That's a good idea. I'll post my results after running some taste tests on my husbands palate.
I think it's best to try a few different options, as the strength of the tea seems to vary a lot -- plus of course there's your taste. It's very inexpensive, though, so you can run a few experiments and let us know!
Oooh! Give details.... [Homer]Laarrrb... (drool)[/Homer]
Larb nuea? Beef... lot's of chilies, added mint which we haven't previously and some Thai basil. Also, I threw in a handful of bean sprouts for no reason other than I have a large bag from my shopping spree the other day and didn't want to waste any of the 85 cents worth I bought . Of course I used the homemade toasted rice... I made extra this time so we can have more larb in a few days ( have leftover lamb in the fridge right now).
Thanks for the link... looks informative.
Here is a great website you may want to check out Susan.
They have a recipe section for Thai dishes that are all very authentic and Steve and Trish give you a lot of cooking tips for using ingredients from SE Asia.
What is Thai Tea? I'm wondering if I saw it served in a Thai restaurant I recently found, and if so, I wonder if it was typical... it looked like a glass of iced tea with whipped cream on top?
Peanutgirl, how did your larbing go?
Sounds about right Susan. I don't know if it's ever served hot... my husband always gets his iced. As for larb... !
Thanks to snowangel and her friend for clarifying the meal breakdown. Now I wish I had a noodle cart dinging outside my door ... I do have a bowl though .
My palm sugar is in a jar. Here's a tip. I put the jar in hot water to warm the sugar. Then you can spoon it out.
Fifi... did your sugar come in the jar, or do you just store it in one?
Noodle dishes...I've tried making Pad Thai a few times, likewise with some soups. Once I recieve my armful of books I recently ordered, I suspect some inspiration. If not... there's always...LARB !
I'd like to get into making some good curried dishes... not too spicy so the kids will eat & enjoy the meals. Any favorite ones... anyone?
Edited by peanutgirl, 16 January 2005 - 04:21 PM.