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If beets grew abundantly in SE Asia...?

lyagushka Jul 21, 2013 11:44 AM

...what would the Thais, Vietnamese, and other populations of the region do with them?

Okay, I know this is sort of a weird question, but I've got beets in the garden and want to do a SE Asian-themed dinner sometime soon. So...anyone want to take a stab at this one? I'm guessing the Thais especially would take the sweetness element in the beets in interesting directions, with their tendency to brilliantly balance out salty, sour, sweet, and umami.

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    magiesmom RE: lyagushka Jul 21, 2013 03:51 PM

    I have made beets in a yogurt based curry. Very delicious.

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      chefj RE: magiesmom Jul 21, 2013 04:03 PM

      There are lots of South Asian (Indian) Recipes for Beets.

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      sedimental RE: lyagushka Jul 21, 2013 04:58 PM

      I like pickled beets and daikon together! Makes the daikon pink :)

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        darrentran87 RE: lyagushka Jul 21, 2013 07:03 PM

        I just make a soup flavored with fish sauce, sugar, some sort of meat like ground pork or chicken. Throw in some beets cut into large sticks. I have tons of beets in the garden and this is how I frequently use it.

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