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Curry

It's funny really, when someone starts talking about a curry, we immediately have an image of it. A thick, spicy, fragrant sauce filled with meat, fish and vegetables, which is eaten with rice.

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Four frequently asked questions about rice

What is the difference between brown rice and white rice? What is the difference between jasmine rice and pandan rice? Is all rice also suitable as sticky rice?

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Coconuts. Let's have a party!

Tjak, tjak tjak, it sounds, when the big knife chops open the coconut. This man has clearly done it before. And look, he still has all his fingers.

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New: Organic instant thai rice noodles

We have been stirring, tasting and tasting in our pans for quite a while. But now they are here: Organic Instant Thai Rice Noodles, the new organic instant noodle soups from ONOFF.

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What you need to know about the label

On the packaging of ONOFF there is information about the nutritional value per uncooked product. We would like to explain this, because it makes a lot of difference whether you are looking at...

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Sambal. More versatile than you might think.

Sambal comes from Indonesia and originally consists of ground Spanish chillies. You already have sambal when you grind the red chillies with some salt, or by adding some water, oil or vinegar.

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Allergic

Tastes differ, we like different things, and we all react differently to food. Of course, one person likes soup, another swears by sushi or loves bread. But our bodies also react differently to food.

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Jackfruit

Jackfruit (in Thailand they say Kanoon) is on the rise in Europe. Not only among fruit lovers, because when unripe you can also eat it as a vegetable.

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Tamarind

To be honest, if a colleague or friend had asked you about tamarind today, would you have known what it is? A musical instrument? A famous actress? Can you eat it? Yes, you can eat it.

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10 fun facts about rice

According to the legends, the first rice was cultivated in China some 4000 years ago under the supervision of Emperor Shennong, who did not happen to invent agricultural tools and was the first to grow hundreds of medicinal herbs.

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Lime leaf

Lime leaves like company, at least it seems so, because they always grow in pairs on a branch. This gives them the shape of an hourglass (or an 8), although the outer one of the two is always a bit smaller.

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Ripe and unripe

Apple, orange and banana are the most popular fruits in Europe. Understandable, because they are tasty and healthy. You also see these three in Thailand, but only the banana competes for the popularity price.

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Salt

At ONOFF SPICES we use organic agricultural products to make our soups, sauces and curry pastes as responsible and healthy as possible, without unnecessary additives.

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The irresistible thing about Thai soup

In Thailand, soup is sometimes a snack and sometimes lunch, when it is supplemented with a bowl of rice. In the evening it is not served as a starter, but is simply part of a meal, along with other dishes.

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Durian

This is it, then. The durian. Dreaded because of its pungent smell, but for many Thai (and other Asians) their favorite piece of fruit and therefore sometimes affectionately called the king of fruit.

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Thai devils: Chili pepper.

If you walk over the big flower and vegetable market Pak Klong Talad in Bangkok, you will see some traders with the most beautiful peppers you can imagine. Green, red, yellow, small, large, you name it.

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wok: healthy and tasty

By definition, you always wok or stir-fry on a high fire. The intention is to cook ingredients briefly but powerfully. That way you need little oil and your ingredients retain their flavor and vitamins are not lost.

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Som Tam. Wake your taste buds!

Start against a Thai over Som Tam and you'll see the corners of your mouth curling up and that famous Thai smile. The eyes start to shine, the water starts, as they so beautifully say, in the mouth.

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Fruit

The Thai are lucky. In their country everything a human being needs is growing: rice, coffee and tea, unprecedented varieties of vegetables and the most strange and colourful kinds of fruit.

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Vegan Trademark

The world around us is changing rapidly, often for the better, but not always. There is a lot of attention for animal welfare and the environment, but the steps we take as a society, if you ask us...

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Fresh harvest

It is nothing special in Thailand, but also today the sun is high in the sky. It is the warmest time of the year. A few lonely clouds indicate that some rain might fall. Maybe, because the rainy season normally takes some time.

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Time for the BBQ! and what is Marinating?

Marinating is a cooking technique that uses a liquid to add flavor and tenderize meat, fish and vegetables. To marinate a product, you often have to leave the product in a marinade for a few hours. The advantage of this is that the delicious herbs penetrate and the meat becomes more tender.

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The hairy one

This colorful fruit looks a bit unapproachable, like a porcupine that sets up its spines to protect itself. In Thailand they grow abundantly in the summer months and they call it ngoh.

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Coconut cream

Are you crazy about coconut? You're not the only one. Who doesn't know Tom Kha Gai, the world-famous Thai chicken soup? Coconut is very popular in Thailand.

