Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Yum Koon Chiang ยำกุนเชียง Chinese Sausage Salad


This is a very easy but tasty Thai salad that I make whenever I'm craving for Thai food. Koon chiang meaning Chinese sausage in Thai is quite a popular ingredient in Thai cooking thanks to the sizable Chinese populations there. Very few ingredients are needed for this simple salad so you'll be able to whip this up very quickly next time you crave for something Thai. Less is more? Absolutely!
P.S A perfect beer snack in the sunny garden!

serves 4 as part of a Thai meal
you'll need;
3 lebanese cucumbers, sliced
2 shallots, sliced
4 Chinese sausages, sliced and fried til brown
5 chilies, sliced
2 tbs of fish sauce
juice of one lime
2tbs castor sugar
dash of dark soy (optional but it makes the flavour more complex)
sprigs of coriander leaves
2 spring onions, sliced

Slice Chinese sausages and fry in a pan with a little oil til brown.

Place everything in a bowl.

Just before serving, add fish sauce, lime juice, sugar and dark soy.

Mix well and enjoy!!

36 comments:

  1. I can make this right now!! Thanks for another wonderful recipe.
    Very nice as a beer snack indeed!

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  2. Oh I am definitely going back to Thai food!
    Green curry with rockling and calamari salad tonight, wish me luck!

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  3. yum..this looks like a great salad with the chinese sausage.

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  4. 哎哟!又有好吃的泰国料理,还有吗? This fat housefly loves Thai food too !

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  5. อร่อย มาก! ชอบ มาก!

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  6. KL girl in MELB,
    Thanks and please do it right now, still pretty sunny outside!

    love to eat,
    Good choice!
    Oh really!? Can I come for dinner?

    Ravenous Couple,
    Thanks! Try it soon!

    Pearlyn,
    又吃完了,以後會做多一點!
    Fat? You must be joking :)

    muu,
    ขอบคุณ มาก ผม ชอบ มาก เกินไป!

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  7. Another delicious Thai salad! I've never heard of Chinese sausage being used in Thai salad, it sure looks inviting though.
    We made the calamari and pork salad for lunch today, it was very delicious despite looking half as good as yours :)
    Thank you!

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  8. With all these colours, it's so gorgeous
    But I am sorry, here, in France, it's about -3° and I prefer eat soups !

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  9. Sounds very flavoursome, and it's great that it's so quick!

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  10. 用臘腸來做泰式沙拉,很有新鮮感呀!一定要嘗試嘗試!

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  11. Mary,
    Thank you, this is quite a common dish really :)
    I;m glad to know you tried the recipe and it worked out well.
    You are welcome!

    chapot,
    Thanks you!
    Oh that's cold, keep warm there!

    Arwen from Hoglet K ,
    Yeah quick, easy and delicious!

    大肥,
    謝謝!一定要試試,要讓我知道ok?

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  12. Une salade bien colorée et bien croquante pour un climat chaud.
    Je note ta recette pour les beaux jours.
    A bientôt.

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  13. magnifique salade avec toutes ses couleurs
    à noter
    bonne journée

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  14. Harriet from CarltonJanuary 7, 2010 at 12:14 AM

    Now that is another way of using up my Chinese sausages :)
    Great simple salad!

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  15. No doubt, this is absolutely something irresistible! Love the combo and simple flavouring. Kudos!

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  16. Chinese sausage in a Thai salad, very interesting! Can imagine this being a good beer food.

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  17. even your simple salads look so gourmet love it

    you need to have a little helper like mine one day!!!

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  18. Saveurs et Gourmandises,
    merci beaucoup!
    vous devez essayer quand le temps est plus chaud. Rester au chaud!

    Aux délices des gourmets ,
    merci bien!
    laissez-moi savoir quand vous l'essayez!

    Harriet,
    Absolutely! double the quantity too :)
    Thanks!

    My Little Space,
    Thank you! Do try :)

    Anonymous,
    Oh this is a very common dish, now you do know!

    Rebecca,
    Oh thank you!
    Would love a little helper like yours :)

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  19. This looks delicious and so simple too. I think I can manage haha!

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  20. Great idea adding Chinese sausages to salad! Makes veg more inviting.

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  21. Never tried sausage with salad, rather unusual, but it sure looks good!

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  22. My ex girlfriend's mother made this for me once, it was great!
    Great with beer, u r dead right!!

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  23. Love, love that dish!! Love your fresh veggies!!Your pics are absolutely great!! Lovely presentation you make!
    hugs hugs
    φιλια!!!!!χχχ

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  24. Anncoo,
    Very! haha!

    Pham,
    Absolutely! I started making this when I was 10 :)

    pigpigscorner,
    Thanks! It makes everything rather inviting I think hehe

    Cheah,
    You must try, this is a very common everyday dish in Thailand.

    Mike,
    Now you know how to make it yourself :)
    I have decided all Thai salads are perfect with beer!

    Betty,
    σε ευχαριστώ! You must try on hotter days :)
    φιλιά xxx

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  25. Wow, nice salad, never used the Chinese sausage to make salad...great idea...looks absolutely yummie!

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  26. Great click. Wish to taste some.nice salad!!

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  27. wow..that is quick and easy..Looks delicious..

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  28. I really like that Thai salad.The sausage and the spicy peppers really add a "kick" to this simple salad. This is the kind of salad that I need to be eating at lunch time.

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  29. Juliana,
    Thank you, must give it a try ok?

    kothiyavunu,
    Thank you, it is so simple so have a try at making it.

    Gulmohar,
    Thanks! it is one of my quick and easy standby recipe :)

    Velva,
    Thank you :) This is that sort of guilt free lunch we can enjoy!

    Cumi & Ciki,
    Haha thanks! This is just a everyday dish.

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  30. Another Yummy dish. I love all the Yum. Yum koon chiang is perfect with cucumber. It tones down the heat a bit. Love the sweet and salty taste of the koon chiang too.

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  31. First time here, I love your blog very much. So many Thai dishes that I grew up with :)
    Khop khun kahrap!

    Mai

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  32. Haha I can make this right away, great with beer? I think so too!
    Cheers mate!

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  33. CheapAppetite ,
    Thank you! Me too, can't get enough of yummy yum!

    Mai,
    Thank you very much! please visit more often.
    Mai bpen rai khrap!

    fitzboy,
    Haha! so u should! :)

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  34. just got a new picnic non basket tote! this going to be part of the parks menu!
    Thank you! Fantastic Blog

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