La Phet Thote (Pickled Tea Leaves Salad)

  • 5 teaspoons laphet (fermented tea leaves) 
  • 2 teaspoons crispy fried garlic 
  • 2 teaspoons crispy fried yellow beans 
  • 2 teaspoons roasted peanuts 
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds 

Extra Ingredients: 
  • Chopped Tomato 
  • Chopped Cabbage 
  • Dried Prawns 
  • Peeled Garlic 
  • Green chili 

Dressing: 1/2 teaspoon limejuice 3 teaspoons peanut oil

  1. First, put laphet (fermented tea leaves) into a bowl. If you want your laphet to be spicy, pound la-phet and green chili together in a mortar. It'll became a paste. 
  2. Pour 3 teaspoons of peanut oil. Leave it for awhile so that laphet can soak up the oil. 
  3. Put in crispy fried garlic, crispy fried yellow beans, roasted peanuts and sesame seeds in the bowl. 
  4. Mix them together. You can also add chopped tomato, chopped cabbage, dried prawns, peeled garlic and green chili as you like. 
  5. Put 1/2 teaspoon of limejuice, and some soysauce to your liking. 

(Alternative) :
Some people don't like mixed laphet thote. 
  1. crispy fried garlic, fried yellow beans, roasted peanuts and salad separately in a flat dish. 
  2. Mix laphet and oil together (adding lime juice and salt as seasoning) and put them in the plate. 
  3. The eater can take a little bit of each with his spoon and leave out the parts that they don't like.