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COCONUT MILK: Everything You Need to Know - Hot Thai Kitchen

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Get the Aroy-D Carton I recommend here: https://kit.com/hotthaikitchen/ingredients-i-use Coconut milk is absolutely crucial to Thai cooking, so I made a video to hopefully answer all your questions about it! Here you'll find info on everything from what is coconut milk, what is NOT "coconut milk", coconut milk vs coconut cream, how to choose from so many types of coconut milk, and more! If you have coconut milk-related tips/tricks please share them with us in the comments. Thank you! :) HOW TO MAKE COCONUT MILK: https://goo.gl/9pN3Mw THAI INGREDIENT PLAYLIST: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaS2Ffd8cyD4s9kHcD4qfzuu5whHyikqg GEAR, TOOLS, INGREDIENTS I USE: https://kit.com/hotthaikitchen SUPPORT THE SHOW: https://www.patreon.com/pailinskitchen MY COOKBOOK: https://hot-thai-kitchen.com/htk-cookbook/ CONNECT WITH ME! https://facebook.com/HotThaiKitchen https://instagram.com/HotThaiKitchen https://twitter.com/HotThaiKitchen https://www.pinterest.com/hotthaikitchen ---------------- About Pai: Pailin “Pai” Chongchitnant is the author of the Hot Thai Kitchen cookbook, co-host of a Canadian TV series One World Kitchen on Gusto TV, and creator and host of the YouTube channel Pailin's Kitchen. Pai was born and raised in southern Thailand where she spent much of her "playtime" in the kitchen. She traveled to Canada to study Nutritional Sciences at the University of British Columbia, and was later trained as a chef at Le Cordon Bleu culinary school in San Francisco. After working in both Western and Thai professional kitchens, she decided that her passion really lies in educating and empowering others to cook at home via YouTube videos, her cookbook, and cooking classes. She currently lives in Vancouver, and goes to Thailand every year to visit her family. Visit her at http://hot-thai-kitchen.com
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DG27x (3 days ago)
Would it Be Ok To Add Coconut Milk Too Coffee ? 11-16-18 Thanks
Michael Thompson (4 days ago)
Of these alternatives https://www.wikihow.com/Make-Coconut-Milk I tried the first, shredded coconut (brand was Baker's) processed in a blender with water and strained. After a while in the refrigerator a distinct layer formed on top which I -presume- was coconut cream; it was definitely thicker and had a 'richer' taste. If that can be widely and predictably replicated perhaps you could include coconut cream in your recipes.
ExoticIvy :D (8 days ago)
Thank u for posting! Very helpful! ❤️😀👍🏼
abkornburee (13 days ago)
เคยซื้อแบบกระป๋องจาก Tesco กับ Sainsbury’s มาทำแกง มันถูกดีและเขียนว่า Product from Thailand แต่รสชาดแย่มาก ไม่มีกลิ่นกะทิเลย กลิ่นหืนเหมือนกินสารเคมีแปลกปลอม ไม่เอาอีกเลย พอกินไปตอนเย็น พอเข้านอนแล้วเหมือนมีกรดไหลย้อนขึ้นมาที่หน้าออก
citic101 (20 days ago)
twin elephant & earth coconut milk is RUBBISH ........... dont buy / No taste ..........
love7 (1 month ago)
Love your video. easy to watch!!! can you do a video on how to make heavy whipped cream for layered cakes? Thanks
glong321321 (1 month ago)
So informative. Thank you.
Anastaziya Indarjit (1 month ago)
Heck yes I know those milk bags! I haven't heard about that since the 90's. We used to get those in elementary school for lunch : )
Bold Brothers Fit (1 month ago)
Hi Pai, we're in Chiang Mai right now and want to find a cheap coconut milk for our smoothies! Is there something you can recommend as well as a place for us to buy it? Thank you so much!
Sumyra Duy (1 month ago)
good
Flo Nguyen (2 months ago)
Very useful. Very good video. Huge thanks!
Christopher Pineau (2 months ago)
Hmm...I generally prefer Chaokoh brand for coconut milk, but I will see about ordering some of the UHT coconut milk from Amazon if I can't find it at my local Asian grocery store (BTW, if ever you come visit Dallas, TX, Super H-Mart is a very cool Korean grocery store that I frequently go to!)...
chinafriends (2 months ago)
Where I live (New York City), the carton coconut milk is cheaper than the can per 100 ml
Poonsri Dangthongdee (2 months ago)
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LLJ L (2 months ago)
Ni you're not crazy!!! 😜😜
LLJ L (2 months ago)
I love your videos!!! You have a great personality and a great smile. 😁😁 thanks for the video. 👍👍
Jennifer Dunn (2 months ago)
could help us aussies to find the best coconut milk for us?
