Come join me in a sensory delighting journey through the streets of Thailand, captured in these six dishes.
Crispy Prawns and Turmeric wafers with a cucumber relish
These thin crispy wafers are made with coconut cream, rice flour, mung bean flour, lemongrass and turmeric. They are then filled with a mixture of prawns, coriander, grated coconut and garlic to create a crunchy fragrant and soft combination that will leave you wanting more.
Chinese Chive Cakes with a Soy & Chilli Sauce
A basic example of how simple ingredients can be transformed to the most delightful of flavours. The cakes are made from rice and tapioca flours and then filled with Chinese chives (I’d liken it to wild garlic). They are then steamed and can be eaten this way but I like them best shallow fried after, which is exactly what I’m going to do.
Prawn & Chilli jam with Fresh Rice Noodles
This dish is quite a contrast to the above dish given its complexity, it is smoky, nutty (nothing to do with nuts but the flavour of roasted mung beans), rich, salty and sweet.
Grilled Pork skewers
The pork is marinated in garlic, coriander, palm sugar, soy and fish sauces amongst others then grilled to provide a tender melt in your mouth dish.
Grilled salted Beef with a Chilli and Tamarind Sauce Served with Sticky Rice
Home salted beef (will write a blog on this) in a soy marinade, to make tender and succulent, the beef is then grilled to leave it with a crunchy exterior and a soft centre and served with an equally sour, hot and salty flavoured sauce. The combination always brings a tear to my eye.
Banana, chocolate, peanut butter and chill wontons with home-made Coconut Ice Cream
It’s exactly what it says on the tin but what it does is something else! I’m sure I needn’t say more to those with a vivid imagination but to those without, come try them!
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