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Thai Ingredient Substitutes

bamboo shoots: in fried dishes you may use asparagus

coconut milk: whole (cows) milk

fermented fish: anchovy paste

fermented pork: Spam, marinated in lime juice

gord (gourd leaves - bai dumleung): watercress

green mangoes: sour green cooking apples

lime juice: lemon juice

limes: lemons

makheau phuang (Thai pea eggplants): garden peas

mooli (white radish): turnip

palm sugar: light brown sugar

phak kana (Thai kale): broccoli

shallots: red or spanish onions

shrimp paste: anchovy paste

swamp cabbage: cabbage (blanch if required "raw")

tamarind juice: 5 parts tomato ketchup to 1 part vinegar

Thai basil: a mixture of Italian basil and mint

Thai chiles (prik chi fa): Mexican chiles: jalapeno

Thai chiles (prik ki nu): Mexican chiles: habanero

Posted by WingsFan91 at Recipe Goldmine 11/14/2001 6:34 pm


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