Here we are again, a classic Thai dish with a name of dubious origin and meaning. Just a few weeks ago, we dealt with Son-in-Law Eggs. Now this. Is it Tiger's Tear? Tiger Cry? Crying Tiger? Weeping Tiger? Why Tiger? Why cry? We'll let the animal mourn in its own way while we enjoy this classic grilled beef dish.
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This smoky, spicy, assertive dipping sauce goes very well with grilled meats. Hold the thick, cloying marinade or sauce; marinate your choice of meat as simply as you can; then grill (or pan-fry) it and serve it with this regional dip. Warm Thai sticky rice on the side sure won't hurt.
This smoky, salty and sour dipping sauce goes well with all kinds of meat that have been barely seasoned and not covered with sauce. Try this with grilled chicken (marinated in not much more than some fish sauce and a bit of sugar) and steamed Thai sticky rice.
Rice meal is rice is that has been toasted and ground-up. The dish Fen Zheng Rou, or steamed meat with rice powder, consists of some fatty meat marinated in a combination of Sichuanese spicy bean paste, soy sauce, and rice wine, which is then coated in a thick layer of the toasted rice powder.