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Real Pad Thai with Shrimp - D.Schmidt for About.com

INGREDIENTS
  • 8 oz. Pad Thai rice noodles, or enough for 2 people
  • 12-15 small to medium raw shrimp, shells removed
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce (use wheat-free for gluten-free diets)
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. grated ginger
  • 1 egg
  • 2-3 cups bean sprouts
  • 2-3 green onions, sliced
  • handful fresh coriander/cilantro
  • 1/3 cup dry roasted unsalted peanuts, chopped
  • 2-3 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • PAD THAI SAUCE:
  • 1/3 cup chicken stock
  • 3 Tbsp. vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 3-4 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. fish sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce (use wheat-free for gluten-free diets)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper, to taste
  • 1/8 tsp. white pepper
PREPARATION
  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Dunk in noodles and boil until they are limp but still firm and a little “crunchy” to taste. The noodles should be undercooked, as they will be fried later. Rinse with cool water and set aside.
  2. Toss shrimp in 1 Tbsp. soy sauce and set aside. Next, combine ‘Pad Thai Sauce’ ingredients, stirring to dissolve sugar. Set aside.
  3. Warm a wok or large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add 2 Tbsp. oil and swirl around, then add garlic and ginger. Stir-fry 1 minute and add the shrimp. Stir-fry 2 minutes, or until shrimp are pink and plump. Push ingredients aside and drizzle a little more oil into the pan. Crack in the egg and stir-fry quickly to scramble (30 seconds).
  4. Add noodles and drizzle over 1/3 of the pad Thai sauce. Using a gentle turning motion, stir-fry everything together. Add more sauce every 30 seconds to 1 minute until sauce is used up and noodles begin to get sticky and chewy tasting (‘al dente’ – 5 to 8 minutes).
  5. Turn off heat. Fold in bean sprouts and green onion (note: beansprouts and nuts can be served alongside the noodles if desired). Taste-test, adding more fish sauce if not flavorful enough. If too salty or sweet, add a good squeeze of lime. Sprinkle over the nuts and coriander. Thai chili sauce can be served on the side for those who like it extra spicy.
INGREDIENTS
  • GREEN CURRY PASTE:
  • 4 small green Thai chilies, OR substitute 1 to 2 jalapeno peppers
  • 1/4 cup shallot OR purple onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 thumb-size piece galangal OR ginger, grated
  • 1 stalk fresh minced lemongrass OR 3 Tbsp. frozen or bottled prepared lemongrass
  • 1/2 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 3/4 to 1 tsp. shrimp paste
  • 1 (loose) cup fresh coriander/cilantro leaves and stems, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. ground white pepper (can be purchased at some supermarkets, OR at Asian food stores)
  • 3 Tbsp. fish sauce
  • 1 tsp. brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. lime juice
  • CURRY INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 to 1.5 lbs. (about 0.7 kg) boneless chicken thigh or breast, cut into chunks
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 4 kaffir lime leaves (can be purchased frozen at most Asian food stores), OR substitute 1 tsp. grated lime zest
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into chunks
  • 1 zucchini, sliced lengthwise several times, then cut into chunks
  • Generous handful fresh basil
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut oil or other vegetable oil
PREPARATION
  1. Place all the “green curry paste” ingredients together in a food processor, and process to a paste. If necessary, add a few Tbsp. of the coconut milk to help blend ingredients. Set aside.
  2. Prepare the lime leaves by tearing the leaf away from either side of the stem. Discard the central stem. Then, using scissors, cut leaves into thin strips. Set aside.
  3. Warm a wok or large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the oil and swirl around, then add the green curry paste.
  4. Stir-fry briefly to release the fragrance (30 seconds to 1 minute), then add 3/4 of the coconut milk, reserving 2-3 Tbsp. per serving portion for later.
  5. Add the chicken, stirring to incorporate. When the curry sauce comes to a boil, reduce heat to medium or medium-low, until you get a nice simmer.
  6. Cover and allow to simmer 3-5 more minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Stir occasionally.
  7. Add the red bell pepper and zucchini, plus the strips of lime leaf (or lime zest), stirring well to incorporate. Simmer another 2-3 minutes, or until vegetables are softened but still firm and colorful.
  8. Do a taste-test for salt, adding 1-2 Tbsp. fish sauce if not salty enough. If you’d prefer a sweeter curry, add a little more sugar. If too salty, add a squeeze of lime or lemon juice. If too spicy, add more coconut milk. Note that this curry should be a balance of salty, spicy, sweet and sour, plus bitter (the bitter is found in the fresh basil garnish).
  9. Serve this curry in bowls with Thai jasmine rice on the side, allowing guests to add their own. Top each portion with fresh basil, then drizzle over 2-3 Tbsp. coconut milk, and ENJOY!

