too close to where I live. It serves a small menu of Asian-style soups and noodle bowls using local, high quality ingredients. I always go there with the intention of getting a warm, noodle-y soup, but always, without fail get the same exact thing, because I am totally addicted to it: the hazelnut noodle bowl.

Thai Hazelnut Noodle Bowl

It’s so good, I find it hard to keep up casual conversation until I can see the bottom of my bowl, and sharing is (obviously) out of the question. This bi-weekly good time is inspiring my dish today. It isn’t a direct re-creation, but a version of it, given a healthy, cancer-squashing bump.

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