Raw and Cooked Vegetable Plate

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By Naomi Duguid

Published 2012

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The raw and parboiled vegetables that accompany every lunchtime rice meal in Burma are a kind of resting place, allowing for a pause in a meal of sometimes intense flavors. They can be eaten on their own or with a condiment or relish.

Set out a plate of raw and cooked vegetables whenever you serve a meal with complex or spicy flavors. You don’t need to put out a dipping sauce or relish, but if you put out one or two, they do give your guests another layer of flavor and choice. (Don’