Grilled Peanut Butter & Honey Sandwich

Grilled Peanut Butter And Honey Sandwich
(1 serving)
  • 2 slices of bread (I use 100% whole wheat)
  • 1 Tablespoon of peanut butter (I use creamy Smart Balance brand)
  • 1/2 Tablespoon of honey
  • 1 large banana

First toast the bread just a little bit – if this step is overlooked, then the bread might become too mushy (yes mushy is a very technical term).

Spread 1/2 Tablespoon of peanut butter on each slice of bread.

Cut the banana into slices – however big you so choose (I cut mine about a quarter of an inch thick).

This would be a good time to turn on your grill. You could also griddle or fry this sandwich, but grilling is the healthiest route (you will find I usually take the healthy route).

While your heat source is doing it’s thing- drizzle honey over the two slices of peanut butter bread.

Lastly – Cover both pieces of peanut butter bread completely with the banana slices. If you have any left over banana slices just use them to top off your sandwich, or snack on them while the sandwich is grilling

 Penny’s is located just 2 hours South East of Bangkok on the Gulf of Thailand in the sleepy town of Ban Chang.  Ban Chang benefits from having nice beaches, good weather all year round and peace and quiet!  If you crave action we are just 30 minutes from either Pattaya or Rayong and all the attractions these cities have to offer such as historic temples, Floating market, zoos, water parks, bars cinemas and nightlife!  Ban Chang has it’s fair share of attractions and has many Western style bars and restaurants, as well as famous beach side seafood restaurants!

 From Bangkok: take Highway 7 or the Chonburi Expressway. After travelling about 90 minutes you should reach the Pattaya turnoff.  Instead,  head towards Rayong along Route 36.
 After travelling approximately 15 minutes you will reach some traffic lights.  Turn right at the lights and head down the 3376.  
This windy country road will pass St. Andrew’s School.  After 20 minutes it should deliver you to Penny’s which is about 3km past the 711 on the left hand side tucked in tesaban Soi 4.  
If you get stuck, head for the imposing Ban Chang Palace Hotel on the left hand side and call us, we will pick you up from there! 
Leaving Ban Chang, it is possible to take a large air-conditioned bus to Mo Chit (direct 200 baht every hour) or a minibus to Bang Na (also around B200).  It is also possible to fly to Samuii and Phuket from our local Pattaya Airport (just 20 minutes away!)  We are less than 90 minutes from Bangkok Suwanapoom Airport.  There are also many buses onwards to Rayong, Koh Samet and Koh Chang as well as many buses up country.
While you are with us we can arrange taxi or vehicle hire for you to enable  you to see all the sights.  We can also clean and service your car, we have a fully equipped garage.
 
