Friday, May 21, 2010

Yum Pla Krapong ยำปลากระป๋อง Canned Fish Salad

Yum pla krapong can be directly translated as "salad (tossed) of canned fish" so any type of canned fish can be prepared the same way. This might sound a little weird to some of you but I promise this is a very delicious salad, the best thing is there is no cooking involved. A wonderful standby dish on rainy days as long as you are a fan of canned sardines. Serve this as a beer snack or as part of a Thai meal with plenty of steamed rice.

P.S As I continue to celebrate the beautiful food of Thailand, the country was brought to its knees. To my concerned friends, my family and love ones are safe and sound despite the disruptions they face in their daily lives so thank you. The peace loving Thais are a resilient bunch; the angel will return to "the city of angel" and smiles will return to "the land of thousand smiles", meanwhile I am mourning with the nation.

serves 4 as part of a Thai meal
you'll need;
1 can of sardine (or mackeral) in tomato sauce, drained and flaked (reserve the sauce for dressing*)
3 shallots, sliced
2 spring onions, sliced
1/2 cup of coriander leaves
1 red chili, sliced
1 tomato, sliced

for the dressing;
4 tbs of reserved tomato sauce*
juice of 1 lime
2 tbs of dried chili flakes
1 tbs of black pepper
dash of fish sauce
combine everything well, check for seasonings and adjust the taste to your liking.

work in progress....

Have all the ingredients ready, make the dressing.

Mix everything in a large bowl.

Place salad on a plate of lettuce and serve as part of a Thai meal. 


  1. Thanks for another great Thai recipe..this is new to me as I have never associated canned sardines with Thai food!
    Glad to know your folks are ok!

  2. I love sardines in tomato sauce and this looks so simple too!
    Glad your family is fine!

  3. Hmmm...yumm... delicious salad! Glad your family is fine back home.
    Have a fabulous weekend!
    Cheers, Kristy

  4. ohh my...I like fresh vegetables & salad..thai people suka sayur-sayuran sebab tu kulit mereka sangat cantik:)

  5. 家人沒事就好。很開胃的一道小菜呀!

  6. Wooowww...delicioso!!!
    ¿Me invitas?

  7. You are on fire again with your Thai cooking buddy! We are glad to hear your love ones are ok, must be awful being there at the moment!

  8. salam tummy..lagi satu lagi kerabu siam..makcik suka semua yg tummy share..tqvvm..looking for more ..

  9. I am going to try this one, coz 1st I love canned sardines, 2nd I am lazy to cook, hahahaha

  10. This is very beautiful fish salad...mmm. I can eat a VERY BIG bowl!! :D I guess you will reconsider whether you will ever want to invite me...LOL

  11. I do the same sort of salad with tuna fish, never tried with sardines, will try..

  12. wor, this salad look so appetizing ! so coincidence, i also made salad today, but mine is cucumber and pineapple salad.

  13. This is good when I ran out of and good

  14. A very quick and yet very delicious althernative to make seafood salad.

  15. Im not a big fan of sardines in tomato sauce but I have to admit that that dish looks really tempting. I wld definitely try it...I think the coriander makes the dish no?.u have the most delicious recipes! i know ive said that a million times but the fact is you do.

  16. Seems you've gone all Thai again this week!! YAYYY!!!

  17. Wow - canned sardines as part of a Thai meal. You do know your way around that exquisite cuisine. I taste every time I come here. So rich.

  18. This is a great dish!!! I love sardines Colombia we eat them on top of white rice....delicious.

  19. This looks like a great way to have sardines. I needed a good way to eat them other than just with crackers! Yummy!

  20. I'm glad to know your family is safe...I'm not a sardine person, but the salad looks great.

  21. Adpoly receipe, looks very tempting dear.

  22. A beautiful and delicious salad!

  23. une salade simple mais tellement savoureuse, j'aime beaucoup
    bonne soirée

  24. Said, me alegra que tu familia esté bien.
    La ensalada tiene un aspecto rico, rico.

  25. Colourful and healthy salad. First time here in your blog, looks amazing. Happy to follow you.

  26. darren,
    Thank you! I am glad you like it!

    Thank you very much!

    Thank you very much :) you too!

    makcikmanggis ,
    Haha makcik kan makan banyak ulam jugak :)


    gracias, no hay problema!

    Thank you very much my friend! :)

    mohdandmeriam ,
    Terima makcik..banyak lagi ni!

    I am so glad to hear that...not the lazy part though.

    Thank you! Anytime Mary! :)

    Oh you must give it a try next!

    Oh I love cucumber and pineapple salad too. :)

    Absolutely :)

    It is a quick and easy way indeed! :)

    Oh thank you very much..You have just made my day :) I have so much to learn from you!

    msihua ,
    Haha yes! :)

    Thank you very much! Just very simple dishes I had tried or learnt :)
    I am glad you like it!

    Erica ,
    Thank you! We eat this with white rice too!

    Haha can still eat this with crackers ;)

    Thank you very much my friend..yes sardine is something you either like or hate ;)

    Jay ,
    Thank you very much!

    5 Star Foodie ,
    Thank you very much!

    Merci beaucoup!

    kesito ,
    Gracias por su interés:)
    debes intentarlo pronto. besos

    Umm Mymoonah,
    Thank you very much! :)

  27. Harriet from CarltonMay 22, 2010 at 12:05 PM

    Oh I didn't realise you have put up another post :)
    I do have a few cans of maackeral in tomato sauce, might use that for this!

  28. ฉันรู้สึกเศร้ามากเกินไป

  29. That is a gorgeous salad. And this time of year nothing is better than that.
    How could I miss that one?
    B xx

  30. Nice blog, but one thing though...your Thai alphabets there is not for canned fish salad, it stand for Seabass Salad...

    Pla Kapong with the different tone is become canned case you want to set the record straight...


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