nam prik

Pronunciation: [nahm PRIHK]

Thailand's counterpart to sambal, nam prik is a general term for various condiments and sauces used to accompany a variety of foods including fish, rice and vegetables. The ingredients used vary from region to region and can include chiles, garlic, dried fish, trasi, tamarind concentrate, fruit (such as green mango) and nuts.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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