The freshest fish are worth the extra effort
Even though Bangkok isn't far from the coast, it may be a while between the time your fish is pulled from the sea and it reaches your table _ the solution is to go and meet the fishing boats yourself
Most people who like to cook set the goal of making each dish turn out as delicious as possible, and therefore place a lot of importance in using good ingredients _ fresh meat and produce, dried foods and condiments, and seasonings. All three of these elements are equally important, and finding the best of each is essential to good cooking.
CATCH OF THE DAY: Saltwater fish, including ‘pla kao daeng’, fresh from the sea.
A couple of weeks ago I discussed condiments such as kapi, nam pla, see iew (soya sauce), tao jio (a salty sauce with whole fermented soya beans), salted fish, dried fish and pla ra (fermented fish). This time I'd like to focus on fresh ingredients, including fish, pork and beef.
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