Otherwise known as Nam Pla, you won’t find many Thai dishes that aren’t seasoned with this smelly but delicious seasoning! It shouldn’t contain anything but anchovies, salt and water and you only need a few drops to add that authentic Thai zing to your dinner.
Thai food is famous for including all the taste sensations – sweet, sour, salty and spicy!
Rice vinegar is perfect for adding sourness to dressings, especially if you are all out of fresh limes! If you don’t have rice vinegar then cider is an acceptable alternative – just don’t be splashing in your malt, these aren’t chips!
Popular especially in curries, coconut milk is great for cooling down spicy dishes and adding that sweet note. Easily available in most supermarkets these days, or you could go the whole hog and make your own by rinsing out coconut flesh with warm water…not as easy as ...