LIFE SE ASIA MAGAZINE

By Love. Food. Asia.

Love. Food. Asia.

Som moo (Lao: ສົ້ມໝູ; also spelled som mou), or naem moo, OR naem, literally “sour pork” or “nem pork”, is a type of preserved pork sausage that is a traditional celebratory food from Vietnam. It is made from raw ground pork and shredded pork skin. A thin layer of star gooseberry leaves, guava leaves, or fig leaves.. are used to wrap a small lump of raw ground pork and skin.

Som Moo can be found in many asian supermarkets, sometimes in small packets, sometimes in large blocks. It´s a great snack or can be used in many other dishes like the laotian Rice Ball Salad (Nam Khao)!

It can be eaten “as is”, or cooked, though the former is more preferred.

But today we show you a homemade Som Moo Version. This version is (like all homemade things) much better than the one you´ll find in the supermarkets.

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BY Love Food Asia

Love. Food. Asia.

Just an ingredient? No!

There are so many recipes where we use garlic. But it is more than just an ingredient. Garlic can also be used as an natural antibiotic. Und humans know it for many years. Here ´l Il write about a plant that also can be used in a way you may not know.

Garlic – Where does it come from?

With a history of human use of over 7,000 years, garlic is native to central Asia and has long been a staple in the Mediterranean region, as well as a frequent seasoning in Asia, Africa, and Europe. It was known to Ancient Egyptians, and has been used for both culinary and medicinal purposes.

It´s all about China

Garlic is grown globally, but China is by far the largest producer of garlic, with around 20 million tonnes (44 billion pounds) grown annually, accounting for over 81% of world output. India…

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By WokTravels

WokTravels

Eat, Love, Pray & Play Bali – Part 7

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I went to pay homage to award-winning Ibu Oka, an Ubud institution that draws foodies from all over the world, and to see if the hype is deserving. Ibu Oka started life as a roadside shanty selling Babi Guling (Balinese roast suckling pig), and was made famous by celebrity foodie Anthony Bourdain on his “No Reservations” TV program.

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The Ibu Oka brand has since expanded to a few locations. We dined at a newer, cavernous outlet that was more canteen-like than restaurant, with a feeding frenzy ambience brought on by the touristy lunch crowd. Service was decent considering the busy hour.

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The tasty and succulent pork, served simply on a piece of waxed paper, comes from a suckling pig stuffed with garlic, galangal, turmeric, lemongrass and chili and slow-roasted for hours, with the aroma of the herbs well-infused into the meat.

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The crackling is…

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Pad Thai with River Prawn

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It can say that Pad Thai is a popular Thai food that well known among the foreigners. This dish is special because we put big River Prawn down. Just try and you will love it.   For 1-2 Person

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Thai Fried Beef with Beans and Basil

By Love Food Asia

Love. Food. Asia.

This is a “during the week” easy and fast dish that tastes like you eat in a traditional Thai restaurant. With just a few ingredients you can create a upper class meal like this.


Time to prepare: 15 minutes

Time to cook: 15 minutes

Servings: 4


Ingredients:

  • 500 g beef steak, cut in thin slices
  • 200 g longbeans, cut in 3 cm pieces
  • 5 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 100 g (Thai) shallots, chopped
  • 2 red chilies, chopped without seeds
  • 1 bunch Thai basil, only leaves
  • 3-4 cm fresh ginger, cut in thin stripes
  • 3 tbs neutral oil
  • 1 tbs fish sauce
  • 3 tbs oystersauce
  • 2 tbs palm sugar
  • 2 pn salt
  • fresh chilies for serving

Method:

  • Heat oil in a wok on high heat
  • Fry basil leaves until crispy (leave some leaves for garnishing)
  • Remove the leaves and put them on a paper towel
  • Add garlic, shallots and chilies and stir fry…

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