Mi Gati – Noodle and Sweet Curry
1/2 cup noodle
1/2 cup minced pork
1/3 cup minced tofu
2 cup thick coconut milk
1/2 cup fresh bean sprouts
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
3 tbsp. finely cut red onion
1/4 cup fermented soybean
2 tbsp. concentrated tamarind juice
2 tbsp. sugar
2 group coriander
2 tbsp. red chili powder
2 sliced chili pepper
4 pieces lemon
3 of edible inflorescence of a banana plant (sliced)
1 group garlic-like vegetable (cut 1 inch)
1. Cook the noodle in boiling water. Make sure the water is boiling before you drop the noodle in.
2. Cook an omelet. Make it as thin as possible. Roll and slice it into small pieces.
3. Add coconut milk in the pan. Use medium heat and wait until it is boiling.
4. Add minced pork, tofu, fermented soybean, sugar and tamarind juice, then mix everything well. Cook for 10 minutes.
5. Add sliced omelet and chili powder.
6. When you serve, pour the soup over the cooked noodle. Place garlic-like vegetable, edible inflorescence of a banana plant, bean sprouts, coriander and lemon on a side.
Edible inflorescence of a banana, do you know this one? It is banana flowers with purple color. When you cut it, you will see a very small pistil inside. Peel off the purple petals and clean it very well. When you cut it, the edge will get black. So, to keep it white you should slice it and throw in a bowl of water mix with 1 tbsp. lemon juice.
I don’t know if you have banana tree in your garden or not. We have one back at home and my grandma’s house. Thai people use every parts of the banana tree. We eat the banana, its flowers, spindle of its tree, use leaves to wrap the food and toys. Most people who live in rural area have it planted at there back yard. When we cut down 1 banana tree, we make profit from all parts. Also, people who practiced Thai boxing in the past time, they kicked and punched the whole banana tree down. It worked as a sand bag.
I did kick it one time and I hurt my shin so bad.