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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Mountain of veggies green curry

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Yeah, all those veggies inside a curry trying to recreate the mountain green curry of the mountain people in the North of Thailand and South of China. It’s very sour, very bitter, very green… and the combination is refreshing. Well, that’s my arranged version with what I had in stock, as they surely never get favas and okras, but they have many local produce I can’t get.
I think the sansho (lemony, bitter), the goya (bitter), the ginger (hot) bring the good balance.

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Green sansho peppercorns (frozen), onions, ginger, bay leaves.

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Goya bitter cucumber, broad beans, okras, carrots.

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I used green curry paste, brown sugar, citrus juice for the broth.

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Ready.

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Served with jasmine rice.

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A side-dish totally fusion : white sashimi konnyaku, yellow bell pepper and balsamic reduction sauce.

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Okra green curry

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For hot weather, a dish from a hot country : Thai green curry. I’ve loaded it with okras, the hydrating greens that help fight the heat.

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Today’s basket is very juicy : okra, green sweet chili peppers, tomatoes, enoki mushrooms

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First : carrots, onion, coriander roots, lemon grass, sansho peppercorns…
Then : Thai green curry paste, coconut milk, chicken legs…
Finally : the veggies, a few laurel leaves, and at the end, bits of peeled lemon…

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That gives a big volume !

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And steamed potatoes. Yes, that should be rice, but I wanted tatoes for their potassium… and well, I wanted to eat them with whatever.

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Corn milk for breakfast

You can milk your cow, you can milk your corn. The idea is from the blog Tes at Home.
That’s a great alternative to your morning glass of milk. Especially if you never drink milk like me. Apparently it’s one of the beauty secrets of the georgeous Tes. Let’s see if that works on me.

Corn is said to be a ying food that has the property to cool down your body. It’s a bit hot here, so that’s ideal.

Frothed it to get my cornuccino.
I could have done more childish… er, I did. See next post .

Hmmm… that’s refreshing !

Corn egg for dinner

This egg is not boiled. It’s raw.

If you have corn milk, you can have corn eggs. Just add agar agar.

I poured the mix in 2 egg holders. Then joined the 2 halves in one.

The second is a tomato egg, of course.

Shape is not so perfect because I f+@#@ed* one half.

So inside it’s cheese.

Great, that went well with the tomato. That’s a funny first dish or mini-meal.

*that meant “failed”. What did you imagine ?

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.