Morgana Coffinberry (2 months ago)
hi everyone ,if anyone else is searching for benefits for eating healthy try Corbandy Coconut Crusher (do a search on google ) ? Ive heard some awesome things about it and my work buddy got great results with it.
raymund usi (2 months ago)
Hi, how do you prevent coconut cream/milk from curdling during cooking? or even after the dish cooled down? I always mess up
travin (2 months ago)
In the future I hope you will look into which coconut milk is healthier. Specifically, the tetra-pak you recommend probably is the best. However, for most of us we find it in the can and cans are also frequently lined with a coating that contains BPA. Which is especially bad when it comes into contact with fatty foods like coconut milk because it is fat soluble. Thx.
Rob_temsis (2 months ago)
You can easily find coconut milk in Brazilian food stores (often in a glass bottle). It's commonly used in Brazilian food.
Malvina Maria (2 months ago)
I’m currently trying to switch cow’s milk to coconut(cause i like it more than almond or soy) Is the regular Alpro brand safe? If not i have to do more research 🤓
Vincent Ellis (2 months ago)
You Crazy!
Felipe Franco Kishimoto (3 months ago)
DAMN I NEED TO MAKE MONEY TO GET A THAI GIRL, SO WE CAN KITCHEN WAR PERU VS THAI
Aishwarya Subramanian (3 months ago)
Hi, I stay in Singapore and here I get a brand named Ampawa from Thailand. Have u seen or used that brand when u were in Thailand. Please help me
Aishwarya Subramanian (2 months ago)
Thank you
omg wth (2 months ago)
Ampawa and Aroi-D are the top brand of coconut milk from Thailand. they're almost at the same highest level. i'm Thai btw.
cHemon (2 months ago)
That's her favorite one according to other videos https://youtu.be/vkAaVnYBiMM At around 5:30
twinkitten1 (3 months ago)
I love that aroy-d box brand use it a lot here in the Caribbean ........I also still use the actual brown coconut, grater it add hot water and strain off the milk and store the meat.... long process I need a good quality blender 😒😞
Julia Diorio (4 months ago)
Hi Pailin, Love your video and style. I understand that when you add coconut milk to the Tom Yum soup, you should add it at the end and stir in only one direction as to nut curdle. I tried it and it worked for me. Hope this is helpful. :)
omg wth (2 months ago)
Julia Diorio but i've seen she added evaporated milk instead. she said coconut milk flavor is too strong for Tom Yum.
blluedragonfly (4 months ago)
I stopped using the canned coconut milk because every time I cook with it, I burped it up for an hour and it was really gross. I wonder if the carton one would have the same effect? Thanks! This was so helpful. Love your recipes, too! Thai food is my favorite and no Thai restaurant in my town. How cool to be able to make my own.
Stephan Kassner (4 months ago)
"FYI" you've been there too long . . . :-)
Julie Nolan (4 months ago)
Youre so amazing! I hope you get paid well for what you do! I adore you! ~Jules in Rhode Island, USA
1tinac (4 months ago)
Thanks.
shanna spencer (4 months ago)
I want to make HM coconut yogurt bc I really really live it but its super expensive. Its anywhere from $4.50 to $6.00 for 24oz. Canned coconut cream/milk can be anywhere from $1.50 to $3.00 a can and i have no idea of the cost for probiotics. I need a more cost effective method. What are your thoughts on a ratio of 1:1 canned coconut and natural boxed/bottled coconut milk that has no preservatives, sugars or flavorings??? TIA 😁😁😁
amy Osua (4 months ago)
Did you mean the milk bags frrom schools in thailand? I haven't seen them anywhere else and I have not seen coconut milk bags in thailand - I really should go back there! There's a lot of things to learn.
Notmatt (4 months ago)
In elementary school here in Southern California, the cafeterias used to serve milk in sealed plastic bags, requiring the puncture of a straw in order to be consumed. I was reminded of this when you mentioned milk bags (:
Vincent Tanutama (4 months ago)
Really enjoyed your videos, Pailin! I find substituting coconut milk with almond/cashew paste (whole blanched almonds/cashews and water blended in a blender or using a hand blender) works wonders in curry. It won’t substitute the coconut flavor, but it will substitute the creamy texture that coconut curry has. I think Indians actually do this in some types of curry.
arteagaboyzzz (4 months ago)
You're so pretty
Jayyyjy (5 months ago)
It's not so much about carton vs canned as about natural vs. full of additives. In the Netherlands I have found out that some coconut milk in cartons, even from Asian stores, is really creamy and thick while some canned ones are natural.
Karla Feliz (5 months ago)
Thank you; now i understand better.
