FrancesRenHuang

Childhood Memories

In Recipes, The Piglet Oinking on January 20, 2011 at 10:07 pm

Prep work

Bangkok: the gastronomic paradise. I drop off my bags at home and walk down to the market, following the smell of herbs, fish sauce and chilies. I am hoping my childhood food cart is already there, setting up for the evening crowd. Bingo!  Larb Gai, here I come. I love watching the whole process in that big metal bowl: a quick toss of cilantro, onions, mint, fish sauce, chilies, lime and along with a handful of ground pork. In a flash, I have myself a meal of droolicious spicy ground pork with chewy gluttonous rice. Oh, the memories.

Toasted Rice- Khao Koor

*Rice powder can be bought in asian ethnic stores. Throw a few tbsp of rice powder in a pan over low heat and toast it for a few minutes until golden brown; it may be opted out, but I like the it for the extra nuttiness and grittiness of the dish. Substitute this dish with other kinds of meat or even tofu.

Result

Serves 2

Thai Spicy Chicken Salad

  • 1 big chicken breast, baked or poached, and hand shredded
  • 2 large shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves, chopped
  • 2 tbsp rice powder, toasted
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tbsp dried chili flakes
  1. Mix well and eat with balsamic rice or gluttonous rice.
  2. Yes, that’s it. 🙂
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