Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Candied Ginger

A great mouth freshener after eating Burmese or any food. Tidbits of ginger cooked in a simple syrup, dried on a rack and then tossed in granulated sugar, this finger-food is very easy to make at home.

Burmese Ginger Salad

Set Hna Myo Gin Thoke
12 Ingredient Ginger Salad
A refreshing salad made from julienned strips of ginger, along with 12 other ingredients.  All the fresh ingredients are cut in the same size and shape. If fried onions and garlic are not available in your area, you will have to take the time to slice and fry them yourself.  The shrimp floss is made by pounding dried shrimp until they turn to a powdery floss. I make my own garlic-onion-chili oil by filling a bottle with a cup of fried garlic and onions & 2 Tbsp. red chili flakes and pouring hot Crisco oil to fill the bottle.  Allow the oil to cool a little before pouring in the bottle so the bottle doesn't crack from the heat. Store at room temperature for an indefinite period of time.