La Phet Thote (Fermented Tea Salad)
|Laphet||5 Teaspoon (fermented tea leaves)|
|Garlic||2 Teaspoon (crispy fried)|
|Crispy fried yellow beans||2 Teaspoon|
|Roasted peanuts||2 Teaspoon|
|Sesame seeds||1 Teaspoon (toasted)|
|Chopped tomato||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Chopped cabbage||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Dried prawns||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Peeled garlic||1 Tablespoon|
|Green chili||1 Tablespoon|
|Lime juice||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Peanut oil||3 Teaspoon|
First, put laphet (fermented tea leaves) into a bowl. If you want your laphet to be spicy, pound la-phet and green chili together in a mortar. It'll became a paste. Pour 3 teaspoons of peanut oil. Leave it for awhile so that laphet can soak up the oil.
Put in crispy fried garlic, crispy fried yellow beans, roasted peanuts and sesame seeds in the bowl. Mix them together. You can also add chopped tomato, chopped cabbage, dried prawns, peeled garlic and green chili as you like.
Put 1/2 teaspoon of limejuice, and some fish sauce to your liking.
Some people don't like mixed laphet thote. So what you can do is put crispy fried garlic, fried yellow beans, roasted peanuts and salad separately in a flat dish. Mix laphet and oil together (adding lime juice and salt as seasoning) and put them in the plate. The eater can take a little bit of each with his spoon and leave out the parts that he doesn't like.