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Why the Thai sometimes call their food Mama

Mama instant noodles are not on many lists of favorite Thai dishes, but many Thai devour them. Why do Thai people, with their rich food culture, kneel down to instant noodles whose flavor ...

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Spicy

It is not only the biggest fear of people who want to try Thai cuisine, it is also the biggest misunderstanding about Thai food: it is too spicy...

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Have you eaten rice yet?

Thai don't say good morning or won't ask soon how you are doing. They choose a comprehensive greeting that is as Thai as it can be...

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The rose apple

The rose apple actually looks a bit like a pear. And they taste more like watermelon than apple. The fruit has nothing to do with roses or apples...

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Do Thai eat with chopsticks?

You sometimes see enthusiastic travelers in Thailand eating fried rice with chopsticks, or actually trying to eat it. It's touching, but most of all clumsy. Thai don't eat with chopsticks, but with a spoon and fork.

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The art of cutting

I'm sure you're familiar with this. You get a plate of Thai food right in front of you. Not only does it smell delicious, it also looks nice; on the edge are small figures cut from carrot, watermelon, cucumber or any other fruit or vegetable.

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Waste

In Thailand, a table with lots of food equals hospitality and conviviality. If you sit in a restaurant with Thai, you will soon find a lot of food on the table of which you wonder who is going to sit down and eat it all.

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Vegetarian in Thailand

Every autumn, a bit depending on the Chinese calendar, but always in October, a large vegetarian festival is held in Thailand. From Phuket to Chiang Mai, the emphasis is on dishes without meat and fish.

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Fancy an ice cream sandwich?

Thai don't really eat bread. They don't like it, without rice food is not a meal. You can buy bread in supermarkets, but it's never very crowded in that department...

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Tom Yam

It's a bit of a crowd pleaser. Not only from the Thai, but also from many Dutch people who have lost their heart to Thai cuisine: tom yam.

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Who wants noodles must choose

You have just made a long walk through the mountainous landscape at Chiang Mai, or in Bangkok you have seen more different temples than you knew existed.

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Rice

In the quieter neighborhoods of Bangkok or in the countryside you will find small shops that only sell boiled rice. Young and old join for a bag, enough as a basis for a meal.

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10 things you want to know about oyster sauce

Oyster sauce was created by chance in Canton. The owner of a small eatery forgot to take his oyster broth off the fire somewhere at the end of the 19th century and discovered the oyster sauce.

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A delicious history of thais eating

Thai don't say hello or how are you, they ask to greet you if you have eaten. It immediately indicates how important food is for the Thai. On almost all farms there are canteens and kitchens, so food can always be made.

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Why your brain can taste

I'm sure you've been there. A bite of mother's pea soup evokes fine (or less fine) childhood memories. The sense of taste is one of the five classic senses of man. The primary, fundamental flavours are: sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami.

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Umami. The unknown flavour maker

In Thai cuisine and on every table in every Thai restaurant is fish sauce (often with some peppers in it). Many Thai find it essential for a tasty meal. It tastes nice and salty and therefore brightens up many dishes.

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Recognizable sustainable and healthy

If you have a product in hand in the supermarket, you cannot see at a glance whether it is made sustainably and how healthy it is. ONOFF SPICES is now participating in "Transparent about Sustainability", a project that aims to make this information bite-sized and quickly accessible.

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10 tips to get rid of unhealthy eating

Eating a lot of protein makes you feel full. Healthy proteins can be found in fish, roast beef, nuts, vegetables, brown beans and... egg. People who eat a high-protein breakfast are generally less likely to feel like a snack.

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Coriander

Coriander is part of Thai cuisine as drizzling rain in England. But just like that rain, not everyone likes coriander. This herb, which tastes similar to parsley, but more intense and somewhat lemony, is the seasoning in many Thai dishes.

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Oyster sauce. A fine bottle

It's all because of a carelessness in Nanshui, Canton. Lee Kam Sheung, proud owner of a small eatery, forgets to take his oyster broth off the fire somewhere at the end of the 19th century and discovers the oyster sauce.

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Noodles in space

When the Taiwanese-Japanese inventor Momofuku Ando developed instant noodles sixty years ago, he could not have imagined that they would now be eaten en masse worldwide. He invented noodles that were heated in oil at a high temperature for a very short time so that the moisture evaporated.

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Som Tam. 5 questions to Onno

-What's Som Tam? "Som Tam is a Thai papaya salad with green papaya as a base and with tomatoes, long beans, peanuts and a spicy dressing. Sometimes you get it with dried shrimp. The Thai love it."

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ONOFF SPICES makes natural and organic ready-to-use Thai soups, curry pastes and wok sauces for European gourmets. The production is sustainable, with an eye for nature.

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