Thick Noodles in Brown Pork Soup in Thai, Gwat Jap Nam Khon
150 g. pork
500 g. pig ribs
300g. pig heart
150g. pig liver
300g. pig intestine
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 piece cinnamon
2 tbsp. instant Palo powder
3 tbsp. crushed garlic
1 tbsp. lightly crushed black pepper
9 crushed coriander roots
6 tbsp. light soy sauce
1/2 tbsp. black and sweet soy sauce
1 tsp. salt
3 boiled eggs
1 bar of chicken blood
1/2 cup sliced tofu
500 g. thick noodle
1/2 cup minced and fried garlic
1 cup sliced scallion and coriander
3 Chinese aniseeds
1 tbsp. corn flour
1. Clean the pork and pig’s parts very well and leave it drain in the basket.
2. Prepare the brown soup by add the sugar into the pot. Boil on low heat until the sugar get brown and starts to get a little bit burnt with bubbles.
3. After that, add water to half of the pot and wait until it’s boiling.
4. Add pork and pig’s part, Chinese aniseeds, cinnamon, instant Palo powder, black pepper, garlic and coriander root.
5. Wait until it is boiling again, don’t stir.
6. Now lower the heat, add light soy sauce, black and sweet soy sauce, salt.
7. Notice the bubbles on the surface, scoop and throw it away.
8. Boil with low heat for 1 hour. Remember not to stir in the pot. After that, remove the pig’s part and pork out. Then, cut it into a bite size.
9. Add boiled eggs (peeled first) into the soup, bar of chicken blood (cut into pieces first).
10. Add 2 cup of the soup into a different pot. Wait until it’s hot and throw the noodle in. Mix corn flour with cold water and add into the pot.
11. When the soup get thick, remove it from the stove. Pour it in a bowl and add pork, pig’s parts, fried garlic, sliced scallion and coriander. Cut boiled eggs into four pieces and drop it on top of the soup.
12. If you like clear soup, don’t add corn flour.
Today, I picked what I want to eat I wrote about it. Too bad I didn’t have chance to cook any food yet, or I will run to the kitchen and cook it right now. To everyone who is away from home (Thailand), I bet you miss this food.
The best Gwit Jab is in Ubon Ratchathani I assure you!! If you haven’t tried the one in Ubon Ratchathani, don’t give the first place to anywhere yet!!
Note from Vern: The pig parts (heart, liver, intestine, lungs) are optional of course…