HOT PLATES: DJ Maft Sai & SaNgaa Beef Noodles
Once in a blue moon, you meet someone who really knows how to eat. Maft Sai (Nat to his friends) is one of those people. Owner and curator of Studio Lam on Sukhumvit 51, Bangkok, soon led to the opening of specialist record shop Zudrangama on the same street. What may seem like a dream come true to some and a real-life game of monopoly to others, Maft Sai more recently branched out to his other love; food.
SaNgaa Beef Noodles is a Thai – Halal restaurant specialising in beef noodles. The recipe Nat has kindly offered to share with you is a 60-year-old family recipe from Mahachai, Samut Sakhon province.
As the restaurant itself is halal, Nat has carefully curated the accompanying mix of Thai-Muslim music from the Southern part of Thailand.
In Thailand, we accompany this dish with Nampla Prik (Fish Sauce & Chili). In the same way that salt & pepper is added to everything in the West, we add this sauce to most Thai dishes. It’s super easy to make – here’s my version:
You can pan-fry an egg (get it crispy) to eat with this dish (Thai Style). This dish can also be easily adapted for vegetarians, pescatarians and vegans. Simply change the stock and the protein.
The method for this dish is very quick, very easy and very tasty.