Yum Neua – a Thai favorite!

Just like many other Swedes, I am a sucker for Thailand and Thai food. Not the greasy non-authentic kind that you buy in some kitchens around town but the really flavorful, spicy, home made Thai food that you can only really find in a street food vendor in a dirty back alley somewhere in Bangkok. I’m lucky enough to have a few Thai friends in Stockholm who also happen to be amazing cooks and this recipe is completely inspired (if not stolen, thank you Pong!!) from one of them. I have to say that although this recipe tastes great, it comes no where near his dish. It must be the Thai in his fingers or something because I just can’t get it as good as he does!

Yum Neu 2 4 portions

The What

Mixed salad of your choice

Cucumber

Spring onion

1 piri piri chili

Fish sauce

Thai soy sauce

3 limes

garlic

Coriander

Serloin stake

salt and pepper

Yum Neu 1The How

Wash the cucumber and cut in half. Scrape out the seeds and slice in 1 cm thick pieces.

Wash the salad and put on a plate and add cucumber and chopped spring onion.

Make the sauce by grounding garlic and chili in a mortar and then adding the fish sauce and soy sauce. Finish with lime juice and some zest to taste. Add the chopped coriander to the sauce and then get started on the meat.

Fry the meat in a frying pan in olive oil and season with salt and pepper. It should be medium rare inside so don’t fry it too hard. Before slicing the meat, wrap it in foil and let it rest for about 5-10 minutes. Slice the meat and arrange on top of the salad. Pour over the sauce and serve with a Chang or Singha!
Yum Neu 3

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