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Author Notes: Bangkok: the gastronomic paradise. I drop off my bags at home and walk down to the market, following the smell of herbs, fish sauce and chilies. I am hoping my childhood food cart is already there, setting up for the evening crowd. Bingo! Larb Gai, here I come. I love watching the whole process in that big metal bowl: a quick toss of cilantro, onions, mint, fish sauce, chilies, lime and along with a handful of ground pork. In a flash, I have myself a meal of droolicious spicy ground pork with chewy gluttonous rice. Oh, the memories.
*Rice powder can be bought in asian ethnic stores. Throw a few tbsp of rice powder in a pan over low heat and toast it for a few minutes until golden brown; it may be opted out, but I like the it for the extra nuttiness and grittiness of the dish. Substitute this dish with other kinds of meat or even tofu. - FrancesRenHuang
- 1 chicken breast, baked or poached, then hand shredded
- 1 shallots, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
- 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
- 1/2 cup mint leaves, chopped
- 2 tablespoons rice powder, toasted
- 3 tablespoons fish sauce
- 1 1/2 tablespoons dried chili flakes
- Mix ingredients until evenly distributed; eat with balsamic rice or gluttonous rice.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Chili Pepper Recipe
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Street Food