Thai & Lao Food

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Monday, March 20, 2006

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.


Blogger Unknown said...

What about a thai granite mortar & pestle? Apparently, it crushes food and extracts more of the essential oils from your foods yielding a more potent taste profile. Even the thai prime minister Samak uses these. Your opinion?

10:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you know where can I buy one around the GTA ?

4:04 PM  

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