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Calamari on Salty Egg ( Bla Mu Guay Pad Kai Kem )


This dish is fried squid & garlic onions shoots on a bed of fried salty egg yolks. This is just like the sea: saltiness with a fish taste.

4 Salted Eggs (Yolks Only)
150 gms Squid (Calamari)
2 Tablespoons Sliced Onions
2 Garlic Cloves
1 Tablespoon Shrimp Oil
2 Tablespoons Oil
1/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper
2 Tablespoons Fish Sauce
1/2 Teaspoon Sugar
Coriander Leaves to Garnish

1. Clean and chop the calamari into bite sized pieces.
2. Put oil into a frying pan, over a meduim heat. When the oil is hot, take just the yolk of the salty eggs and fry until half cooked, break up the egg yolks as you cook them, just like scrambled eggs.
3. Add the calamari to the pan and fry it for a few seconds more until cooked. Remove from the pan and place on a serving dish, keep the pan ready to reuse to make the sauce.
4. Chop the garlic and put into the pan, fry for a few seconds to release the smell.
5. