4as a one-dish lunch (allow 115-175 g 4-6 oz of cooked beef per person)
By Sri Owen
Of all the Southeast Asian cuisines, I find Thai comes up with the most delicious salads, or at any rate the salads that appeal most to Western tastes. The two that are probably best known, both in the East and in the West, are this beef salad (yam neua) and the squid salad (yam pla muek). For this, I share the preference of the Thais for beef that is not too pink, so my choice is rump steak, or slices of roasted fore rib.