The Thai have a huge collection of Nam Phriks in their recipe memories. Something in the order of 200 to 400. Many are relatively unknown but each family would call on at least a dozen of them randomly and one or two of these would be served pretty well with each meal. They are used as dips, as wet condiments as flavourants for sauces and dishes. It isn't correct to call them a dip, a dip is just one of their uses. For example the green curry paste  is called Nam Phrik Kaeng Keow Wan, and by ...
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