Thai spicy pork salad: Nam Tok Moo

Nam Tok Moo


Nam Tok translated literally is “water fall”, but it actually means dripping juice. The juice drips out from the steak while cooking. Grilled Pork Salad (Nam Tok Moo, “Moo” means Pork) is a dish from Northeastern Thailand and is easy to make. The ingredients are easy to find and yet, the dish is full of Thai flavors. This Thai meat salad is made with grilled pork steak (or beef) that has been thinly sliced, and then cooked in a sauce made with ground roasted rice, ground dried chilies, fish sauce, lime juice, shallots and mint leaves. It is traditionally eaten with sticky rice, but can be enjoyed with steamed rice or eaten by itself. If you love spicy food, you should definitely not miss this fiery treat.

Location:Northeast (Isan) restaurants
Cost:Start from 50 – 90 baht
Spicy Level: 3.5