Burmese Ginger Salad

Gin Throke

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The Nutmeg Trail

By Eleanor Ford

Published 2022

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The Burmese are master salad makers, combining both bold flavours and textures in unique and memorable ways. Make this once and you’ll find your mind keeps drifting back to it.

Fermented tea leaves form the basis of the country’s most celebrated salad, laphet throke, the earthy astringency of the tea offset with crunchy, umami-rich aromatics in a dish that gives an almost narcotic buzz. This gin thoke is related, but with ginger as the star instead. Many crunchy, nutty elements come