Thursday, January 26, 2012

Thailand Terrific: A Magical Ride of Nam Pla Dressing to Yam Nua

Another personal favorite of mine is the combination of yam nua (beef salad) and thai fish sauce, truly an amazing dish playing inside your mouth. You can experience a finer and smoother texture and less salty taste of the sauce.

 
Indulge with your juicier beef now

If you are thinking of using patis (very delicious Philippine fish sauce), the outcome would be totally different. It contains a stronger taste in terms of texture and saltiness. However, yam nua achieves balance of the recipe giving someone a lighter bite and a marvelous lingering. Enjoy!

Buying Thai fish sauce or nam pla in Philippines:
*Thai or Vietnamese stores.
*Chefs' Nook: 220 Pilar St., Addition Hills, Mandaluyong City; (+632) 724-5812
* Any Robinson's Supermarket: wide array of Asian ingredients such as Indian, Thai, Korean, or Japanese, etc.


Yam Nua (Beef Salad)


150g beef (meat only)
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper, fine
1pc medium white onion , thinly sliced
1/2 pc celery stem, thinly sliced
1/2pc cucumber, sliced thinly
4 pcs, cherry tomato, cut crosswise into halves
3 stalks, spring onion, cut into 4cm length

Nam Pla Dressing:
2T nam pla (fish sauce)
3T calamnsi juice
1T white sugar
2 stalks cilantro, stem thinly sliced
1-2 clove garlic, minced
2 pcs bird's eye chili (cili padi/siling labuyo), thinly sliced

Procedure:
Season beef with salt and black pepper. Brown the beef by grilling on both sides. Cut into bite size. Set aside. Mix all the dressing items. Mix in cooked beef and sliced veggies. Serve with sprinkles of cilantro.

Acknowledgement and a time for sharing: 
 A heartfelt thanks to Ey to Zee for 
this amazing appreciation.
I am truly grateful.
 Now, it is time to give back.
I'm passing this award to the blogs 
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49 comments:

  1. Yummy because I am a number one fan of Asian food, what more Thai Cuisine. The nam pla worth wonders when added into cooking, esp salad.

    Thank you so much for the award but sorry to say I don't do this as firstly it does not interest me and there's too many going on. After sometime, I just gave up. I truly appreciate your kind thoughts and thanks again.

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    1. i agree with you, nam pla worth something extraordinary.

      about the award, no need to apologize. it is also demanding on my part when i did this. but even then, im really glad you appreciated it.

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  2. Thank you for the award. I'll cherish it proudly.

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    1. you are most welcome. thank you for visiting my again Steve. :)

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  4. Salamat sa award. I link lang ba to? Parang backlink?

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    1. hi virgo, it is up to you whether you make similar post or keep it in your award vault. i was very excited that's why i made this post. this award is the 2nd that i received, my very first was on my other blog 4 years ago. :)

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    2. Ah ok. I put it in my award section :D

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  5. hahaha. wow. that's funny. maybe it will work. but since the fish sauce is basic/neutral in nature and coke is acidic, perhaps, this contrast may work for someone's taste bud. pero hindi ko susubukan yan. hihihihihi

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  6. Yummy, that sounds and looks very tasty, Spiky! And thanks a lot for passing on the Award to me, I really appreciate it! I will include it in my next post with much pride... Greetings from Paris.

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    1. i was very much into it as I receive an award for the second time. i can't help but to include it in the recent post.

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  7. I love thai food! Mahilig ako sa spicy! Thank you so much Sa blog award! I truly appreciate it. Have a great week!

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    1. it was slightly modified, my tolerance against spiciness is not that high. thanks anney. :)

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  8. Wow! The moment I saw the photo of the dish that you made i can't help myself but drool. :-D I love Thai food in fact every other Thursday we dine-out to the near Thai restaurant here also because mostly of their dish are similar to ours. But I’m very seldom to eat beef because of my very high-cholesterol. :-/
    By the way I apologize for not replying back right away. nag-iilang man kaya ako since Friday sakod ngana and by the way thank you so much for appreciating me and my simple blog. I'll grab the award po as soon as I can. xoxoxoxo. Support na rin kita dear lam mo na un di ba? :-)

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  9. i always try my best to make good pictures and stories behind those images. im glad i made you drool. Yes, very similar nga. pero masmaanghang sa kanila. gusto ko yung beef soup nila. yummy, malinamnam. sarap ulit ulitin.

    about the award, it is my 2nd time to recieve an award so i passed without hesitation. thanks... :)

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  10. wow, may difference pala yung patis ng Thai sa patis natin, no? Thanks for sharing this recipe, Spiky :)

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    1. yup, talaga masarap patis natin pampalasa lalo na sa monggo, nilaga, etc... :)

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    2. i heard may nagtitinda rin ata dyan sa US ng Rufina patis...pati Silver Swan, Datu Puti, and Marca Pina products....at iba pang pinoy products...mahal kaya dyan? hehehe

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  11. Fantástic blog, very intersting!
    I follow your...

