Pok Pok – by Andy Ricker

May 5, 2016 § Leave a comment

I recently download and started reading Pok Pok by Andy Ricker.  Having spent time in Nothern Thailand in the early seventies many of the recipes brought back memories of the food that I had the pleasure of eating during my stay.  I also re-watched the Thailand episode of Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown which featured Tony & Andy traveling in Thailand eating some of the dished in the book.  

Armed with a new clay mortar & pestle, I tried the recipe for Tom San Thai or Central Thai-Style Papaya Salad.  Fortunately I had aquired the “odd” Ingredients such as dried shrimp, green papaya & tamarind paste in our local Asian Market. I will have to to work on shredding the papaya but all in all, the dish turned out pretty good albeit the two fresh Thai peppers made it a tad hot.  

On to other recipes in the book.  

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