Thai name: Khao moo daeng
This is one of the most universal of Thai dishes. You'll almost certainly find at least one stall selling this in any collection of street vendors or food court. I tend to think of this as a comfort food. It's a good dish for tourists to get to know, since it's almost universally available and is one of the most mild of Thai street foods.
Rice with Red Pork
|Cooked rice||160 g / ¾ c|
|Red pork||50 g / ¼ c|
|Red pork gravy|
|Spring onion||1 stalk|
|Cucumber||3 to 4 slices|
- Spoon the rice onto a plate. Thinly slice the red pork and arrange the slices on top of the rice. Ladle some of the gravy over the pork and rice. Use just enough to cover.
- Sprinkle the chopped coriander over the gravy. Serve with the spring onion and cucumber slices arranged on the side.
- Rice with red pork isn't complete without the black sauce below.
Black Chili Sauce
|Black soy sauce||½ c|
|Red spur chilies||3 to 4||Thinly sliced|
- Stir together the sugar, black soy sauce and vinegar until the sugar is dissolved. Add in the spur chillies.
- The sauce can, and generally should, be prepared ahead of time so that the chillies have time to impart their flavour to the sauce. Extra sauce can be stored in the refrigerator.