|Kai Pad Ki Mao (drunkards Noodles & Chicken)|
There are a number of line of thought about ki mao dishes in Thailand. They are widely served as bar snacks, in much the same way that Spanish bars serve tapas (and serve to make you thirsty, when used for this purpose). Other dishes described in this way are eaten as a stomach liner before embarking on a serious nights drinking. Other such dishes are served by the patient wife of the wandering husband who cralws back hung over in the middle of the night only to realise that he has to get up for work before 5 the following morning!
I hadn't heard of a noodle "ki mao" dish, but when I discussed it with my wife, she came up with the following. As is often the case it could equally well be prepared with beef or pork.
If desired the tofu can be marinated in some dark soy to which a couple of sliced chilis are added.
The third of the noodles that have been chopped are fried in hot oil until crispy.
The remaining ingredients, except the pickled garlic, are stir fried in a medium hot wok until cooked through (if you want the sauce thickened add a little rice flour or corn starch) and then poured over the boiled noodles. The fried noodles and the pickled garlic are then added as a garnish.
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