Our new friends Kartik and Lucy were back in Bangkok after a week or so of climbing down in Krabi, and we decided to get some dinner in our neighborhood. We were all really hungry, so we ordered a TON of food.
We got two kinds of laab (duck and pork; this is pork):
This spicy salad is made with ground meat, shallots, fish sauce, lime juice, chilies, green onions, cilantro, and toasted rice powder (which gives it a nice little crunch). The dressing is delicious and just cries out to be mopped up with a little sticky rice.
Delicious grilled chicken:
It came with two kinds of chili sauce – one very sweet, and the other more sour and hot.
This pork sausage is really mild, and the simple salad just combines it with a little onion, fish sauce, lime, and chilies. It also looks like there might have been a little stir-fried kale in there. I can’t remember because my mind was processing all the delicious flavors and not worry about trivial things like that.
We also got some sticky rice (in the little brown cylinder) and two kinds of som tham (one with salted eggs and one without).
I couldn’t resist a candid shot of everyone enjoying this awesome dinner!