Tag Archives: Isaan

Young tamarind leaves and an Isaan-inspired sour chicken soup

Green tamarind and tamarind leaves are back at my go-to Cambodian market, providing an opportunity to explore cooking with these rare Southeast Asian sour treats. Dried tamarind fruit is of course a standard souring agent for cuisines ranging from Persia … Continue reading

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More khrok fun: fermented fish and a spicy Isaan dip

My adventures with my granite mortar and pestle (Thai: khrok ครก) continue with a spiced fermented fish dip common in Northeastern Thailand: jaew bong แจ่วบอง Funky-smelling fermented fishes have already made appearances in previous blog posts focused on Cambodian flavors: … Continue reading

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