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    Kai Pad Ki Mao (drunkards Noodles & Chicken)

  • 1 6 ounces wide rice ribbon noodles (sen yai)
  • 1/4 cup chopped shrimp
  • 1/2 cup chopped chicken
  • 1/4 cup firm tofu, cut into small cubes
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chopped shallots (purple onions)
  • 1 tabelspoon yellow bean sauce
  • 1 tablespoon white (rice) vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 4 tablespoons palm sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon prik phom (ground red chillis)
  • 1/4 cup bean sprouts
  • 1 tablespoon chopped mixed red and green prik chi fa (jalapenos)
  • 1 coriander plant, chopped
  • 1 cup of bai gaprao (holy basil leaves)
  • 2 bulbs pickled garlic, thinly sliced (garnish)
  • 3 red jalapenos, julienned (garnish) -- (3 to 4)
  • There are a number of line of thought about ki mao dishes in Thailand. They are widely served as bar snacks, in much the same way that Spanish bars serve tapas (and serve to make you thirsty, when used for this purpose). Other dishes described in this way are eaten as a stomach liner before embarking on a serious nights drinking. Other such dishes are served by the patient wife of the wandering husband who cralws back hung over in the middle of the night only to realise that he has to get up for work before 5 the following morning!

    I hadn't heard of a noodle "ki mao" dish, but when I discussed it with my wife, she came up with the following. As is often the case it could equally well be prepared with beef or pork.

    Soak the noodles in water for about 15 minutes; take about a third of the sen yai and cut the ribbons into short pices (about 2" long). The remaining two thirds of the noodles should be plunged into boiling water, and cooked until "toothy" then removed and placed on the serving plate.

    If desired the tofu can be marinated in some dark soy to which a couple of sliced chilis are added.

    The third of the noodles that have been chopped are fried in hot oil until crispy.

    The remaining ingredients, except the pickled garlic, are stir fried in a medium hot wok until cooked through (if you want the sauce thickened add a little rice flour or corn starch) and then poured over the boiled noodles. The fried noodles and the pickled garlic are then added as a garnish.

    From: Colonel I. F. K. Philpott
    Posted By: Cpt. S.Lefkowitz (S.S. Mein Kind)
    Post Date: ???



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