This morning I'm very delighted to introduce to you this local food from Krabi.
It's 'Khnom Jeen Nam Ya Pla' or 'Rice Noodles with Local Fish Curry'. It's quite spicy. I'm warning you!
The ingredients of this fish curry are, of course, coconut milk... and they mix with some fish. And they put some garlic, chilli, turmeric to make it yellow, Thai pepper, and a little bit of a shrimp paste to make it taste really good.
And, local people, they eat this curry with vegetables. There are plenty kinds of vegetables here as side dish. Bean sprouts, some pickle like pickled cabbage and pickled ginger, local vegetables like 'Nui', eggplant, long beans, and also, they have these dry fish called 'Ching Chang.'
Krabi people, normally they put the curry on to the noodles first. For the taste, to mix some vegetables with the curry is really good.
This menu is found in local market as well if you go on streets to local market or even in fine restaurants here in Krabi, you can order.
When you are here in Krabi, you can't miss coming here to try the local food menu.
It's called 'Hoi Chuk Teen' in Thai language. In English, it's called 'Sea Snail'. Everyone should eat this.
You can find just only in Krabi, around here in Ao Nang. In the sea. Only in Krabi. Not in Phuket. Not in Samui.
We have to eat it with the sauce, it's called Seafood sauce. So, there are some chilis, and garlic, some limes, fish sauce maybe.
Actually, for 'Chuk Teen', 'Teen' in Thai means 'Leg' (or Foot). So, it's the leg (or foot) of this Sea Snail.
Use the toothpick to pick the snail out. But, we don't need the leg part.
I think the sauce makes it very interesting, and the texture is a little crunchy.
At here, Kho Klang, they have very local food.
I've heard that Krabi food, the southern Thai food, is spicy.
Just like this one. Looks so good!
It's called 'Local Spicy Red Curry with Fish'.
This should be 'Pla Gao (Local Fish)', I think. And, it smells very spicy, I think it'll taste very good.
This color, maybe they use local shrimp paste and maybe turmeric to make it yellow.
Then, there are some chilis. They mix them together and then put into the soup. So, it comes out to be this color.
Let's try it! Yeah. It's spicy. This one is a little salty too. Maybe from the shrimp paste that they use.
They also have this bamboo shoot. The texture of the fish is really good. And I feel that it's so fresh, I think it's because we're next to the sea!
This one is the local seaweed. And, it's spicy!
It has the name of this seaweed, 'Khao Kwang Seaweed'. Because in Thailand or in Asia, there are many places where they are seaweed or seaweed salad, but 'Khao Kwang Seaweed' is only found here in Koh Klang.
And, just like other Thai Salad, you mix some limes, some chilis. Here, they have tomatoes, onions, coriander, spring onions, and seafood meats like squids, shrimps. Some mushrooms. OK. Kind of a healthy food. A lot of herbal ingredients.
This is a very local taste. It's a little crunchy. Spicy, but really good!
This is Roti in Krabi. They all look so good.
I've been to some parts of Southern Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore. I've seen a lot of Rotis, but this place is so special. They have many kinds of Rotis.
There is Banana Chocolate. Mango, and Crispy Roti. Oh, I love mango, they have condensed milk.
Looks wonderful! They put some chocolate and some sesame on the Banana Roti. Very tasty. The chocolate is very condensed.
Mango's good too!! I've never tried before. But, Mango Roti and condensed milk, they go along very well. Now, I change my favorite one from 'Banana' to ‘Mango'.
It's Railay Beach, here in Krabi.
I'm sitting now just a few steps away from the beach. Do you feel the sea breeze?
It's so comfortable here tonight. I'm now at one of the world's most famous beaches.
Today, I have selected two very famous menus. One of them is 'Pad Thai'. Another one is 'Tom Yum’.
For 'Tom Yum', tonight, it will be 'Seafood Tom Yum' because they mix seafood meats into Tom Yum.
Of course, we have this very fresh shrimps from the sea,and Sea Bass, and also squids.
It's quite healthy food because, just like other Tom Yum, they mixed herbal ingredients, like kaffir lime leaves, galangal, lemongrass, limes, chilis, and fish sauce onto it.
So, it looks really good and, of course, it will be a little spicy.
If you want it less spicy, you can tell the chef beforehand.
The texture of the shrimp is really good. It's really fresh.
And of course, I love Tom Yum. It's a mixture of sourness and spiciness.
And this one, 'Pad Thai', which is actually one of Thailand's national dishes. It originated long time ago, since just after World War II. Because, at that time, the Prime Minister would love to promote the 'Rice Noodles' or 'Sen Chan' in Thai, so, they have this menu using rice noodles or Sen Chan here, but the special that makes 'Pad Thai' is the tamarind sauce.
We're having Seafood Pad Thai today. And of course, they have shrimps, squid and tofu, some fried peanuts, lime, of course, bean sprouts, cucumber, carrot.
For Pad Thai, don't forget to squeeze the lime. Lime is a really important ingredient for Pad Thai. Then, before you eat, you have to mix everything together.
The rice noodles has very good smell. I smell the tamarind sauce, and it's smooth. It's soft. A little sticky. Really good, Really fresh!
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