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Korat Street Food
« on: November 21, 2009, 11:50:54 PM »
So whats the most popular street food down your Soi in Korat?
Are insects more popular than Thai fried rice?
The nearest mobile food stall to me is about 100 meters down the road and is a chicken kebab stall, he does a roaring trade, mainly to farangs and charges 60baht for one doner kebab, there is also a load of Thai food stalls there, I shall have a look tomorrow and see what they sell.

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Re: Korat Street Food
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2009, 09:23:33 AM »
Grasshoppers are favorite in this village. Here's how they're caught: they try to jump up to the UV-light, but slide down the plastic and end up in the bowls, where they cannot jump out again, because those are filled with water. You gotta get up early to take your catch from the bowls, or the birds have a feast.

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Re: Korat Street Food
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2009, 07:46:56 AM »
Kuay Tiew (or better known as Monkey Ball soup) is very popular.

1/2 lb. ground monkey balls, formed into 1” balls
2 Tbsp. peanut oil
1 tsp. minced garlic
4 to 6 cups broth - chicken or beef
3/4 lb. 1/2”-wide fresh rice noodles (available in Asian markets) or 1/2 lb. wide dried rice noodles, soaked
2 stalks celery cut on the diagonal into 1/2 " lengths
1 cup bean sprouts
1/2 t white pepper

1/4 cup chopped green onion
1/4 cup cilantro leaves
2 Tbsp. serrano chili rings
1/4 cup chopped peanuts
Thai Kitchen Premium Fish Sauce (to taste)

1. Heat oil and add garlic, Sauté until golden
2. Add the monkey balls and continue sautéing and stirring until the monkey balls are cooked--about 4 minutes
3. In separate pot heat broth until boiling
4. Add celery. Simmer for 1 minute
5. Add noodles and pepper and simmer 2 more minutes
6. Add monkey balls and return to boil.
7. Ladle into soup bowls.
8. Put remaining ingredients into separate bowls at table and allow guest to garnish according to taste. 4 to 6 servings