Hint: It’s edible and it’s yummy!
When I came to Chiang Mai with my mother in 2008, the monks at Wat Si Moon (a Burmese temple) near Chiang Mai gate told us to go eat at a nearby small restaurant, a few doors down from the temple. The monks told us that Burmese boys work there and that we could even order in Burmese.
Since then we’ve gone back there when we were here in 2009 and now that we live here, we like to go there for breakfast/lunch once a week! 🙂
What do we order there each time? We order Khao Ku Kapeet (t is silent). One of the many dishes I love here in Thailand. I have a picture for you here so you can drool on your computer.. hee heee!
Doesn’t that look good?
What’s all in this beautiful looking tasty dish you wondered!?
It is a rice dish. The rice is mixed with shrimp paste and has a nice savory flavor to it. The Thais call this shrimp/fish paste Kapeet and we Burmese call it Ngapeet- ‘OK close enough’ I say!
Don’t let the fish paste description fool you into NOT trying it. It’s quite yummy!
Other ingredients that make this Thai dish so good are:
- thinly sliced fried eggs
- thinly sliced mangoes
- thinly sliced onions
- sliced chili peppers
- sliced cucumbers
- fried dried shrimp
- pork cooked with tasty gravy
You’d want to mix it all together like a salad. You could also add a tangy, sweet tamarind sauce to the mix (recommended). And Voila!
It is 30B = $1.00
We eat here at least once a week after we drop off M at school and after we go to one of my favorite markets.
Where: Located near Chiang Mai gate to the west of Wat Si Moon, this tiny restaurant is sandwiched between a children’s store (look for a large sign with “Welcome” greetings in many languages) and a mechanic shop (look for Mischelin man auto shop) with a tree right in the center of the opening of the restaurant. They have many other dishes as well so give them a try!
This post was originally written on 29th September 2010 at Got Passport™.Org. It now finds a new home on this blog, where it belongs.
Until the next yummy foodie post, cheers from Chiang Mai, Thailand.