Rat Na – Delicious Thai Chinese Noodle Dish

Today I had one of my favorite noodle dishes called rat na, in Thai usually pronounced as lat na (daily Thai language pronounce the r as a l) or gwai tiaw (noodle) lat na.  In rat na noodlescontrast to other noodle dishes, which are usually just offered at noodle stalls, this noodle dish is offered at almost every Thai restaurant. The dish consists of wide rice noodles, a meat, seafood, tofu or mushrooms and Chinese broccoli leaves (kha naa). The whole thing is cooked in a thick slimy sauce made of either manioc starch (man sapa lang), sticky rice starch or cornstarch plus added fish sauce, sugar and pepper. Like with every noodle dish in Thailand, there is a set of cups filled with chillies in vinegar, dried chillies and sugar, to add some additional ingredients as one wishes. I especially like to eat this dish when I have some digestive problems or stomach aches, as the thick slimy sauce is ideal to settle one’s stomach.

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