The Art of Random Willy-Nillyness: CLOSED ~ Simply Asia Thai Kitchen Review and Giveaway

Friday, November 13, 2009

CLOSED ~ Simply Asia Thai Kitchen Review and Giveaway


More and more I am receiving opportunities to review food products and I love it. As many of you know, I love food. Any type, all kinds, all the time! While I am on the Nutrisystem program and doing quite well, I still have to feed the hubster so that means cooking dinner. Sometimes I run out of ideas though so I like trying new recipes and foodstuffs to get out of the rut.

When I got the opportunity to review Thai Kitchen products by Simply Asia, I was all over that like white on rice! I never ever even tried to cook Thai food because I am intimidated by the complexity of the recipes I have seen. I was worried that this could turn out to be a dinner disaster but I gave it my best try.

I was sent the following products to make Red Curry Chicken: Fish sauce, Red Curry Paste, Coconut Milk and Jasmine Rice. Now to be honest, I am not huge on curry but hubby LOVES it. He loves green curry, red curry, any type of curry but I rarely make it. Every so often I make an Indian Curry Chicken but I have never tried Thai Curry.

I got my ingredients out and read the recipe and was surprised how easy it was. It couldn't have been simpler. I only had to provide the chicken and a little brown sugar. Now the recipe said to use chicken breasts but I went off recipe and used drumsticks. We aren't really white meat type of people so I decided to make the recipe with dark meat. I don't think it made a difference. Firstly, I cooked up the drumsticks. Then the recipe said to mix half of the coconut milk with 2 tablespoons of red curry paste. Once that was done, then I added the chicken. Next the recipe called for me to add the rest of the coconut milk, brown sugar and some fish sauce. Then I cooked up the rice and the meal was done. I tried it and it was delish but spicy!! But I wasn't the one who had to be satisfied. It was hubby.

I served him a plate of the Red Curry Chicken over the Jasmine Rice and his verdict? He loved it. I was so happy. He did find it a l little spicy but Thai food is generally very spicy and he didn't mind because he really thought it tasted good. He even suggested that the next time I make it, I try it with shrimp. He said he would definitely eat it again.

Personally, I am thrilled because I never really wanted to try and make Thai food because I thought it would be too time intensive and difficult. But Thai Kitchen made it easy as pie. Plus the food was authentic enough to pass hubby's taste test. YAY! I know have to go out and buy some of the Green Curry Paste and make hubby some Creen Curry Shrimp!!

Guess what? You have the opportunity to win some Thai Kitchen products so you can cook up a great Thai meal for your family. Thanks to Simply Asia Thai Kitchens, I have 5, yes 5 Thai Kitchen Cooking kits for 5 winners. The kits will include: 2 jars of red curry paste, 2 jars of green curry paste, 1 jar of roasted red chili paste, 1 bottle of fish sauce, a cookbook and a coupon for a free Thai Kitchen product of your choice. Oh I am so jealous because I would love to win one of these for myself!! You know the drill!!

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Disclosure: As part of my review, I received the products I discussed in this review. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. My opinions have not been influenced by the product given.

272 comments:

  1. Okay I love asian food, i've never had Thai but i like spicy so here goes...


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  3. i've never had curry so i think i'd go conventional and try

    Pad Thai
    Bananas in coconut milk
    and Thai Tapioca :o)

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  5. I follow you on twitter and i retweeted the contest.

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  9. I'd try Thai Fried Rice. abailey_crace@yahoo.com

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  10. I tweeted this http://twitter.com/RobynHunt/status/5680753981

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  11. Follow and Tweeted. http://twitter.com/theladya/status/5680798334. abailey_crace@yahoo.com

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  12. I think I'm going to try the Pad Thai with or without the vegetables

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  13. I'd love to make the soy ginger shrimp and noodle salad. I love my noodles cold.

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  14. oh the chicken fried rice sounds yummy! http://www.realasianmadesimple.com/Chicken-Fried-Rice

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  15. I want to make the dish you made - and also the chicken satay.

    Looks so good. Their coconut milk is a staple in this house. I should try more of their products.

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  16. I just subscribed to your email!

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  17. Entry #2 for subscribing to your email.

