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Sep 1, 2006 08:43 PM

ISO "nam" Thai's pork sausage...

Krung Thai used to have it (not on the menu), it's called "NAM", a pink, pork sausage with galic, red chili pepper and black pepper inside..served chilled with raw garlic & green onion...(not the Vietnamese version)
do you know where I can get them?
thanks a lot!!!

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  1. Tuk Tuk Thai Market in Berkeley. They usually have the Lao sausages with lemon grass and some spicy sausages and the sour Issan style as well.

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      1. re: BigTex

        Lao sausages actually come in both regular and the sour kind. Lao restaurants and markets tend to only serve regular Lao sausages, but in Lao homes we eat both types of Lao sausages (regular and sour). Perhaps the more patrons ask for sour Lao sausages, the sooner Lao restaurant owners and Lao market owners will come to realize that Americans also like the sour kind.

        The only difference between sour Lao sausage and regular Lao sausage is that the sour Lao sausages are allowed to sit out at room temperature for a couple of days to allow the Lao sausages to ferment from the cooked rice that is mixed in with the filling. However, regular Lao sausages are refrigerated right away, thus bypassing the fermentation step.

      2. Champa Garden and Vientien Cafe in Oakland both have dishes on the menu that use nam. At Vientien, the raw sausage was also available for sale by itself in the case.

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          1. re: capriana94555

            The post about the San Bruno temple woke up a few more brain's the photo of Issan style sour sausage at the temple's Sunday lunch.
            This was a festival day, so it might not be available on a weekly basis.

        1. I've seen them at May Wah on Clement on occasion.

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          1. re: Pim

            Hi Pim, does May Wah have them fresh or frozen? I've seen them in the freezer case at Thailao Market in Santa Rosa too.

            1. re: Melanie Wong

              posted this message long time ago...but would like to see if anyone found NAM recently...

              1. re: capriana94555

                I'm looking for THAI style, not Vietmanese style

                1. re: capriana94555

                  You might want to check this thread on Chabaa

                  Vientian Cafe
                  3801 Allendale Ave, Oakland, CA 94619

                  New May Wah
                  719 Clement St, San Francisco, CA

                  Chabaa Thai
                  2123 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122

                    1. re: capriana94555

                      Before you venture to Berkeley, Tuk Tuk Market is closed.