Sunday, January 13, 2008
Snack a Day 2008, Snack #13: Nua daet diao
Uh-oh. Snack a day is very quickly turning into "meat a day." Sorry about that. Trouble is, street meats are a common snack, I failed to blog about them previously, and a snack is a snack. Today I bring you nua daet diao. Nua dat diao is beef that has been sun dried, then cooked before being served. Today, it was grilled, although it can taste rather fried in restaurants. Regardless, this dish is often casually referred to as "beef jerky" by foreigners and in English language menus, but that's not entirely accurate. Nua daet diao is only partially dried whereas beef jerky is completely dried. Not a huge difference but one worth mentioning as it might seem strange to see beef jerky offered in a Thai restaurant.
Two sticks of chewy beef make an excellent beer snack.