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Nam-Prik-Ta-Daeng

Zone Northern

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Nam-Prik-Ta-Daeng

 

 

Background

Another traditional dipping sauce or nam-prik of local people in Northern Thailand is Nam-Prik-Ta-Daeng. It is popular mixing with roasted fermented soy bean sheets ( tauhoo-nao ) to make it creamy and tasty. Nowadays tauhoo-nao is rarely to find, however eating with sticky rice and fresh vegetable is really a good combination and delicious.

 

Nutrition facts

Garlic in nam-prik-ta-daeng is necessary for the growth of body tissue and strengthens body immune from cancer. Shallot is well-known for a high antioxidant which can protect against strokes and heart diseases.

Also dried chilies in nam-prik is beneficial in building up the appetite, clear mucus from your stuffed nose or congested lungs, stimulate the kidneys to produce more urine and relieve your uncomfortable bloat.

 

Ingredients

½ cup dried chili

60 grams garlic

60 grams shallot

1 tablespoon shrimp paste

2 cup dried fish

4 tablespoons palm sugar

¼ cup fish sauce

¼ cup tamarind, seedless and chopped

 

 

 

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