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Pomelo Salad

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Use pomelos, pink or white grapefruit or golden-fleshed ugli fruit. Mandarins or oranges do not have quite enough acidity to contrast with the strong flavors, except early in their season when they are tart.

Serves 2-3.

Ingredients

Pennywort (Gotu-Kola) Salad

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Shredding these small leaves is much easier if the entire amount is rolled tightly within a larger leaf such as lettuce. Then it is a simple matter of slicing thinly through the bundle. This is how Asian cooks do it, without the aid of food processors.

Serves 4.

Ingredients

Pacific Islands Raw Fish Salad

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There may be minor variations but all refer to the popular salad of marinated fish.

Serves 4-6.

Ingredients

Indonesian Vegetable Salad (Gado-Gado)

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Serves 4.

Ingredients

3 medium potatoes, boiled
3 small carrots, thinly sliced
half a small cabbage, thickly sliced
125 g/4 oz tender green beans
125 g/4 oz fresh bean sprouts
125 g/4 oz fried bean curd
2 small green cucumbers
small bunch watercress
3 eggs, hard-boiled, shelled and quartered
peanut sauce

Directions

Hot and Sour Beef Salad (Yam Nuea)

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Makes 4-6 servings.

Ingredients

450g prime beed tenderloin
2 garlic cloves
6 fresh coriander leaves
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons light soy sauce
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
2 spring onions, thinly sliced
6 fresh red chillies, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
lettuce leaves

Directions

Green Papaya Salad

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For this salad, the papaya must be hard and very under-ripe, the flesh almost white with no trace of orange colour.  It is always made by hand, the pawpaw shredded incredibly finely with a sharp chopper, the ingredients pounded together using a mortar and pestle, each order executed separately. If you have a Japanese daikon grater, long, even shreds can be easily achieved.

Serves 4.

Ingredients

Chiang Mai Salad (Larb)

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It can feature chicken or beef, but what matters is the toasty aroma of the rice grains, the sharp, refreshing taste of mint and the sting of fresh chillies.

Serves 4.

Ingredients

Cambodian Lobster and Orange Salad

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Serves 4-6.

Ingredients

Burmese Bitter Gourd Salad

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Ingredients

1 tender bitter gourd
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger
lime juice to taste

Directions

Agar-Agar Salad

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Serves 4.

Ingredients

30 g/1 oz refined agar-agar strands
1 bundle flowering garlic chives
3 eggs
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon peanut oil
250 g/8 oz fresh bean sprouts

Dressing
1 clove garlic
1 teaspoon sugar
3 tablespoons light soy sauce
2 tablespoons oriental sesame oil
2 teaspoons honey

Directions