5 FANTASTIC THAI SALADS

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Salad is an important part of a healthy diet. Salads are easy to prepare and can be enjoyed all year round in many different flavors. Today we will be going over Thai salads. If you’re a fan of Thai food, you’re probably already aware of how great the cuisine tastes. Luckily for you, Thai cuisine is also famous for being healthy. You can add to your healthy lifestyle by ordering salads when you go to a Thai restaurant. Here are some of the salad items you should order:

Tam khanun

Tam khanun

Tam khanun is a classic Thai salad from the north. Made from unripe jackfruit boiled until tender, mashed with minced pork, curry paste, lime leaves, garlic, and (sometimes) tomatoes, fried briefly. You can taste the blend of spicy, savory, sweet, and sour flavors. Traditionally this salad gets topped with chopped herbs, fried garlic, and deep-fried pork skin, then served alongside fried or toasted dried chili peppers.

Yam kun chiang

Yam kun chiang

Yam Kun Chiang is a Thai salad made with crispy fried dried pork sausage, combining peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, cilantro leaves, celery, and onions. The sweet, salty, and fatty sausage is called Kun Chiang in Thailand and originated in China.

Yam wun sen

Yam wun sen

Yam wun sen is a traditional glass noodle salad from Thailand. Its refreshing taste and crunchy texture characterize salad. Made with glass noodles, garlic, cilantro, peppers, shrimp, lime juice, fish sauce, onion, and celery, you can also add minced pork or beef to it.

Larb

Larb

Larb is a richly seasoned meat salad topped with freshly chopped herbs and khao khoua (toasted rice). Created in China’s Yunnan Province, but it is deeply rooted in Lao cuisine. This dish’s basis consists of hand-chopped meat, raw or cooked beef, pork, chicken, duck or fish, lime juice, and fish sauce. The ingredients and variations of the basic recipe are endless, and you can find similar dishes throughout Southeast Asia.

Green Papaya Salad

Green papaya salad

Locally known in Thailand as som tam, a spicy salad made from shredded unripe papaya. Originated from ethnic Lao people and eaten throughout Southeast Asia.
In addition to green papaya strips, this salad usually includes roasted peanuts, green beans, tomatoes, and a thick juice traditionally made from garlic, chili, fish sauce, dried shrimp, palm sugar lime, or tamarind juice.
Sauces can also come in many other combinations, and the sweetness and spiciness will be significantly different.

Experiencing and trying local traditional food also provides cultural education.

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