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okra

okra

description Also known as ladyfinger, choose firm, brightly coloured green pods no longer than 7-10cm. When they are fresh and young, they are delicious raw in a salad or grilled and eaten with a dipping sauce of soy sauce and lime juice. substitutes None availability Supermarkets, Asian stores

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soy sauce

soy sauce

description There are two types of soy sauce used in Burma. Dark soy sauce can be distinguished by shaking the bottle. It is thick in consistency and coats the sides of the bottle. It adds colour to noodle dishes and has a slight sweetness. Light soy sauce is a thin liquid, saltier in taste and…

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sago pearls

sago

description Sago pearls are identical to tapioca but they come from a different plant. The pearls are cooked and eaten with coconut milk or made into a sticky springy pudding. substitutes Tapioca pearls availability Supermarkets, Asian stores related recipes Burmese faluda, Sago pearls in coconut milk

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rice, sticky/glutinous

sticky rice

description As the name suggests the rice becomes sticky when cooked. It is made into a variety of dishes both savoury and sweet. The flour made from glutinous rice is also used in the crispy fritter batter. substitutes Short grain rice, pudding rice availability Asian stores related recipes Festival sticky rice, Golden sticky rice, Sticky…

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papaya

papaya

description Ripe papaya with its rich orange flesh has a soft, butter like consistency and a sweet aromatic taste. Known to aid digestion, it is commonly served as a dessert. The green, unripe fruit works well in salads or cooked as a vegetable. substitutes None availability Supermarkets, Asian stores

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