Dipping Sauce for Spring Rolls
— This is a sauce served in many Korean restaurants with scallion pancakes. But it works equally well for any kind of egg or spring roll, and best of all if you serve the spring rolls on top of some baby lettuce.
Gaeng Massaman Kai — This recipe is for Gaeng Massaman Kai. The quot;massaman" indicates that the recipe is of a "musselman" or islamic origin, and it probably owes
something to early Portuguese influences, and is similar in concept to the "sour and hot" Goan style vindaloo dishes.
Gai Yang (Thai Broiled or Grilled Marinated Chicken — A street and market food served everywhere in Thailand, this chicken is traditionally associated with the Northeast. At the train stations or bus stop, you can get a few skewers and a little bag of sticky rice for a delicious snack or light lunch.
Khao Mu Daeng (Red Pork with Rice - Thai) — Mu daeng is a complement to khao man kai. Indeed in Thailand vendors that sell one very often sell the other, but nothing else. Like khao man kai a good lunch
time meal can be had for half a dollar or so. An interesting style for two people is to buy a portion of khao man kai and a portion of khao mu daeng, and to share the meals.
Khao Pad Sapparot (Stir Fried Rice and Pineapple - Thai) — This is an unusual recipe for Thai food because it is essentially a vegetarian dish - they are not common in Thailand, where even nominally vegetarian dishes often have quite a large amount of meat. This one has a little dried shrimp, and the true vegetarian could easily leave that out.