Thai / Lao Mortar & Pestle Set
Here is a picture of my Mortar and Pestle set.
Every Thai and Lao home has a mortar and pestle set. The mortar and pestle set is essential for creating the authentic taste and texture of the Thai / Lao dishes like:
Classic Thai / Lao Hot Sauce,
Roasted Tomato Chili Sauce,
Green Papaya Salad,
Thai Lao Curry Paste,
Ground Toasted Sticky Rice,
Crushed Toasted Peanuts
Long Bean Noodle Salad
Eggplant Chili Sauce
Do a Google search up above for "Thai Laos mortar pestle". Do not pay any more than $20 for a set.
The mortar should be made from clay. It is handcrafted and often feels rough in the interior and exterior. Make sure the mortar is large enough to hold at least 4 to 6 cups of water. Any smaller would be impossible to make a papaya salad.
The pestle should be made from wood. During use, the pestle will naturally mold to fit the interior base of the mortar.
DO NOT waste your money by purchasing a fancy looking mortar and pestle unless they meet the above requirements.
The picture of the Thai and Lao mortar & pestle set is in my Thai & Lao Food Recipe Book, which I can mail to you, for a minimun donation of $20.