Side dish

Thai Green Papaya Salad

In Thailand, Green Papaya Salad is traditionally made in giant mortar and pestles large enough to hold the entire salad. The dressing is pounded first, and the rest of the salad is added, pounded a little and finally tossed. For this home version, we use an ordinary size mortar instead. We make the salad in stages, then bring it all together at the end in a bowl.

Lunch

Shrimp Toast

Shrimp toast is a classic Chinese dim sum dish. Fresh shrimp is ground into a paste flavored with soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, and sambal, then spread on bread triangles and fried to golden-brown perfection. Serve as an appetizer at your next gathering or part of a larger dim sum feast!