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Thai Food Recipe – Yum Ta Krai (Spicy Lemongrass Salad with Cashew nuts)



  • 1 cup thinly sliced lemongrass
  • 1 cup minced pork (cooked)
  • 10 big shrimps (peeled, de-veined and cooked)
  • 3 tbsp. sliced chili peppers (or as much as you like)
  • 1 cup shallots (sliced)
  • 1 cup sliced scallion and coriander
  • 1 cup cashew nuts (or as much as you like)
  • 1 handful mints
  • 1/4 cup fried dry shrimps
  • 1 tbsp. crushed coriander roots
  • 3 and 1/2 tbsp. fish sauce
  • 4 and 1/2 tbsp. lime juice
  • 1/2-1 tbsp. palm sugar

Cooking Instructions:

1. In a big bowl, add fish sauce lime and palm sugar. Stir the mix until the palm sugar is dissolved. Taste and change it to the way you like. Make sure the balance of 3 tastes is right. We’ll add chili after we finish everything because the spiciness the stop your ability to taste the saltiness, sourness and sweetness.

2. Now, add pork and shrimps. Then add dry shrimps, lemongrass, scallion, coriander, mints, shallot and coriander roots.

3. Lastly, add the sliced chili as mush as you like. Mix well and serve it with fresh betel leaves.

If you are asking me which is the healthy Thai food cuisine, I would recommend this one almost automatically. It consist of various herbs; lemongrass of course take the main lead in this recipe. Some of the herbs that you found in Thai food, galangal in Tom Yum Soup for example, I bet you wonder whether you can eat it or not. Thai people eat those galangal.

Same as lemongrass in this recipe, we eat them believing that it is good for our stomach and helps reduce uric acid, cholesterol, excess fats. Later, we have lemongrass juice. I am not so sure whether that is Thai or western recipe.

Anyway! Not many people know about this recipe. It is not as famous as Yum Woon Sen, or Pad Thai. If you like Thai Salad recipe, I really recommend this one. 🙂

Enjoy your cooking everybody! (^_^)

Thai Food Cooking Tutorial : Yum Ta Krai (Spicy Lemongrass Salad with Cashew nuts)

2 thoughts on “Thai Food Recipe – Yum Ta Krai (Spicy Lemongrass Salad with Cashew nuts)”

  1. That looks so fresh and deliscious .If it is not a so known thai recipe, I must thank you for giving details about how its made! .Thanks a lot!

  2. I am going to open a Asian restaurant. It serves Japanese Thai Vietnamese Chinese Korean foods. I really love ur Thai foods recipes. Hope u can upload some new dishes soon. So I can learn more Thai foods from u ^*^


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