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Nam Tok Moo Recipe : Thai Pork Steak Salad

by jughandle

Nam Tok Moo Recipe or Thai Pork Steak Salad is the pork version of Nam Tok Neua which is beef.  Both are delicious, quick, and easy to make.  The key to all Thai recipes is to have the ingredients that are unique to Thai cooking on hand. – Jughandle

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Nam Tok Moo Recipe : Thai Pork Steak Salad

Nam Tok is so full of flavor it seems hard to make, but it's so easy! Try making this Thai Steak Salad today in your own kitchen! This dish is also known as Moo Nam Tok
Course Dinner, First Course, Lunch, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine Thai
Keywords Moo Nam Tok, Nam tok Moo, Thai Pork Salad
Protein pork
Cooking Method Boiled, Grilling
Hot/Cold Dish Hot
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Soak the Rice 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 40 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Author jughandle

What You Will Need:

Things You Will Need:
  • 3 Cup sweet Thai rice* - cooked
  • 1 pound Pork loin - boneless pork chops
  • 3 Tbsp lime juice - from 2-3 limes
  • 1 Tbsp rice powder - toasted
  • 2 tsp Thai roasted chili powder - more or less depending on spice preference
  • 1.5 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 1 Cup green onion - chopped to 1/4 inch pieces
  • 1 Cup Cilantro - Fresh leaves coarsely chopped, and stems minced
  • 3 shallots - thinly sliced
  • 1 Cup mint leaves - fresh leaves



  • Soak rice overnight, or for at least four hours. The less fresh your rice, the longer you have to soak it.
  • Cook the sticky rice using your preferred method while your meat is cooking. If it finishes cooking before your meat is done, make sure you keep it covered so it will stay sticky.
  • Salt and pepper your meat.
  • Grill the meat to your preferred doneness. I cook each side for 2-3 minutes for medium-well, and I always set my timer, so I don't forget about flipping it. With Pork it is always best to use an internal meat thermometer. Cook until you reach at least 140°F, it will then carry over to around 145°F. and you will be cooking it some more.
  • After it's cooked, let it rest for about 10 minutes. Then thinly slice it. Retain the juices from the meat.
  • Turn the burner to medium, add the sliced meat back into the pan along with water, lime juice, fish sauce, toasted rice powder and chili powder.
  • Mix and taste until you like the flavor. I like a stronger lime flavor, with the toasted rice powder, saltiness and chile heat following.
  • Once the sauce has thickened a bit, turn off the heat and add the shallots.
  • Mix until shallots have softened some. Then add in green onion, cilantro leaves and stems and mint.
  • Eat with the sticky rice, and use your fingers if you want to eat it super Thai redneck-style!


*You have to use Thai sweet rice to make sticky rice. You can't make Thai sticky rice with any other kind of rice. But if you can't find this rice at the Asian store, or specialty store, have no fear! Just make your favorite kind of rice to eat with your nam tok, and enjoy!


Nutrition Facts
Nam Tok Moo Recipe : Thai Pork Steak Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 706 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 71mg24%
Sodium 631mg27%
Potassium 806mg23%
Carbohydrates 123g41%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 1395IU28%
Vitamin C 14.3mg17%
Calcium 83mg8%
Iron 4.4mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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