This Thai salad, known as a Yum in Thai, is made with Moo Yaw, a Thai Pork Sausage. Do not be fooled by the name Thai Salad. Our Yum Moo Yaw Thai salad recipe is very spicy. In general, a Thai salad or Yum is among the spiciest of Thai foods with more flavour per bite than most other Thai dishes. The Thai pork sausage, Moo Yaw, has a much higher pork content than most Western sausage. Many of the districts in Thailand have their own “special recipe” which they all claim to be the best. Moo Yaw is always sold pre-cooked.


Ingredients for Thai Salad, Yum Moo Yaw

250grm Moo Yaw Pork Sausage, sliced. (If you cannot find this, try substituting Luncheon Meat or similar)
1 Large Onion, sliced
2 Spring Onions (Scallions) cut into 1 inch pieces
1 Stem Chinese Celery cut into 1 inch pieces (Western Celery may be used if you cannot find Chinese Celery)
1 Large Tomato sliced or cut into small wedges.
4-6 Prik Kee Noo Chillies, finely chopped (Prik Kee Noo are very small and the hottest of all Thai Chillies. Any hot Chili Pepper may be substituted)
1/2 Small Cucumber, sliced
Salad Leaves

2 Tsp Fish Sauce
2 Tsp Light Soy Sauce
2 Tsp MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) Sugar may be substituted if preferred
1 Tbsp Lime Juice


Put all the ingredients, except the salad leaves, into a large bowl and mix well.
Adjust to Taste
Decorate a large plate with the salad leaves and put the contents of the bowl onto the plate. Garnish with a few Chinese Celery leaves and serve.

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