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Smoked Shrimp Chili Dip: Kan Eang’s Delicious Flavors

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Story of Smoked Shrimp Chili Dip

This would be the best dish for all spicy lovers. Smoked Shrimp Chili Dip is called “Nam Prik Goong Siab” (น้ำพริกกุ้งเสียบ) in Thai. It is an original and traditional menu of Southern Thailand where shrimp is abundant. It is a crucial dish in every household in Southern Thailand.  It is also one of the signature dishes at Kan Eang.

Shrimp paste, also known as Shrimp Dip, is a method of food preservation popular among southerners who live near the sea and have a lot of shrimp. They take unpeeled shrimp and put them on skewers, grill them over low heat, and smoke them until the water in the shrimp dries out. Smoking dried shrimp adds a subtle smokiness that enhances the overall flavor profile. This also allows them to be stored for a long time. 

This smoked shrimp can be used in a variety of dishes. Still, the most popular is chili dip, which has a taste and ingredients that are not different from chili dip in the central region, which are sour, salty, and sweet, but Southerners tend to eat them spicier.

Smoked Shrimp Chili Dip story

A Taste of Tradition

For those unfamiliar with Southern Thai cuisine, Smoked Shrimp Chili Dip (น้ำพริกกุ้งเสียบ) provides a perfect introduction to the southern’s rich flavors. You will feel the crispy texture of shrimp while eating smoked shrimp chili dip. It’s spicy, and sour, and has a good smell of shrimp paste, which goes well with the crispy shrimp paste. The spiciness of the chilies, the smokiness of the shrimp, and the tanginess of the lime combine in a harmonic burst of flavor. It is a meal that exhibits southern Thailand’s rich culinary tradition while also demonstrating the people’s creativity and resourcefulness of seafood.

Smoked Shrimp Chili Dip is a versatile accompaniment that pairs well with any dish, but it shines especially with steamed rice, giving it a well-rounded taste with the fragrance of spices. Some even enjoy it with crispy fish or boiled eggs, adding more textures and flavors to the dining experience. Smoked Shrimp chili dip also stimulates the appetite. So, if you feel like losing your appetite, you should try Smoked Shrimp Chili Dip. 

Smoked Shrimp Chili Dip taste

Health Benefits

Smoking or grilling does not reduce the protein in the food. Dried shrimp therefore has protein and, with the shell, also provides high calcium. Ingredients in the chili dip such as garlic help reduce cholesterol. Shallots provide freshness and kill bacteria. Another crucial thing is the fresh vegetables that are eaten together, or what southern people call a vegetable tray because it has fresh local vegetables that are high in vitamins and nutrients.

How to be Prepared? 

To create this delightful dish, we start by selecting the freshest prawns or shrimps from local fishermen, ensuring top quality and flavor. The dish is expertly seasoned to achieve a perfect balance of spicy, salty, and aromatic flavors that are truly mouth-watering. The preparation involves adding chili, garlic, brown sugar, and freshly squeezed lemon juice, allowing you to adjust the taste to your preference.

These ingredients are pounded together in a mortar and pestle, releasing their aromatic oils and creating a paste that’s both spicy and tangy. This dish is served with fresh smoked shrimp and seasonal organic vegetables, such as cucumber and long beans. The vegetables not only complement the dish but also help in balancing the intensity of the spices and relax your stomach.

Smoked Shrimp Chili Dip souvenir

Kan Eang’s Essence

Kan Eang’s Smoked Shrimp Chili Dip has a unique taste and fragrance as we use the freshest shrimp and chili. We choose only quality ingredients and take care every step of the production to give the customers quality meals. It’s one of the traditional Phuket menus that you can’t miss. 

Kan Eang also sells this menu as a takeaway-sized jar as a souvenir allowing you to eat it conveniently anytime and anywhere you want. If you want to eat it for long, make sure the cup is well sealed to keep air out. 

Come to Kan Eang to explore the authentic taste of Southern Thailand and fresh seafood. With our commitment to quality and the best dining experience, we always welcome you to get the culinary adventure you will remember forever.