Though we call it a salad with all of the freshness from lime, mint leaves and coriander, Larb can be eaten with sticky rice or different vegetables such as cabbage. Try this Laab recipe as a side dish for your meal or as the main coarse…simply delicious!
What internationally are known as Thai salads, with a few exceptions, fall in to four main methods of preparation. In Thai cuisine these are called Yam, Tam, Lap and Phla. A few additional dishes can also be regarded as being a salad.
As it is with larb, this is a famous and well loved Issarn dish. You should be able to spot the similar characteristics simply by looking at the ingredients and how it is served. Only the freshest and very good quality beef should be used for this dish; We like to use either rump or beef fillets, the latter of course will cost a little more but it sure makes a huge difference to the final dish.
Thai Pomelo Salad is a mélange of very traditional ingredients with innovative and clean flavours. It is typically served during the warm months. If you have a very well stocked Thai pantry, you can easily whip up this dish at a moment’s notice.
Spicy Green Papaya Salad (som tum or som tam) is a popular dish from the North Eastern part of Thailand (the largely rural Isan region) that combines spicy, sour and sweet flavours to make a classic dish. It is often served alongside barbecue or grilled chicken and a portion of sticky rice.