Joined: 16 May 2006 Posts: 456 Location: california
Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 5:34 pm Post subject:
A good fish sauce brand is Tiparos, if you can find it. Around here, it's easily obtained, inexpensive, and authentic. It's pretty stinky, but there's not really a substitute that produces that particular underlying Thai flavor.
And green papaya salad is one of my favorities! Along with lab gai, a chopped chicken salad. We have some great Thai restaurants nearby.
All of this reminds me, once again, of how very lucky we in the Bay Area are with the wealth of culinary delights we have at our disposal. We can find almost any kind of restaurant if we want to go out, and--even better--can find almost any kind of ingredient if we want to cook at home.
If you're planning a "foodie holiday", I highly recommend San Francisco and its environs!
egg-celent tamarind imagery!
reminded me of documentary teaching korean 'war brides' how to cook for their american hubbies....it was all about opening packages and adding water. no fresh stuff or flavours here, eh? _________________ eileen
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