Yum un Sen

Posted on: August 1st, 2009 by admin No Comments
This might be the week of special guests! The lovely Shiz, our gorgeous friend in Tokyo has sent through todays post. If you’re a fan of Thai cooking, you’re going to love this!

yum un sen

For summer, this is the best!
(Sorry, we are in hot and humid at the moment! )
It is tasty of course and quite healthy!
I tried to cook this for the first time. It was easier than I thought.
Do you have fish sauce? Go to get it in China town :)
This is a thai style salad.
serves 3-4
  • 100g(1 or 2 rolls) bean thread vermicelli
  • 4 to 8 prawns
  • 100g pork mince
  • 1/4 cucumber … slice and cut it like little sticks
  • 1/2 carrot… same as cucumber
  • 1/2 red onion sliced
  • 1 small handful spring onion & celery leaf finely chopped
  • and good handful fresh coriander
  • 4 cherry tomatoes cut in half
for dressing
  • 1 and half tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 clove of garlic, grated
  • 1/2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 red chili finely chopped (If you prefer ‘hot’, put in more)
  • 1 and half lemon juice
*How to cook*
Boil the water with pinch of salt. Put prawns into the boiling water first. When they get cooked, take them out (just a couple of minutes).
Next, put the pork mince in the same water until cooked. Scoop it out with netted scoop or same kind of thing and put in the bowl.
Do NOT! drain that water! we will use that once again!! For the bean thread vermicelli! Boil for about 3 minutes. Now drain it well and put into mince’s bowl.
Add prawns, cucumber, carrot and red onion and toss with dressing. Then add spring onion, celery and coriander. Put cherry tomatoes and coriander on top for decoration.
Thanks Shiz!
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