Thai cuisine is popular in the Philippines for many reasons. There are similarities between both our flavors, particularly our fondness for acidity and sweetness, and sometimes, heat. It’s both accessible and foreign, and Thai food has a ton of delicious stuff to offer.
It’s always intimidating to try and cook a recipe that hails from a country that isn’t ours, even if we share all those similarities with Thai cuisine. What if there are ingredients that aren’t available? What if it doesn’t taste authentic?
This pomelo and prawn salad makes for a great starter recipe to the wealth of dishes from Thailand. All its components can be easily found in any grocery, and the methods are simple. The results are hard to screw up, especially if there’s an abundance of the dressing mixed into the fresh produce, and tender chicken and prawns.