Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Nam Prik, what else do you need?

There are a lot of snacks in Thailand which are delicious but also high in calories and fat (Hello fried bananas!). But there is a healthier option available: boiled vegetables with Nam Prik. I am getting addicted to the Thai Chili Paste, and since we discovered a vegetarian version of it, I am eating even more.

You should try the mushroom Nam Prik Je that is available at Big C (at least at Mega Bagna), it is awesome. Just boil some beans, broccoli, cauliflower or use carrots and cucumbers, dip in Nam Prik and that's it.

And yes, the white stuff on the right is MSG. I use it mainly for chicken dishes, and no, it is not dangerous. You can eat it and it does no harm (and those who say they are allergic to MSG may tell me if they can eat tomatoes and broccoli)