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In the Thai Kitchen
Rice Vermicelli, Wai Wai
Thai Spring Rolls
Fruit & Vegetable Carving Knives
Easy Carrot Vegetable Carving
Rice Vermicelli, Wai Wai Mee Krob Noodles, which were popularized in an episode of Sex and the City, are prepared by quickly deep-frying these dry thin rice noodles in hot oil until puffed up. For Thai Spring Rolls (recipe below), the noodles are simply soaked to soften before cooking.
Fruit & Vegetable Carving Set "A"
Created especially for the art of vegetable and fruit carving, this set includes a tiny bird's beak carving knife, a special curved blade seeding knife, and a larger slicing knife. We recommend this Kom Kom brand set for the Vegetable Carving featured below.
This is part of a recipe for Thai Spring Rolls. The stuffing of mushrooms seasoned with galangal make this a unique take on the usual dish. Perfect for hot weather with minimal cooking, diners can even make their own rolls at the table, cutting down on prep time and making it fun for everyone.
Put mushrooms and tofu into a mixing bowl. Add soy sauce and pepper and set aside for 20-30 minutes to marinate. Heat the cooking oil in a wok, add marinated mushrooms and tofu and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Then add the remaining filling ingredients - oil, galangal, salt and sticky rice powder - and mix together.
In Thailand, carving is often taught briefly at elementary school, especially to young girls. This carrot leaf carving would be an essential skill in the basic repertoire. See this Vegetable Carving with step-by-step photographs.