Street vendor food in my kitchen

One of the good things about living in Thailand is that we can find food on almost any street corner at any time of the day or night. The food is not only delicious, but it is also plentiful and cheap. I think we are spoilt in having such easy access to Thai food. Living abroad does not stop me from having delicious street food, in fact when I make it at home I can ensure that it is fresh and clean.

I would like to present some of the dishes I have created that you can also find being sold by street vendors in Thailand.

My first dish is grilled pork on a stick with sticky rice.(ข้าวเหนียวหมูปิ้ง) I sometimes used to have this for breakfast, sometimes lunch and sometimes for dinner. It means you can eat it any time of the day:-). To make it, marinade thinly sliced pork overnight. The next day just put it on the stick and grill it. Serve it with sticky rice and hot chilli dipping sauce.

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The second dish is grilled meat balls, (ลูกชิ้นปิ้ง)might be deep fried sometimes instead. I made my own very yummy dipping sauce from sweet plum sauce, which I braise with tamarind sauce, sugar, chilies, garlic and shallot. With cucumber as a side dish this is heaven!

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The third dish is sweet corn mixed with grated coconut seasoning mixed with salt and sugar. (ข้าวโพดคลุก) It is like a snack to fill you up during the day. To make it you just cook sweet corn by boiling it, then cut it to remove the kernel. Mix the grated coconut with sugar and salt, then mix with the corn kernel. I would say this is the Thai version of popcorn!

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These dishes are just some of the wide variety of street foods that I walked past and ate every day in Thailand. I invite you to join me in recreating some of that culinary magic when we make it in our homes.

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