[thechat] Recipe: Laab Kai (Thai hot n' sour chicken salad)

javier velasco lists at mantruc.com
Tue Oct 8 08:44:01 CDT 2002

Bob Davis wrote:
> At 6:20 PM +0530 10/8/02, Madhu Menon wrote:
> >At 06:04 PM 08-10-02, Bob Davis wrote:
> >>You might have issues finding the
> >>huitlacoche (aka corn smut) outside Mexico.
> >
> >I don't even know how to *pronounce* that. ;)
> >
> >Corn "smut", eh? Wonder which genius thought of such a wonderful name. :p
> Weet-la-coach-ee

i'd say it's something like "quit-la-co-che" with a short 'e' at the end
not 'ee', and 'coch' not 'coach' sorry bob :)

cuit·la·co·che   Pronunciation Key  (kwtlä-kch) also huit·la·co·che
A bulbous black fungus (Ustilago maydis) that infects corn, producing
silvery, swollen, pebblelike kernels. The kernels have a smoky-sweet
flavor and are sometimes harvested and used in a variety of Mexican
dishes. Also called corn smut, maize mushroom, Mexican truffle.

i wonder how i could get something like that here....

madhu: bring on the recipes! :)

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