Thai Dipping Sauce with Sadao, 'Sadao Nampla Wan'
Sadao (which has an English name of "Neem Flower") is a bitter, dark green vegetable. The flowers, leaves, stalks, fruits, roots and bark have medicinal properties. This recipe is typical for the way sadao is served in Thailand, as it's eaten with a sweet dipping sauce.
For 4 Person(s)
- 2 Cups Palm Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Tamarind Juice (2.5 tbsp tamarind concentrate mixed with 5.5 tbsp water)
- 1/2 Cup Fish Sauce
- 1/4 Cup Fried Onion
- 1/4 Cup Fried Garlic
- 1/4 Whole Dried Chile, heated in a wok until crunchy
- 8 Bunches Sadao
Method for Thai Dipping Sauce with Sadao, 'Sadao Nampla Wan'
Mix palm sugar, tamarind juice and fish sauce over medium/low heat and stir until the sauce thickens. Transfer to a small serving bowl. Top this sauce with fried onion, fried garlic, and whole dried chile peppers.
Rinse sadao and put in a bowl, pour boiling water over the sadao and let sit for a few minutes, remove from water and serve with the sauce. It's also popular to serve this with fresh cilantro and grilled catfish or grilled shrimp.