Monday, July 01, 2013

Spicy Shrimp Balls Cooked with Cilantro Stems

Quick Stir-Fried Shrimp Balls 
Cooked in the Burmese Style

Burmese Sour & Spicy Meatball Stew

Burmese Dry Balachaung - Dried Shrimp Condiment

Dry Balachaung

Balachaung on Buttered Toast
My all-time favourite snack
This popular condiment is served as a part of any Burmese meal.  It imparts an "umami" flavour when sprinkled over buttered toast, plain rice & butter, lentils, et al. 

Make sure to open all the doors and windows in your home to expel the aroma of roasting dried shrimp, which to me is wonderful but to those who didn't grow up with it, is abhorrent!