A mortar and pestle is the most iconic kitchen tool used in Thai cooking.
It’s not just about mixing ingredients, it’s about unleashing flavors in a way only this tool can achieve. Each pound and grind releases the natural oils and aromas of the ingredients.
A Thai meal isn’t complete without a spicy chili dip like nam prik kapi, whipped up in a blink with a mortar and pestle.
Don’t forget to try one of my curry paste recipes like Thai red curry paste from scratch.