Skating Canuck (5 months ago)
Thank you for posting this informative video. I have seen some recipes listing "lite coconut milk" as an ingredient (but have been unable to find it in any grocery store); What is lite coconut milk?
NIRAJ SURATWALA (5 months ago)
Does it contain vitamine b 12 ??
Ian Bell (5 months ago)
Could you fake coconut milk by infusing whole milk or light cream with dessicated coconut then straining it? Oh, and yes, you're not crazy about the milk bags. I recall them from my childhood, 3 bags per 4L
omg wth (2 months ago)
Ian Bell good idea!
Laura Emily Austria (6 months ago)
I've also seen frozen coconut milk! While I haven't seen the ultra-pasturized ones, I prefer the frozen kind over the canned versions.
Rain Zakaria (6 months ago)
only one word, WOW!
Grace Ma (6 months ago)
haha, youre adorbz
jlawrence01 (6 months ago)
One comment. From my limited experience with coconut milk in the US, it seems that the more Thai writing on the can generally equates to a more pure product than those with an English label.
Mohammad M (6 months ago)
Wait. You're NOT supposed to drink coconut milk by itself?
HamidKarzai (6 months ago)
Great video, very thorough regarding most aspects. What do I do about my coconut milk separating in the can?
omg wth (2 months ago)
HamidKarzai shake shake shake...
Anvardheen J (6 months ago)
Hi Dear, How to store coconut milk in refrigerator? Also tell how to store coconut powder I bought maggi coconut powder?
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Lourdes Palomares (7 months ago)
I love your videos thanks I am Mexican and I learn with you about Thailand food
Bolo Cabrera (7 months ago)
Are the Aroy-D cans lined with Bisphenol-A (BPA)?
rkmugen (7 months ago)
Regarding substitutes for coconut milk in recipes...... Isn't the flavor of pandan leaf similar to coconut? If one has access to it (usually found in the frozen section of a well-stocked Asian market), how about steeping a leaf in whole milk+heavy cream (the leaves are pretty big, so maybe cut them into chunks to fit the pot). Depending on how strong you want it... probably not too strong.... wouldn't this be an 'okay' substitute?
jade brown (7 months ago)
Thank you so much for this very informative video ❤️👍
Alvin Lee (7 months ago)
We've got coconut (milk) bags in Singapore!
Ds Klur (7 months ago)
ก็ไปซื้อชาวเกาะมาตั้งนาน ชาวเกาะมีกลิ่นเหม็นหืน ไม่ค่อยอยากซื้อเท่าไหร่ พอลองซื้ออร่อยดีไม่เหม็นเลย
omg wth (2 months ago)
Ds Klur อร่อยดี กับ อัมพวา ใกล้เคียงกะทิสดธรรมชาติที่สุดแล้ว ชาวเกาะเหม็นฉุนจริงๆ
Aislinn Graves (7 months ago)
Thank you so much. This is very helpful!
Neo D (7 months ago)
Very helpful video.
Priyanka Chattopadhyay (7 months ago)
Very helpful video. Thanks
Kali Love (7 months ago)
Very informative and so helpful! I so appreciate videos like this! Thank you, Pai!
annette pope (7 months ago)
Never so good,that stuff is absolutely disgusting; but barista soy, vita soy, and Aldi’s light soy is good
Sammi Samantha (7 months ago)
Hi, are there any coconut milk less fat? 😊
cHemon (7 months ago)
Sammi Samantha In Thailand, there is reduced fat coconut milk.
Suphansa Srichart (7 months ago)
เก่งและเยี่ยมยอด อธิบายฟังแล้วเข้าใจง่าย เป็นการช่วยสนับสนุนอาหารไทยให้เป็นที่รู้จัก น่ารักมากค่ะ😉😘👍👏👉
dharmagirl28 (7 months ago)
P pai , i am so enjoyed your videos and i bet your food must taste so delicious also if i have time i will try to cook too.
EarMode (7 months ago)
I absolutely love your idea of putting the coconut milk in a clear container. Yes, too many times I've experienced chunks of mold coming out of the container. Thank you!
lebinh l (7 months ago)
It's good to know these things .tks for sharing!
Per Magnus Haig Thoresen (8 months ago)
Omg, you are so full of joy and happyness, and knowledge, I am so impressed !! All the best from Magnus in Norway
Emmy Guiang (8 months ago)
It is "gata" in Filipino.
omg wth (2 months ago)
Emmy Guiang it is gati in Thai.
Princess Serenity (8 months ago)
How is it different from the one that we make at home?
omg wth (2 months ago)
Princess Serenity the homemade is purer fresher sweeter better...
