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Must-eat in Thailand: Por Pia Tord

One dish that you must eat when you are in Thailand is Por Pia Tord, which is the Thai version of fried spring rolls. Spring rolls are synonymous with Asian food and variations are commonly found in China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Laos, Singapore and of course Thailand.

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Por Pia Tord can be both a delectable appetiser to accompany a spicy Thai meal or a quick snack sold on the streets by hawkers. They are made by wrapping a delicious filling of meat, prawns, vegetables and rice noodles in a thin pastry and deep frying it. This results in the outer pastry being crispy and the filling inside being succulent. But, if meat or seafood is not your thing, vegetarian versions are also readily available.

If you can’t wait for your next visit to Thailand to try these crispy delights, why not make them at home following our easy recipe for Prawn Rolls. For a vegetarian version why not try replacing the mince chicken with minced Shiitake mushrooms, prawns with strips of hard tofu and fish sauce with light soy sauce.

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