Or, if you are going the vegetarian route, substitute the fish sauce for light soy sauce and salt. But at Oo Khao Oo Pla (a take on the Thai saying “Nai nam mee pla, nai na mee khao” or “There is fish in the water, there is rice in the fields” aka Thailand is a lucky land of bounty), the friendly chef is happy enough to chat with me as she gives her hand-picked mushrooms a quick stir-fry with sugar and garlic in the wok, and garnishes her thom kloang pla salid (sour soup with smoked dried fish) with freshly plucked tamarind leaves from the tree out back. Hello! There is a scene in the movie “Pretty Woman” (have you ever heard of it?) I used to wonder at this overkill until I learned the reason behind the mass and the shape. Thanks Chow …. Chutneys with Ridge Gourd Skin, chutney with various fried and roasted hard dals like chickpea, ginger, and coconut, [chutney in the Tamil sense], and most of all, the pastes of rice and split legumes are achieved in this rotary food processor, without the use of water. It’s also so pretty and deceptively obliging: that little dollop, that big taste. If you have a question about this recipe, ask it here to get a reply from the cookpad community. So it’s rare that I will make my own, preferring instead to pester harried-but-obliging wet market vendors or darken the doorstep of the occasional Thai restaurant in order to get my chili dip fix. Thais may seem all smiley and happy-g0-lucky, but that is because they are getting all their aggressions out on their food. That will be excellent! That is the moment when I figured out this movie was complete horseshit. “That chili dip will still be there in a few minutes’ time”. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window), Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), http://arecipeforgluttony.wordpress.com/2014/04/07/versatile-blogger-awards/. Delicious mushroom spicy dip :hungry another vegetarian option :excited, Roast on the pan on low heat until all cook,you will know it cook by the color will be darker, Add chopped coriander ,fishsauce or soy sauce,and lime juice, Transfer to cucumber boat or dip bowl ,serve with favorite fresh or boil vegetables ,or optional tradition thai we serve with rice,fried pork or chicken ,spicy sausage boil eggs :). I rarely take cooking classes, because a.) Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. I was thinking about this because, well, there are lots of mealtime etiquette thingies that even I, with all the many many meals that I have eaten, have no clue about. Oh, that went bad. where Julia Roberts (do you know who she is?) In 1 tsp oil, fry garlic, shallots and sliced chilies in hot wok with mushroom pieces until “dry”, about 5 minutes. I love nam prik. I used to pretend to “cook” as a child by pulverizing everything in my backyard with a big rock, so I think I get what you mean. So when my friend Chin took me to Nakhon Pathom with the promise of a good meal and a cooking class, you could color me curious. Better yet, she lets me pound the nam prik hed (mushroom chili dip) into a paste on the dinner table, peppering her commentary on my poor working style with the occasional “pok pok pok” (the sound a mortar and pestle should ideally make). When faced with the mushroom chili dip you see above, I did what I usually do and piled all the crap I could find onto my plate, crowned with a healthy heaping of aforementioned nam prik.