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| Grandmas are the best cooks! Boonlom, a 69-year-old grandmother of young Mai (in the photo between the speakers), spent all her life in Bangkok—and she considers herself the best cook in her neighborhood. Until a few years ago, she ran a small street restaurant, the kind you find everywhere around Southeast Asia, where people eat simple dishes, standing or sitting on stalls on street corners. Her restaurant is run now by one of her daughters, who has changed it slightly: in what once functioned as their garage, her daughter has arranged four square tables and customers finally can eat properly. The average cost of a full meal at her restaurant rarely goes beyond two dollars! Here's a typical recipe:
Kai Yat Sai (stuffed omelette)
Ingredients for two: 100 gr minced pork; 3 eggs; seed oil; soya sauce; fish sauce; salt and pepper; sugar; two tomatoes; one white onion; 5 baby corns; and a small bowl of steamed rice.
For the Filling: Mince pork, chop the onion and baby corn, dice the tomatoes.
In a wok, use a spoon of seed oil and heat until the oil is hot, add pork, and cook for one minute. Add a spoon of soya sauce.
Heat for one more minute, and add the onion, tomatoes, corn, a spoonful of sugar, and one of fish sauce. Saute for 3 minutes.
For the omelette: Whisk eggs with a pinch of salt. Heat oil in the wok, draining it to leave just a film. Pour in the eggs, and heat for just over a minute, moving the wok in a circular motion to create a thin, large omelette. Place the filling in its center and wrap the omelette around it. Cook the omelette for one more minute, turning it a couple of times. The dish is ready to be
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