Let’s take a look at Fon (pseudonym) ’s daily lunch! Khao Ka Pao Moo Sub Kai-daow and more.
Japan Foundation staff from seven Southeast Asian countries and Japan report with pictures and videos about what they had for lunch for five days. You will hear “Delicious!” in each language in the video. Catch a glimpse of their local food culture while you enjoy the reports.
Kao Griep Pak Mho (Steamed rice dumplings with sweet pork)
Today, I had a quick meal called “Kao Griep Pak Mho” (steamed rice dumplings). The texture and taste of this dish always heal me on a tiresome day. It is soft, tender and a little crispy, and it comes with a variety of fillings. It is so delicious mixed with sweet sauce and eaten together with vegetables. Commonly found in the market, these dumplings are made of sweet pork and various vegetables such as bean sprouts, bamboo shoots, or chives wrapped in thin rice paper. It goes well with the sweetness and saltiness of the sauce.
Som tam (Thai papaya salad)
I’m working from home today, so I went to a restaurant near my house. I had the famous papaya salad, “Som tam”. I ate it with sticky rice. This Som tam can help boost your energy and wake you up from slumber with its spiciness. It also contains less calories than other dishes, which is good if you are on a diet, and the price is normally cheap.
Hor-mok (Thai steamed fish with curry paste)
For today’s lunch, I had Hor-mok at my favorite restaurant. The dish contains many ingredients such as fish, coconut milk and spice paste. Eating it with a boiled egg and fish sauce helped reduce the spiciness. It was very tasty. Love it!
Kanom Jeen Nam Ya Kai (Rice noodles with chicken feet curry sauce)
Since I had an intensely busy day, I decided to have a quick meal. What I had for lunch today was Rice Noodles with Chicken Feet Curry Sauce. It was mainly made of rice noodles, red curry paste, hairy basil and chicken feet. It was quite spicy but yummy.
Khao Ka Pao Moo Sub Kai-daow (Stir-fried basil and minced pork with fried egg)
Today’s lunch was Khao Ka Pao Moo Sub Kai-daow, which is stir-fried minced pork and Thai basil seasoned with fish sauce, sugar and some chili. I normally order a fried egg (Kai-daow) to go with the dish. I bought it from a restaurant near my workplace. It’s delicious! And it’s even more delicious when shared with a friend at the office. Mine was less spicy than my friend’s.