As soon as the weather starts to get warm, I get a craving for salad. But I don’t want just any salad; I want a Thai beef salad called Yum Neua Yang Nam Tok. I confess, I’ve based my rating of more than one Thai restaurant solely on how well they balance the flavors in this salad.
Nam tok translates as waterfall, and I’ve heard the name refers to the beads of moisture that rises to the surface of the grilled beef as nears the perfect cooking temperature. Unfortunately, I always remember the story after I’m done grilling the meat. I guess I’m just too eager to eat it!