Posted on February 10, 2012 by Charles Parson
Categories : Thai Cuisine
One of my favorite Thai restaurants in the US is the Siamese Princess in West LA. Every time I am in LA I head for at least one meal at this lovely restaurant. I think Victor has two cookbooks out now.
Speaking of Thai and Asian foods and influences, Jamie Oliver of the UK who just started a BBC series on foodTV is very adept at tasty Asian style food. It’s on Saturday nights and worth a look for sure.
Recipe By : Victor Sodsook’s “I Love Thai Food” (1989)
1 tablespoon ground white pepper
10 small shallots — thinly sliced
1 tablespoon shrimp paste
1/2 cup dried shrimp — small or tiny
16 ounces chicken broth
2 tablespoons fish sauce — (Nam Pla)
1 teaspoon white sugar
1 1/2 cups broccoli tips
OR one Italian squash
In a food processor or a blender add all of the ingredients except for the chicken broth and the broccoli. Blend until a paste is formed (you may want to add a teaspoon of water if the paste looks to thick). Set the paste aside.
In a large pot add the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Now add in the paste and the broccoli. Cook for 3 minutes on medium heat. Remove the soup from the heat and pour into individual soup bowls. Serve hot.
Notes: KANG LING PAK The trick is to made a peppery paste that will dissolve in heated broth and serve at once.
Victor Sodsook, owner, Siamese Princess Restaurant is located in West Los Angeles, CA. Victor opened the restaurant in 1976 with his partner Chris Chapman.