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  18. You are my technorati fave: tammigirl

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  19. http://twitter.com/JaydDragyn/status/5689194433

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  20. I'd like to try the Chicken Satay-it looks delicious!
    onepilgrim86@yahoo.com

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  21. I'm an email subscriber 2!
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  22. I want to try the Soy Ginger Shrimp and Salad. I am willing to try anything as long as it isn't complicated...

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  23. I am an email subscriber too :)

    Angie

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  24. I would love the Chili Garlic Noodles with Ground Pork. Yum!! Sounds great! Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks!
    esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  25. I am also an email subscriber #1

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  26. Also a follower of your blog :D

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  27. And I subscribed to the RAMS newsletter.
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  28. The Spicy Thai Fried Rice with Shrimp sounds delicious.
    Thanks!

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  29. I went to the site and I would definitely try the sweet and spicy noodles.... YUM!

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  30. Just signed up for their newsletter!

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  31. Subscribed through email! cerezoliz at yahoo dot com

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  32. Already follow you on twitter! @mommasof98

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  33. and.. already have your button!! I hope I did this right??!!??

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  34. I would like to try making Pad Thai. It's one of my favorite dishes.

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  35. I'd like to try the spicy Thai fried rice with shrimp. Thanks for the chance.

    sweetascandy579 at yahoo dot com

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  36. I'd love to try Pad Thai!

    mdlangmead at gmail dot com

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  37. Button is on my blog!

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  38. I tweeted! http://twitter.com/lovebnamommy/status/5698328945

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  39. I'd try my hand at Thai Fried Rice.

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  40. I think that Soy Ginger Shrimp and Noodle Salad sounds interesting. I have never cooked anything like these before.

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  41. signed up for newsletter on Real Asian Made Simple

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  42. so much fun!!!! i love this stuff...we sue it all the time! my girlies are addicted!

    the recipe i would try is Soy Ginger Shrimp and Noodle Salad. yummo!

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  43. I would try the red curry chicken

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  44. I would def. try the red curry chicken. I love curry!! Thanks

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  45. I'd make the Red Curry Chicken with Vegetables with Thai Kitchen's Red Curry Paste, Coconut Milk, and Fish Sauce!

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  46. The soy ginger shrimp and noodle salad looks yummy!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

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  47. The Soy Ginger Shrimp and Noodle Salad looks amazing! I'd love to pack that in my lunch for work...

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  48. I would make the Pad Thai vegetarian noodles recipe!

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  49. I would make 'Pad Thai Noodle with Vegetables' because I'm a vegetarian. I actually buy this brand all the time, so I'd love to win a little goodie from 'em!!!

    shrimpsaladcircus at gmail dot com

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  50. I've signed up for their newsletter as griffystuff at gmail dot com!!!

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  51. Tweet: http://twitter.com/ShrimpSalad/status/5756985059

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  52. Pad Thai would be what I would want to cook

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  53. My hubby would love if I won this! He would enjoy the recipe for
    Spicy Kung Pao Stir-Fry.

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  54. Yum - that sounds so good. I would love to try the red curry chicken. It looks as good as what I get in one of my favorite restaurants. The Thai Beef Salad looks really good, too.

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  55. following you on twitter, and tweeted - http://twitter.com/bcmom/status/5770803963

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  56. yummy - curry turkey burger!

    addeviant006 at gmail dot com

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  57. I would love to try the Soy Ginger Shrimp and Noodle Salad recipe. YUM!
    jessmy13@yahoo.com

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  58. Coconut sticky rice with mango....mmmm...

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  59. Here's my tweet: http://twitter.com/prizealert/status/5773852321

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  60. I would like to try the coconut chicken ginger soup and the thai iced tea recipes! They sound so yummy!

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  61. I'd love to try the Soy Ginger Shrimp and Noodle Salad.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  62. The Peanut Satay Sauce sounds delicious!
    katiekarr at gmail dot com

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  63. the bananas in coconut milk sounds nice...i love asian food!

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  64. follow/tweeted

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  65. Pai Thai noodle is an all time favorite of mine. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

    dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

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  66. I'm a big fan of pad thai, and I'd love to be able to make it myself at home!

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  67. I would love to make the curry chicken.

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  68. I tweeted about this.

