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Super Yummy – Dancing Shrimp Salad (Yum Kung Ten)

Yum Kung Ten

A Truly Scrumptious Strange Food – Yum Kung Ten

The Dancing Shrimp Salad or Yum Kung Ten is considered strange in the eyes of a tourist-but is truly scrumptious. Featured from Laos, they believe that  shrimps and prawns are important types of seafood that are consumed worldwide. Yum Kung Ten is made from live small shrimp  mixed with some vegetables such as fresh green beans, young banana flower, mint leaves, lemon juice, fish sauce etc. Yum Kung Ten is popular in Laos and also in Thailand, and is usually consumed with alcohol such as cold beer. Yum Kung Ten is easy to find at street food stalls. If you happen to come to Thailand, you should try strange foods like Yum Kung Ten! Have it with a cold beer, you’ll love it!
Ingredients :
1 cup small (live) freshwater shrimp
5 cloves garlic (sliced)
2 lemongrasses (sliced thinly)
1/2 cup peppermint
2 tablespoons sliced scallion
1 tablespoons sliced coriander
2 tablespoons sliced red onion
2 tablespoons roasted uncooked rice
2 teaspoons dried pepper powder
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons fish sauce

Cooking Instructions:
- Clean freshwater shrimp very well.
- Mix dried pepper powder, garlic, lemon juice, lemongrass, fish sauce, roasted uncooked rice together.
- Add scallion, coriander, peppermint and red onion in the mixed sauce.
- Now, put sauce and freshwater shrimp in a big bowl. Put a plate over top and shake it to make it mix well.
- Lemon juice can be added more if you like sour food.

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