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What Chefs Cook At Home: Simple Thai dishes from Chef Korn of Erawan

In Malaysia, few Thai restaurants have found quite the fame and success that Erawan has. The restaurant has accolades aplenty last year, it was named one of Kuala Lumpurs best restaurants by CNN Travel and was also awarded the Thai Select Premium (which indicates 5-star excellence or higher) seal of approval from Thailands Ministry of Commerce, the only Thai restaurant in Malaysia to be honoured with this recognition. Much of the restaurants success is linked to the culinary prowess of chef Trakool Yodsuk, better known as Korn. Chef Korn is a Thai native who learnt how to cook authentic Thai food in his own home where talent was aplenty his grandmother even cooked for King Rama VII! I thought everyone in Thailand knew how to cook. Which is why I felt like I was nothing special! Its only later that I realised that a lot of people dont cook, he says. Korns tutelage happened organically. He learnt how to identify many basic Thai ingredients from their taste and texture, or as he puts it My mum would say, Korn, go and get holy basil! And I would say Which one is that, mum? And she would say Go and smell lah! So I would go and smell the leaves, he says, laughing at the recollection. At Erawan, Chef Korn meticulously prepare his dishes from scratch, but at home he cooks simply. Over the years, Korn has refined both his olfactory capabilities as well as his palate and continues to be committed to producing high-quality meals. He is fastidious about every component being done to perfection at Erawan.

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