Kao Praram Longsong, Hand Brand, 1.76 ozAdd to cart$2.89
This is a brand new instant Praram Longsong powder that we have just imported from Hand Brand, and we love it!
Instantly prepare a meal better than what you can find at a local Thai restaurant. This is very delicious.
We have a classic Praram Longsong recipe here, but this instant product makes it even better.
There are instructions on the package. Inside are two packages (one coconut cream powder, one spices). Mix both packages together, then add 1/2 cup of water and mix well. This is the sauce.
Separately, we prepared chicken using the same method as cashew chicken (coat with tapioca starch, Golden Mountain Sauce, and rice wine, then fry in a bit of oil to make it slightly crispy).
Add the sauce to the chicken and mix well. Add 1 tablespoon of crushed roasted peanuts and a teaspoon of sesame seeds. See pictures below.
Serve over freshly-steamed jasmine rice, add a little drop of prik pao to the top. Delicious!
Ingredients: coconut milk powder, sugar, garlic, paprika, corn starch, iodized salt, coriander seed, shrimp powder.
Thai Rama Chicken, 'Praram Long Song'
This dish dates to the time of King Rama 5, about 140 years ago. Originally it was made with beef, but nowadays pork and chicken are often used. Praram is a name for the God Rama, or King Rama, in The Ramkian. The Ramakian is the Thai version of an Indian Hundu epic written 2000 years ago. Long Song translates as 'take a shower'.
Praram Long Song is a popular dish in American Thai restaurants, but not often found in Thailand. Americans are fond of the peanut sauce, and in our recipe it's quite delicious. Sometimes called Swimming Rama, you can use broccoli, spinach, or other greens of your choice.
Thai Cashew Chicken, 'Gai Pad Med Mamuang Himaphan'
One of the more popular dishes on the menu in Thai restaurants in America but also Thailand. This recipe is time-consuming but the result is spot-on perfect.
The finest cashews in the world are grown in Thailand, mainly on the island of Phuket. Mamuang himaphan means cashew nut but there is an interesting translation. Himaphan's original meaning refers to the Garden of Eden, and the cashew nut looks like a small mango. The resulting pun can mean "mango of paradise", suggesting culinary heaven. We use regular refined white sugar for simplicity but you may use palm sugarfor a more succulent flavor.