Nam phrik ong
|Place of origin||Thailand|
|Region or state||North of Thailand|
|Main ingredients||Ground pork, tomato, chili paste, fresh vegetable|
|123 kcal (515 kJ)|
Nam phrik ong (Thai: น้ำพริกอ่อง, pronounced [nám pʰrík ʔɔ̀ŋ]) is popular food in the North of Thailand. It is often paired with sticky rice, streaky pork and fresh vegetables such as cucumber, lentils, Chinese cabbage etc.
Ingredients and Preparation
Nam phrik ong is made from ground pork, and may contain sugar, tomato, and shrimp paste. The chili paste typically includes dried chili, salt, garlic, lemon grass, water and shrimp paste, all of which is pounded in a mortar. The cooked ground pork is mixed with the chili paste in the mortar, with some water added if too dry, and it is typically served with an assortment of fresh seasonal vegetables.
1.Thai Food Master, Thai Northern Style Pork and Tomato Relish, April 30, 2010