Thailand for farang

Moo Manao

Moo manao is a sour, salty and spicy dish. It’s very refreshing on a hot day. Your at your first bite you’ll be thinking it’s not spicy at all, but than the fresh chillies kick in and you’ll feel it burn. I’m still not able to eat spicy at thai standards. But I love this dish so much I always order this dish less spicy or I make it myself. The best part about making the dish yourself is you can choose whatever vegetables you like. And it’s really easy and very tasty. I hope you’ll like it!

moo-manao-banner Klik hier voor het recept in het Nederlands. (Dutch version of the recipe.)


  • Pork
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumber
  • Carrot
  • Chinese cabbage
  • Lime
  • Cilantro
  • Fish sauce
  • Fresh chillies
  • Look


These are the vegetables that I’ve used. You can choose the vegetables which you like and determine the amount yourself. If you do not wish to use Chinese cabbage you can replace it with another leaf vegetable of your choice.

The amount of dressing you make depends on the amount of vegetables and pork. I leave the estimation up to you. I used 400 grams pork, 12 tablespoons lime, 6 tablespoons fish sauce and 2 chillies.


  1. Cut the pork into thin slices
  2. Wash the vegetables you chose and cut them into pieces of your choice
  3. Squeeze the lime
  4. Wash the coriander and chop it
  5. Chop the chilli and press the garlic very finely


Preparation method

  1. Mix the garlic, half the cilantro, lime and fish sauce (per tablespoon of lime add 1 tablespoon fish sauce)
  2. Cook the pork slices about 2 minutes until tender
  3. Mix half your dressing with the pork
  4. Place the vegetables in plates or a bowl. Place the pork on top of them, pour the remaining sauce over the vegetables and pork and put the remaining coriander on top of it.


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