call for more information on route: Mr.Eddy  080 097 1293

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Penny’s Home Stay & Spa

 Read the smiles from some of the latest visitors to Penny’s…from Agoda.com

Kevin B.CouplesUnited Kingdom,February 05, 2014
Excellent hosts
The proprietors,room,cuddly pets
7.7
I stayed here for 2 nights with my partner,and from the longer than expected journey down from Bangkok,the warm welcome from both Penny and Eddie,put us both in a relaxing frame of mind,the evening meal is cooked and prepared by Penny,and home grown on some items,the early morning cockerel awakens you to a fabulous breakfast,I would highly recommend this small guest house
Gary S.Families with young childrenAustralia, November 26, 2013
nice quiet relaxing
food, child friendly, lovely owners
6.7
picked this one as wanted something different to the hotel type accommodation for a change. is more a bed and breakfast than a hotel, very quaint and a little out of the way. food was delicious has a lovely pool and a little play area for young children.had a lovely stay penny and her husband were great can definitely recommend
Michael K.CouplesUnited States of America, October 21, 2013
Wonderful staff, relaxing natural setting.
The 3 best things about this hotel are: Warmth of Owner/Staff- Penny and Eddy, the Homey family atmosphere, Pool and natural settings
9.7
My wife and I loved our stay at Penny’s. From the moment we drove in, we were welcomed like family. There is no pretense to this place or the folks who run it. We spent a wonderful two days, relaxing, swimming–in a great pool, and talking with a couple we met from Sweden and of course with Penny and Eddy. This is a fairly new venture for them and they have plans to perhaps slowly expand it a little. What seperates this experience from others is the family atmosphere. Sort of like a Bed and Breakfast experience but you have your own little cottage like room. Its close ( 10 mins or so from the beach areas of Ban Chang) there are all sorts of local places to pick up food, and supplies. The price for Penney’s is quite reasonable! I think they are constantly trying to improve the facilities and the experience for the people and so I am sure this place will be even MORE of a great experience as time goes on. We appreciated very much Eddy and Penny and we will be back!
Hc L.Families with older childrenDenmark, September 01, 2013
Genuine feeling of home
Penny, The feeling of home, and the quiet
8
We – my 18 year old daughter, my girlfriend and me – stayed for 2 nights, and there’s absolutely no doubt in my mind that I will be back. It’s not 5 stars, but there’s nothing to put your fingers on, and Penny herself lifts the place to a level, where the much higher rated hotels I stayed on, can’t keep up. Penny makes sure that everything is to your satisfaction – with a big smile. I’ve never felt more welcome any of the many places I’ve stayed in Thailand. It’s placed in a quiet area, but still not far from town. And with the low numbers of rooms, there’s a good chance you have the place for yourself.I have found my home away from home when I’m in Ban Chang.
Marianne K.CouplesFinland, August 11, 2013
Friendly and peaceful.
Hospitality,quiteness and very clean.
9.7
We had a great time relaxing by the pool and exploring places by motorbike,we will be back someday for sure.
RupertCouplesUnited Kingdom, July 28, 2013
WOW! Warm friendly lovely people at Penny’s !!!!
Great warm welcone, super clean and confortable rooms great facilities and delicious food.
10
Penny was warm and inviting abd took very good care of us. The new rooms are very nicely decorated and VERY CLEAN. They have internet TV, Wifi, DVD and free movies, even Wii for kids! Pennys is a Homestay and not a big hotel which we liked because we had the place to ourselves. We rented bikes and enjoyed cycling to the beach. The food was very good value and the breakfast delicious. We felt very welcomed at Pennys it has plenty of things for the kids to do and the Homestay and Gardens are a labour of love for the hosts. We will recommend to all our friends in Bangkok. Thank you for an unforgetable stay! TIP: Pennys has a small number of rooms and often booked up so you need to book ahead! Extea beds can be negotiated on the spot they are very friebdly, also small pets are welcome!
Penny’s Resort is located at the end of a private road just outside town so is both quiet and tranquil.  We have secure covered parking facilities on site and facilities are securely locked and watched over by our security guard every night.
 In addition your car can be washed, cleaned and even serviced by our staff while you stay!

We have two newly constructed bedrooms available for guests.  Both are air-conditioned double rooms. The rooms are quiet and there is plenty of closet space and a safe for your belongings.

The rooms have individual on-suite private toilet, bath and hot water shower facilities and adjoin a large living room where you may enjoy Internet TV, broadband, DVDs and a small library of books and magazines.
 We also have tea and coffee making facilities, fridge and minibar.  Washing, drying and ironing services for your clothes are available and Panny’s has an exellent menu.
 
Bikes and motorbikes are available for hire and the beach is just 10 minutes away.
 
Mail us for availability and prices: pennyplaza@gmail.com. prices start from Baht 900 day including use of our outstanding facilities.

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Located in the sleepy town of Ban Chang, Penny’s Resort is 30 minutes drive to Pattaya City and all it’s attractions, such as wildlife parks, tiger zoo, mini golf, golf carting, botanical gardens, cinema, shopping malls and floating market.  There are too many attractions to list!  

In addition, Ban Chang has many local attractions, such as a large Vineyard (Silverlake), a huge Golden Buddha carved into a mountain, many temples, a Long Neck village, elephant trekking, ATV park and a Chinese museum.  There are also many quiet and clean beaches around Ban Chang and many islands that can be explored from local Sattahip Fishing Village, such as a turtle Sanctuary.  

Ban Chang has a good selection of restaurants and bars and there is a great variety of food on offer.  You can enjoy German, French, Italian, Japanese, Steak and traditional English food as well as great traditional Thai food.  At Penny’s we can offer you home cooked food and specialty spicy Thai Issan dishes, as well as traditional Western food such as cakes, pies, pasta and the traditional English Breakfast!

Ban Chang has a large Tesco supermarket, food halls and plenty of markets to explore shopping and many places selling traditional Thai ‘Khanom’ sweets.  You can also enjoy visiting the many fishing parks, golf courses, parks and temples and enjoy interacting with the local people who are very friendly!  

Should you wish to enjoy the nightlife, Ban Chang has nightclubs, Western ‘pubs’ and Thai style karaoke bars as well as coffee shops and live music open well into the night!

Local Pala Beach is pictured below.  It boasts a quiet temple and traditional fishing village, with a long sandy beach where you can eat locally caught seafood and enjoy the uninterrupted scenery.

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