Goong Talai – A Treasured Thai Appetizer

Goong Talai at Praya Dining, Praya Palazzo

Street food has Goong Chae Nam Pla – raw, chilled white sea shrimps bathed in super spicy garlic, lime and chili sauce. And old-timer mansion served Goong Talai – raw, room-temperature white shrimps steeped in sweet and sour sauce made from pickled garlic and som sa (a type of aromatic lime). Not too spicy, a tad sweet and aromatic with the now rare som sa, Goong Talai – whose name derived from the fact that each shrimp is served in a tiny cup called tuay talai – was once a favorite appetizer in the old days since King Rama V. The celebrated dish is now revived and served daily at the Praya Dining, Praya Palazzo Hotel by the Chaopraya River.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s