I began my culinary quest more then twenty years ago. One of my greatest passions in life will always be traveling through different countries to study their cuisine and culture. My favorite places where I have learned to cook has definitely been throughout Mexico, Morocco, and Thailand. Thailand especially because I’m such a fan of their cuisine and especially their culture. One of the greatest places on Earth.
Nothing can compare to learning a countries cuisine by going there and immersing yourself into their way of life. Seeing how their local home grown ingredients are cultivated and used. No matter who cooks it, or where you get it, the food will never be the same as compared to where it originated from.
For authenticity it will of course be best to use Thai eggplants. They can be easily found at most Asian markets. You can add any vegetable you would like. Carrots, zucchini, cauliflower, and fresh green beans work wonderfully
Thai food is super healthy for you because of it’s emphasis on only using fresh unprocessed ingredients. This dish is extremely rich in vitamins and healthy fat from the coconut milk. Coconuts fatty acids are primarily saturated fats. It’s known to help you lower cholesterol levels, improve blood pressure, and prevent heart attacks or a stroke. The chilis are great for your digestion and palm sugar is a healthy natural unprocessed sugar. This dish is delicious, easy to make, and as authentic as it gets. I used chicken but you can easily use beef, pork, or vegetables with delicious results.