The first time I tasted these little savoury snacks was a revelation and they have rapidly become a personal favourite of mine. They aren’t served everywhere, but if you find a Thai restaurant that does dim-sum type dishes, kuay thiao lord are likely to be on the menu too. These steamed noodle rolls are great by themselves as a light breakfast or even better as part of a more substantial lunch with other dim-sum dishes like khanom jeeb (Thai-style dumplings) or salapao steamed buns.
Rice noodle dough is spread thinly into a sheet and then sprinkled with a variety of fillings which usually includes small dried shrimps and a selection of vegetables. Boiled pork may also be included, although this will depend on the individual vendor or restaurant. They are then rolled and steamed before being cut into smaller rolls (or bite-size squares similar to ravioli) and served with bean-sprouts, fried garlic and a dark soy sauce. Aroy mak ma!
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