Soy Sauce, Dark Sweet, Green Label, Healthy Boy
Healthy Boy has the highest quality soy sauces in various formulas, often depending on regional tastes. Here is the "Green Label" dark sweet soy which we've known about but haven't offered until recently.
According to Healthy Boy, this sauce give your dish good color and sweet taste, adds a fragrant aroma. Add to dishes that you need color with sweet taste, to make that dish more fragrant and delicious. Use it in slow cooking methods, sauté, marinade or add to five spice soup (see recipe below for Kua Chap) to enhance flavor and color.
Green Label is slightly sweeter than our popular white label dark sweet soy sauce from Healthy Boy.
All natural, made using the natural fermentation method. Please see our feature story on how soy sauce is made.
Ingredients: water, brown sugar, refined sugar, soy sauce (salt water, soybean, wheat flour), glucose syrup. Product of Thailand.
Packed in a large thick glass bottle (32 ounces).
Pork Leg on Rice, 'Khao Kha Moo'
Khao Kha Moo is not only a favorite of Thailand's Prime Minister (a celebrity chef), it's also one of those ubiquitous dishes served by street vendors throughout Thailand. If you think it's hard to make at home--it's not! The recipe below makes a wonderful khao kha moo but be sure you get the right piece of meat. Ask a butcher for a pork shank, fresh. You must get it "fresh" which means it has not been cured or smoked. Even if it's frozen that's fine just state "fresh" to denote that you don't want it already smoked or cured. Hock (cut from the shoulder) is also a cut that works fine. Try to get a front leg, as the back legs contain more fat and less meat.
Thai Beef Noodles Soup, 'Kuaitiao Neua'
This soup is a popular light meal in Thailand, and often sold by "stop me and buy one" hawkers who pedal tricycles around the streets. The traditional form is made from beef offal, and contains cow's blood. However the dish can be made quite well from any cut of beef, and the blood can be omitted, or replaced as in this version, by red wine.
The noodles should be cut into handleable pieces so that they can be eaten with a spoon.
Thai Chicken and Rice, 'Khao Mun Gai'
Khao Mun is a more "high end" street vendor dish because it's more complicated to make, and requires a fairly sophisticated cart and tools. Khao = rice, Mun = fat. So this is "Fat Rice" or, in other words, rice cooked in chicken fat.
We fondly recall the Khao Man vendor at Sukhumvit Road 38, who drove a pickup truck every night to the street corner and spent a half-hour setting up his tables and pots. Always served with a bowl of chicken soup, fresh cucumbers and a side dish of a unique sauce as we prepare in this recipe.
Be sure to use yellow bean sauce (do not substitute) as well as cucumber.
Korat-Style Stir-Fried Noodles, 'Pad Korat'
The result of this recipe is a hot, spicy, thoroughly addictive succulent noodle dish. It might seem like you're adding too much ground chile peppers, but it's meant to be hot, and the chile gives it the distinctive color. This version is both sweet and spicy. To add some depth, you can add a tablespoon of tamarind concentrate to the cup of water. Use any greens you have on hand, we liked the way our version turn out, with bean sprouts and bok choy.
Thai Five-Spice Soup with Rice Chips, 'Kua Chap'
Kua chap is a rich, healthy soup loaded with flavor and nutrition. We often take it camping, and more than once people have come by to mention the wonderful aroma. We also offer an instant kua chap soup from Mama.
Thai Stir-Fried Wide Rice Noodles, 'Pad Si-iew'
Siew means soy sauce in Thai. This recipe is very tasty and savory but takes a long time to prepare. We now offer a convenient instant pad siew sauce although if you learn how to make the real thing from scratch, as described below, it should be worth the effort.