The relationship between Thai people and food is deep... and those who are lucky to live and work in Thailand can see that we eat all the time! This blog is about Thai food and food in Thailand, and occasionally some Thai words or phrase that are not really relevant to the food. And it's definitely not a food critic blog.
Nam Prik: chili paste
Nam Prik's exact translation is Chili (Prik) Water (Nam). As the name suggested, the main ingredient is chili of course; the other important thing is Ka-pi or shrimp paste, the smelly brown paste that define the taste of this dish. We eat this with rice, lots of veggies -- fresh or boiled, and sometimes Kai Tom, boiled egg.
Lots of dried shrimp here
Quick boiled vegetable topped with creamy coconut milk
Warning: this dish is only suitable for the hardcore fans of Thai food only.. oh the amateur won't survive!