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Feb 25, 2010 02:24 AM

Kang nor mai recipe " lao bamboo shoot soup "

does anyone have this recipe or know where to find it please , im looking for it at the moment , please let me know if you guys have it

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    1. re: toveggiegirl

      I love bamboo shoots, and that last recipe sounds scrumptious. Unfortunately, it has fish sauce, and I've got a thing about fish sauce. Can you suggest a substitute?

      And another question about that recipe: it calls for SIX red onions. That sounds excessive. Surely it's a mistake?

      1. re: Perilagu Khan

        I am no expert in South Asian cuisine so perhaps other will have other suggestions but I would replace the fish sauce with about 4 tbsp of soy sauce and 2 tbsp of lime juice (taste and adjust as needed). You can also use a mix of soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce.
        I think she means 6 very small onions. I would use maybe about 2 medium-sized onions.

        1. re: toveggiegirl

          Thanks. I figured she couldn't have been thinking about typical, American red onions.

          I'm going to give this recipe a shot, incorporating your suggestions.

        2. re: Perilagu Khan

          Did you look at the accompanying video? They look like shallots.

          1. re: Joebob

            They are shallots. Thais often refer to shallots as being 'red onions' in their recipes. Also, Thai shallots tend to be smaller than those found in stateside markets so you should cut back even further and use perhaps just 3 shallots.

              1. re: Perilagu Khan

                I communicated with Joy, who said, yes, it is shallots. Also, she gets pickled bamboo shoots from her local market and says that if you use fresh bamboo shoots, add a lot of lemon juice to get a sour flavor.

                1. re: Joebob

                  Thanks for clarifying the recipe, that's very helpful.

      2. Can you read Thai? If so, I have a recipe for 'Kaeng Nor Mai Dong' in a Thai-language cookbook that I could send you. Or would you need an English translation?

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        1. re: ThaiNut

          hello thai nut i would need an english translation because this is for my assignment

          1. re: khonlao

            Here's an xlation of that recipe:

            Bamboo Curry

            meat of 1 chicken breast, chopped
            2 Tbspn red curry paste
            1 cup sliced bamboo shoots, washed
            2 cups coconut milk
            1 Tbspn tamarind juice
            1 Tbspn fish sauce
            1 1/2 Tbspn sugar
            2 kaffir lime leaves
            2 Tbspn vegetable oil

            In a saucepan over medium heat, stir fry the curry paste in the oil until fragrant. Add the chicken and coconut milk and bring to a boil. Add the bamboo slices, tamarind juice, fish sauce, sugar and kaffir lime leaves. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.

        2. Hi again Khonlao,

          Kang Nor Mai is a very traditional Lao bamboo shoot "curry" dish.

          Here's a traditional Lao recipe: