Nam Tok Beans (Adapted from Kin Khao)


Serves 6



This recipe is adapted from Kin Khao a Michelin Star Restaurant in San Francisco

I seriously dream about their food! When  their restaurant was temporarily closed during covid, I had to make do and try to recreate one of my favorite dishes.

  1. Rinse all beans.
  2. In a large pot add 1 tablespoon of oil over medium heat and add the beans.
  3. Lightly toast the beans for 3 to 5 minutes. Add water up to two inches from the bottom of the pan and bring to a heavy boil. After it comes to a boil lower the heat to a simmer for 2 hours. Keep adding in 1 cup of water until beans are soft. Add salt and mix well.
  4. In a large cast iron or skillet add vegetable oil over medium heat for 3 minutes. Add in a spoonful of beans and fry for 3 minutes until crispy. Set crispy beans aside in a large bowl. Repeat until all beans are fried.
  5. Slice shallots and add to a pan over medium heat with 1 teaspoon of oil. Saute until lightly golden brown (about 2 to 3 minutes). Add juice of 4 limes, chopped cilantro, chopped mint, chopped green onions shallots, and chili oil to the beans. Taste and add salt and pepper to your desired taste. Add more lime juice and chili oil if desired.
  6. Add beans to lettuce cup and enjoy 🙂


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