    Thanks

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    1. hi there Rui...how are you doing there? glad you reach my blog. happy blogging. :)

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  12. You really know how to spike up our palates! Hahaha! I am an adventurer when it comes to dining and with spices. However is it the same as our salted fish sauce?
    I'm not sure if the family would love this, specially If i'll be the one to prepare for this. I'd rather eat at a Thai or Vietnamese resto for this I guess, could you recommend a good one? Thanks!

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    1. thai fish sauce is very different from ours...it is milder than patis. about the resto, have you tried Pho Hoa, a vietnamese resto at level 2 of gateway? sarap ng noddles dun. tsaka katabi ata nilang stall is thai.

      and i just read that in pho hoa, pwede rin bumili ng nam pla or vietnamese fish sauce. pwede mo rin subikan ang lasa.

      thanks for a visit. :)

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  13. La mezcla de diferentes salsas hacen unas texturas increiblemente variables cambiando los sabores.

    Gracias por dejar las huellas en uno de is jardines.

    Un abrazo que envio para Filipinas.

    ¡¡Chao!!


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  14. I missed Thai food, wish to be back to have a try again of the fantastic food

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  15. Hello, Spiky, thank you for your visit to my blog and for your comment.
    I´ve never tried Thai food, but I have to say this has a great look.
    Fantastic blog, I follow you!
    Greetings from Asturias, Spain.

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    1. hi Xurde. thank you for following. try thai cuisine, it would make your life spicier in a very good way. :)

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  16. Hi, Friend!
    Thanks for your invaluable presence!
    Have a nice weekend!
    Live long and prosper ... Deep Peace!
    Take care!

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  17. Thank you for your visit, a hug =D

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  18. Me detengo ante tu puerta una y una vez más y te digo: feliz domingo para ti y para todos los que te rodean acercándote la ilusión de vida…

    La que nunca te olvida y te lleva en el interior del sentimiento…

    Tu amiga María del Carmen


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  19. Will definitely try this, thank you for sharing :). Gratz on the award.

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  20. Thank you for your comment and concern. The picture is taken on vacation. I live in Norway.

    Your meal looks great.

    A nice week to you.

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  21. Hi dear.....I'm fine...how abt u.....lthai food makes me drool..u hav made it just perfect

    Http://Onlyfishrecipes.blogspot.com/

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  22. this is really unique, and of course make me hungry..

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  23. These look yummy. I hope they are not too hot. I do not go for peppery food.:)

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  24. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.
    Your meal looks delicious.
    Greetings from Switzerland
    Angela

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  25. Thank you for the visiting.
    This is indeed adelicious place to be online! =)

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  26. Belo prato...Espectacular....
    Cumprimentos

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  27. pa link exchange naman oh kung ok lang!!

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  28. La Vida es espectacular y hay que aprovechar a disfrutarla en todas sus vertientes, incluido el carnaval que mañana es su día grande y algunos de los más jóvenes lo pasaran en grande devolviéndoles la alegría a los no ya tan jóvenes...

    Te deseo un fin de semana lleno de todo aquello que tu alma necesite por abrigo...

    Un beso
    un abrazo
    y mi aprecio
    para siempre

    María del Carmen


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  29. ABSOLUTELY heavenly does this dish looks; I certainly am very inspired to try it out myself!!!!

    Gorgeous blog and brings back some wonderful memories; I travelled various times to the philippines; I loved it!!!!

    Thanks so much for your visit in my Tuscany 6 excuse my late answering, spiky!!

    ciao ciao elvira

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  30. ..ops, excuse...instead of 6 : there should be "and" !

    ciao ciao elvira

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  32. This beef salad looks so absolutely fresh, juicy, delicious and easy to prepare! I am sure the whole family will love it. Definitely going to give it a try.

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