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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Thai Pork Salad (Larb Moo)

I came home late and had no time to prepare dinner. I began making this fast, easy, delish meal in no time. We've been craving the Pork Salad or what we usually called Larb. It comes in different types of meats by choice: chicken, pork, beef, or tofu. The most common would be either pork or chicken. Today was a good day to make it a "go" on my dinner list. It's also my husband's favorite dish and he's not even Thai!

The Larb seasoning makes my life so much easier, and yes makes this dish SO much easier. Believe me, you can make this one!

Pork Thai Salad (Larb Moo)
Yield: 4


1 lb ground pork or any kind of ground meat you like
3 limes and juice
4-5 shallots thinly sliced
5 teaspoons larb seasoning as shown in the photo
2 1/2 teaspoons fish sauce
5 teaspoons roasted rice powder as shown in the photo
1/2 teaspoon sugar
bunch of mint leaves
Chili flakes


  • Boil meat in a pot. Use wooden spoon to break it apart, strain it. Keep some of the juice
  • Add larb seasoning, fish sauce, lime juice, sugar. Add chili flakes if you like spicy. Mix well
  • Add rice powder. Mix well.
  • If it's too thick, add some of meat juice that we keep from boiled meat
  • Add bunch of mint leaves and shallots. Mix well.
  • Taste it! and adjust the flavor as you wish. It should have 3 flavors: sour, sweet, salty, but leading with sour taste

Mint leaves, lime, and shallots

The star of the dish: Larb seasoning. You can find this at any Asian grocery stores.

Roast rice powder: it is a must have for making Larb. Taste will be different without it.

Boil meat. Using a wooden spoon to stir and break ground meat apart so that it doesn't form into a big chunk. Don't forget to keep the juice!

Strain the meat and set it aside

Add Larb seasoning, fish sauce, lime juice, sugar, and chili flakes. Mix well

Add rice powder, mint leaves, shallots. Mix well. Adjust to taste.

Vois-la! Some people wrap it with lettuce (called chicken wrap) but it's optional.


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