I have people from my Facebook and IG pages asking about some products that I use. Please, see the list of gadgets and ingredients below. Please, note that if you decide to buy these items from the links that I provide, I do earn a small commission from them. And for that I truly thank you :D.

For Health and Wellness

  1. We choose Etekcity Smart Scale as it is as accurate as the scale at our nutritionist office in terms of body fat percentage measurement. It is easy to use and HSA/FSA eligible item meaning if you have HSA or FSA account (fund), you can use this fund to purchase it from Amazon as well.’ https://amzn.to/48XpENl
Etekcity Smart Scale

2. Dr. Berg’s Probiotic and Prebiotic. https://amzn.to/47Xep64

Pre and Pro Biotic

Ingredients that you may have questions about.

  1. Dried flat rice noodle : You can use this noodles in Pad See Ew and Pad Kee Mao or the Drunken noodles or even Pad Thai dishes. Since it is dry, you must rehydrate by soaking it in the hot water for 10 – 15 minutes before putting it in your stir fry. https://amzn.to/3Ou0iye
Dried Wide Rice Noodle
Dried Wide Rice Noodle

2. Thai rice flour. This link include both the regular and glutinous rice flour that I used as part of the flour blend for homemade rice noodle such as “Khao Piak Sen” or the Lao chicken noodle soup. We also use these flour in Thai desert and batter for fried chicken! https://amzn.to/484qWEI

3. Tapioca flour. This is also a main ingredient for the homemade rice noodle or “Khao Piak Sen” or the Lao chicken noodle soup. More over the blends of rice flour and the tapioca flour can also be used for fresh homemade flat rice noodles for several dishes!

4. XO sauce. This is the sauce that is used in the “Cry Baby Noodles” or “Pad Ngo Ngae” as seen in the movie “Hunger” on Netflix.

5. Dark Soy Sauce. This sauce gives the rich and dark color along with the sweetness to the dish. It is normally used in the “Pad See Ew” and marinade and other stir fry sauce.

6. Fish sauce. You just can’t make many good Thai dishes without it!

7. Maggi seasoning. You can substitute it with regular soy sauce but this sauce is highly recommended to add extra umami to your dishes. This include the stir fry sauce, fried eggs, and fried rice.

8. Fried shallot: This is how I cheat when making several dishes for the convenience from Pad Thai, Massaman curry to Son in-law eggs.

9. Fried garlic: Adding this as toppings for fried chicken, stir fry, noodles, and rice porridge.

10. Small rice noodles for noodle soup such as “Pho” and “Pad Thai“. Similar to the dried flat rice noodles above. This is the narrower versions so instead of soaking in hot water for 10 – 15 minutes, soaking it for 5-8 minutes are sufficient.

11. Vermicelli Rice Noodles. Often used in fresh spring rolls or summer roll and lemongrass chicken bowl.

12. Bean thread glass noodles. I sometimes use this noodle for Pad Thai , soup, egg rolls, and many other stir fry noodles. It is very versatile and has a little less carbohydrate that regular rice noodles. Simply soak in room temperature water for 10 minutes, drain, and cut with scissors before use.

13. Toasted rice powder. For those who do not want to spend time toasting rice before making “Nam Jim Jeaw” dipping sauce for fried chicken, crying tiger, and other dishes such as Gaeng Om and Laab.

14. Gochujang paste. My twist for Bang Bang Salmon. So good!

15. Kewpie Mayo. Delicious Japanese Mayo that can be used in many Asian recipe includes my Gochujang Bang Bang Salmon.

16. The Original Sriracha Chili Sauce : Did you know that the original Sriracha Sauce is actually from Thailand? If you haven’t given it a try, I highly recommend it. Maybe I’m bias but I think it’s the best! They have both the glass and plastic bottle versions too.

17. Thai Chili Paste with Soya Bean Oil: AKA “Chili Jam” that was mentioned by Uncle Roger. It is good on a toast, Tom Yum Goong, and Stir Fried Shrimps with Curry Powder. If you have missed that video, watch it below. Also, if you want to buy the well known brand that is used by the Thai people, click below.

18. Mung beans: This is for people who love eating bean sprouts and wanting them fresh. You can get tons and tons of fresh sprout for Pad Thai from only a handful of these seeds within 3 days. It is in my opinion a good item to have on hand in your pantry!

Gadgets that I trust.

  1. I use Jo Chef butane fuel because this fuel is CRV certified. While it is fun to do something extra to the dishes, I’d like to make sure that it is safe when it comes to fire.

2. Wok. This is the type of wok I use as the flat bottom wok is good from camp fire, gas range to induction stove. It is versatile and worth the investment for my kitchen. I found this one comes pre-season and will only takes just a few minutes to fully season this traditional Japanese pan with oil and start cooking right away.

3. Pineapple Corer and Slicer Tool. This tool makes pineapple fried rice and pineapple curry so much easier. I highly recommend!

4. Glass containers with dividers for meal prep. (6 pieces, 35 oz) Some of you may know I was a busy teachers so a good containers that are microwave safe is a must. However, I dislike the trace of sauces on plastic containers so I always use the glass ones.

5. Waffle Maker: No need to say much here. Cuisinart is simply one of the most trusted brand:)

6. KitchenAid Food Processor: It is honestly the tool I’ve used the most in terms of expensive kitchen gadgets. I use it to grind meat for meat ball, making homemade sausage, shred and slice vegetable as well as making ice-cream!

7. KitchenAid Mixer

8. Moss &Stone Electric Crepe Maker

9. Stove Guard : Stove top protector for many of us who may get tired of scraping and scrubbing things that get stuck on the stove.

10. Stove Guard for Electrice Stove (Disposable)