Exotic Cuisine in Thailand Mok Huak (Developing Frog Tadpoles)

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Exotic Cuisine in Thailand Mok Huak (Developing Frog Tadpoles)
Exotic Cuisine in Thailand Mok Huak (Developing Frog Tadpoles)

Mok huak is made of developing tad poles and fermented fish. Forget frog legs or the idea that these little tadpoles are cute, they’ve already started growing legs. Nevertheless, they’re packed with nutrients and a unique flavour some find irresistible. Chefs who prepare this dish only want developing frog tadpoles or pollywogs but not a complete frogs. This food is usually served with fermented fish sauce which is known as Pla Raa in Thai. It is delicious for some Thai but awkward for foreigners. Muak Huak is originated from Isaan, North East of Thailand. Throughout Thailand you can order this food. It is not really cheap compared to some other exotic food in Thailand as it is only available in the rainy season months. Muak Huak is mixed up with lemongrass, chilies, dill, seasonings, sweet basil and herbs in a bowl. It is then wrapped with banana leafs and grilled with charcoal. It is usually eaten together with sticky rice (khao niao). Developing frog or tadpoles taste like chicken nuggets (apparently!) because they are boneless.

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