Princess Serenity (8 months ago)
What I wanna know why the canned one separate once cold. Why the fat separates from the water Why doesn't the other one do the same. How is it made ? I can't get it
thihal123 (8 months ago)
Indeed! A very helpful video! Bravo!
Blake G (8 months ago)
Great video Pailin. I am lucky enough to have a small grocery with a lot of imported foods, and I found frozen coconut milk with the only ingredient being coconut milk; And it is my favorite besides fresh pressed.
Dorohedoro (8 months ago)
your hot af
educationalvideos (8 months ago)
I went to an Asian grocer near me and they didn't have the carton one, but they had a Thai canned brand called Chef's Choice. It tasted so much better than the other canned stuff I'd been getting. It doesn't seem to fit the normal rule about canned brands... I'd be curious to know what you think of that one.
Purple Watermelon (8 months ago)
Love ❤️
sc4622 (8 months ago)
Loved the video! I always look for just coconut and water in a can but seeing the texture difference you showed in the bowls was so helpful! Subscribed :)
Jennifer McMillan (9 months ago)
Can you provide the name of the boxed milk? Just need to know where to look online. TIA.
omg wth (2 months ago)
Aroi-D and Ampawa are the top brand from Thailand. Chaokoh is infrior to the both.
cHemon (8 months ago)
Jennifer McMillan The brand she use is "Aroi-D", same brand as the canned one. Another famous brand from Thailand is "Chaokoh".
Lucci Brecevich (9 months ago)
thanx for the great coconut milk info...you missed the little box of coconut cream you can purchase and keep in the freezer...what about that one, best used for what and could it be used in the thia recopies like soups
khaled hazem (9 months ago)
i want to ask can i drink coconut milk ?
omg wth (2 months ago)
khaled hazem sure you can but it's almost like you drink diluted whipping cream.
agnostinos atomon (9 months ago)
3:57 "i have never actually seen the can coconut milk until i came to can-ada..."
Marie Yap (9 months ago)
is it safe to drink canned coconut milk?
ForgiveAndLove09 (9 months ago)
365 organic canned coconut milk tastes good. sold at Whole Foods.
KINGRPG (9 months ago)
กะทิตราอร่อยดีไม่มีกลิ่นเหม็น
c fedyszyn (9 months ago)
Thank you. Very informative.
Judi McRae (9 months ago)
Can I make coconut milk by squeezing coconut flakes in a Muslin bag?
omg wth (2 months ago)
Judi McRae sure
cathy bird (9 months ago)
Just stumbled on your site; what an engaging teacher you are!
Carmen Dawn Allan (9 months ago)
I Just got a Can,the Other Day of Coconut Milk. I have The Aroy-D one. Txs I know,How to Implement it into My Food ♡ I've Only ever Had,It Before fresh .
Tammy Skinner (9 months ago)
What is the best coconut milk to use in Protein Shake ?
omg wth (2 months ago)
Tammy Skinner Aroi-D or Ampawa brand.
aliceboyblue (9 months ago)
I loved this video thank you. I use both the can and carton milks. I usually pick up the can vs the carton. Reason being and im not sure why. The carton tends to be more than the can. I can easily find them at my farmers market or Asian market where I live.
Icey Lee (9 months ago)
This is such a great informative video, very helpful especially you pointed out the powdered coconut actually contains milk protein which I think most people do not realized! Thanks for the great video again
Kelly J (10 months ago)
Thank you so much for the step by step explanation. 👍👍👍
JasmynJade Bauer (10 months ago)
Can you use coconut milk in beauty products??
omg wth (2 months ago)
JasmynJade Bauer we use virgin coconut oil for that.
Maggie Baidoo (10 months ago)
I understand you
Ly Yang (10 months ago)
This video has changed my life with cooking curry
juny23326 (10 months ago)
So is coconut milk long chain fat or a short chain fats ?
omg wth (2 months ago)
juny23326 medium chain fatty acid.
tru shah (10 months ago)
Wow! Wonderful. U r so knowledgeable and provide to the point tips. Really the best one out there, I think. Th u for showing all these recipes and ingredient tips videos. Looking forward to learn more from you in the new year! Bye
Anna Castro (10 months ago)
I drink coconut milk out of the can while I'm cooking, guilty haha. Coconut is my absolute favorite flavor; coconut cream, coconut milk, coconut water, coconut meat, I love it all!
Naruto Maki (11 months ago)
:D in Philippines coconut milk is called gata
Laila Kitty (11 months ago)
You help white people like me cook Thai food :') thank you. I love you
Dagmar Huber (11 months ago)
Das hast du total Klasse erklärt.
Isabella Agbashe (11 months ago)
Hi Paillin. What is your take on coconut oil? When or how do you use it?

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