The main food in Thailand is rice. Everyone has eaten it since they were born. But we can't really eat rice alone so we have to have something to go with it. There are many dishes of food to go with rice. Most of them are hot and spicy and that is what Thai food is famous for.
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Yum Goong Ta Kai (Spicy Prawn Salad)
I wondered whether the word ‘spicy’ in the name of this dish was redundant. Perhaps I should say ‘non-spicy’ for the few salads that aren’t spicy!
Ingredients for 2 People 8 Prawns 200 ml Water 1 Tablespoon Chopped Lemon Grass 1 Tablespoon Chopped Chillies 1 Clove Garlic Chopped 1 Teaspoon Chopped Spring Onions 5 gms Mint Leaves 2 Tablespoons Fish Sauce 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice 1/4 Teaspoon Sugar
Preparation 1. Boil the shrimp in water for 1 minute and set aside. 2. Make the spicy sauce by mixing the lemon grass, chilli, garlic, chopped spring onions, with the fish sauce, sugar, and lemon juice. 3. Layer the salad, with a bed of mint, a layer of shrimp and pour the sauce over the top.