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Tom-Kati-Normai-Goongsod

Zone South

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Tom-Kati-Normai-Goongsod

Background

In southern part, people love coconut milk spicy soup but this recipe is sweet by its ingredients such as coconut milk and bamboo shoots, frequently found in rainy season. Adding shrimp really brings out classic taste.  Sometimes add sa-taw or bitter-bean for an interesting mixture.

 

Nutrition facts

Bamboo shoot is baby bamboo that springs up only in rainy season. It highly contains calcium with sweet flavor. The variety of nutrition such as calcium, phosphorus and fiber encourages the digestive system. Natural sweet comes from coconut milk and bitter bean has high amount of protein as 100 G contains protein 8 G.

Furthermore, having shrimps as a mixture makes this dish full of 5 groups of nutrients and full of flavor. This dish also has high protein that is really good combination with meat and vegetables protein.

 

Ingredients

200 grams shrimp, peeled

200 grams young bamboo shoots, sliced

80 grams bitter beans

2 cups of coconut milk

10 grams Thai garlic, crushed

A pinch of salt and sugar

 

 

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