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  69. i would like to try Thai Fried Rice, clallen at ntin dot net

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  70. sub by email clallen at ntin dot net

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  71. 2 sub by email clallen at ntin dot net

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  72. follow your blog clallen at ntin dot net

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  77. I'd like to try Soy Ginger Shrimp and Noodle Salad!

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  78. Signed up for the Newsletter on the Real Asian Made Simple site!
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

    Thanks!
    Thanks for signing up to receive the latest news, offers and promotions from Thai Kitchen & Simply Asia

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  79. http://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/5805863989 @tcarolinep follower.

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  86. I love fried rice, so I would definitely try making the Thai fried rice.

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  87. Tweeted - http://twitter.com/carogonza/status/5847831904

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  88. I would like to try the pad thai

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  89. I love Pad Thai, but I've never tried to make it at home. I'd probably try this recipe.
    mjs1708 at yahoo

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  90. I think I would try the Thai Fried Rice first!

    Thanks!

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  91. I would love to try the Green Curry Beef with Jasmine Rice. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  92. tweeted - http://twitter.com/carogonza/status/5872523744

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  93. Red Curry Chicken sounds yummy!

    Twitter - @princessducky15

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  94. I would love to try and make the Thai Tapioca Pudding

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    heidivargas [at] live dot com

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  95. Blogged about the giveaway @ http://theblackcell.com/blogs/index.php/thai-kitchen-giveaway-ends-12-08-2009/

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  96. Blogged about the giveaway @ http://theblackcell.com/blogs/index.php/thai-kitchen-giveaway-ends-12-08-2009/

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  97. Iliked to try Thai Summer Breeze. Coconut milk and juices yummmm!

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  98. lots of interesting Shrimp recipes but the chicken Satay would be first. All members of family would probably like that one.

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  103. I'd make Beef Panang, one of my favorite Thai dishes.

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  104. the red curry chicken looks delish

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  105. Tweeted - http://twitter.com/carogonza/status/6007838713

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  106. I'd like to try the Mandarin Orange Chicken Salad recipe

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  107. JeansandTs@hotmail.com
    I would start off with the Thai Fried Rice.

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  108. Simple Egg Drop Soup is what I'd try. It has several seasonings in it. I also signed up for the newsletter! kvfonseth@yahoo.com

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  110. I would love to try Tom Yum Soup

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  114. I'd try the Thai beef salad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  124. This made me hungry looking at all the recipes this morning - YUM! I think my family and I would like the Chili Garlic Noodles with Ground Pork, so that is what I would try making first!

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  126. tweeted - http://twitter.com/carogonza/status/6248307926

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  127. Shrimp Pad Thai ... hands down!
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  128. I really want to make the Soy Ginger Shrimp and Noodle Salad! Yummy! I've never made Thai food. We love to eat it though. We go 30 min to eat at Thai Taste restaurant about once a month. LOL @susieqtpies

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  129. I"m a subscriber through email arteachersusan at gmail dot com

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  130. I"m a subscriber through email arteachersusan at gmail dot com

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  131. I signed up for the Newsletter and nabbed a coupon while I was there! Thanks! After reading your review I really want to try this.

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  132. I"M stalking you... I mean following you on twitter @susieqtpies and I just tweeted today.....http://twitter.com/susieqtpies/status/6270030144

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  133. I'm following your blog!!!! whoohooo!

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  134. I'm a feed subscriber arteachersusan at gmail dot com

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  135. Your button is down at the bottom of page under the scrolling Fun Blogs & Giveaway link ups!

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  136. Your button is down at the bottom of page under the scrolling Fun Blogs & Giveaway link ups!

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  137. I posted your giveaway here and you are entry #216 http://mamasmoneysavers.com/search/label/Giveaways

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  138. I posted your giveaway here and you are entry #216 http://mamasmoneysavers.com/search/label/Giveaways

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  144. Mandarin Orange Chicken Salad sounds like a great lunch! amythomas at gmail dot com

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  145. I'd like to try the Sesame Chicken Egg Drop Soup. http://www.realasianmadesimple.com/Sesame-Chicken-Egg-Drop-Soup

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  152. I would like to try this recipe
    Spicy Kung Pao Stir-Fry. I follow you.Tweeted about the giveaway.
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