A: Welcome to this week’s “Food delight”. We are …. and …, and we are very happy to be here to share some recipes with you.
B: Sawadeekha, my dear listeners.
B: Flowers not only add beauty to your presentation but can be very healthy if they’re processed the right way. Mr Pitch Ridhikasame, the owner of The Ironwood restaurant in Mae Rim-Samoeng Road, Chaing Mai will elaborate: “Shrimp paste fried rice is a Thai ancient food. We have it for a long time, more than 200 years, but to make it more interesting, I just put something that are more colorful and beautiful to the dish. So flower is the key. The flower is up to the season of flowers that we have. Today we have the purple one, you know, it’s butterfly pea flower. The yellow one is the cabbage flowers, and this one, the pink one, it’s called Mexican creeper.”
A: Cabbage flowers and butterfly pea flowers are familiar to Vietnamese people. What about Mexican creeper?
B: I never liked eating foods containing shrimp paste because of its smell, but that changed totally when I tried “Shrimp paste fried rice with flower salad”. Thai food is normally spicy, but you won’t find that taste in this dish.
A: I think this traditional dish is really simple to make at home. The explosion of color, texture, and flavor is absolutely stunning and is sure to please your family and friends.