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How to Make "Authentic" Thai Pork Salad and Thai Shrimp Salad!



The other day, I had the please of making Thai Pork Salad and Thai Shrimp Salad for dinner, I took the liberty of taking some pictures so you can learn how to make authentic thai salads too.

This is my favorite food to eat when I am drinking rice wine or soju and highly recommended if you are into spicy foods.

(You can original version of this instructable here)

Here's some Thai language lessons before we begin here:

Yam-Muh-Yuh means Thai Pork Salad while Yam-Koong means Thai Shrimp Salad, where Yam means Thai Salad while Muh-Yuh means Pork Sausage and Koong means Shrimp.

This is the "northern Chiang Mai" style, where my girlfriend is from, who taught me this.

Step 1: Ingredients

Picture of Ingredients
Before we begin, you will need the following ingredients:

(Asian Pork Sausage)

You will first need Asian Pork Sausage, which can be found at most Chinese markets. This is essential ingredient so try to get the authentic one.

(Raw Shrimp)

For fresh taste, I highly suggest you to get some raw wild-caught shrimps. The brand I got was Master Catch, these are actually shrimps from Thailand, I got lucky since I can now make the food even more authentic. I got these at my Lucky's so you might be able to find them at your local supermarket too. (I think a lot of shrimps in America are imported from Thailand, great for Thai cooking.)

(Green Onions)

You will need some green onions, 3-4 green onions will do.

(Thai Chilis)

You will need these Thai Chilis to make the salad spicy.

(Limes)

Don't forget Limes, you will need about 3-5 of these.

(Cilantros)

Cilantros are the main vegetable ingredient to this Thai Pork Salad and Thai Shrimp Salad.

(Onions)

I got red onions because they make the salads taste a little sweeter but you can use regular white onions too.

Also, you will need some fish sauce. For authenticity, get the Tiparos brand from Thailand, you should be able to find these at your local Asian supermarket. (or Amazon has them too here.)
 
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gotclawz12 years ago
If you like this salad you might also like this noodle dish http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/thai-pork-and-noodles-recipe/index.html

so tasty but frozen isn't fresh
Just a clarification: Cilantro is also known as coriander.
Coriander (sp) are/is the seeds of the Cilantro plant.
krowii gteune5 years ago

Hmm...no...Coriander is the whole plant. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coriander

I have no doubt that is true. I was trying to say that in many parts of the world the plant is also (and only) known as "coriander", and "cilantro" often throws up a blank.
love2travel5 years ago
I like your video. Looks aroi! You may consider cutting your limes the other way...easy to squeeze that way.
thepelton5 years ago
Koong! My favorite!
lemonie5 years ago
Very nice, and simple too. L