Peanuts, often called groundnuts in Asia, are an essential ingredient in the Southeast Asian Pantry!
You may find peanuts tossed into a Chinese stir-fry, crushed into a Thai Papaya Salad, sprinkled on top of Malaysian Coconut Rice, or even pounded into and sprinkled on top of a Vietnamese Peanut Sauce. Most traditional kitchens that would be preparing these dishes do not have ovens. They would use a wok to bring out that deep nut flavor.
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