Pakuchi som tam papaya, and baby corn

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I took my mortar to prepare a little Thai style lunch around cilantro/coriander green papaya salad.

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So now we have local green papaya, let’s grate it.

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Garlic, green hot chili. Then red hot hot hot chili (very little, it’s so hot), ami ebi salty shrimps, toasted peanuts, kabosu lime juice, a little sugar, nam pla fish sauce. Then red sweet chili, green papaya, coriander leaves and stalks.

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Tam ! Tam ! Tam ! Tam !

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Fresh baby corn from Thailand.

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I’ve used it for a stir-fry. Just oil and a little garlic, to cook the white parts of negi leeks, shishito green peppers, edamame beans, then the baby corn. I garnished with sweet chili sauce.

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Brown rice.

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A nice 3 dish meal.

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Caramelised veggies on Thai noodles

You’re in fusion-city. Noodle-mania ward. Abebia street, near Natto square.

Thai rice noodles, seasoned with nam pla fish sauce, a little black sugar, coriander leaves (frozen), chili… finished with a little Chinese black vinegar and sesame oil.

The carrots and akebi were pan fried together and caramelised a little (it’s not burnt, it’s sweet).



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, a scrambled egg, steamed shungiku leaves.

Lunch tray to eat on the balcony.

A wind of Burma (via gourmande in Osaka

Last year, Shan Burmese cuisine…

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Appetizers of tea leaves, then fried Shan tofu. That’s a nice week-end meal…

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Som tam ripe : sunny papaya salad

The idea was to make a som tam, a Thai green papaya salad with the ingredients I get here.

The drama : that’s the greenest papaya at the local market. Greener are sold much further, in Kobe’s Chinatown for instance. I hoped it was no so advanced in age inside…

Totally yellow. Well, I was hungry. So let’s go for a yellow papaya salad. Really not the same thing.

Nearly a sweet compote. I added lots of sour lemon… in hope.

I think you are not supposed to include the coriander root in this dish, but I love the roots. And that compensated for the deficient papaya.

  

Japanese dry ami-ebi shrimps. And kamaboko (bought hand-made fish surimi).

That was… totally different. I tried to eat it without comparing. And I really like it.

Pasta Thai, amaebi pad Thai

Thai style stir-fried rice noodles… as *we* have a tsunami in Japan as they had in Thailand. And well, it’s a coincidence it’s today’s menu. I eat as usual.
There is no problem at all in Osaka. As say *we*, but in most of the country, we see the damages at the news.

Local ingredients : carrot, amaebi (nordic shrimps), shiitake, negi leeks, cabbage, bell pepper, okra.

Peanuts. Coriander and the chili are friend.

Pad Thai seasoning, egg, fish sauce, sugar…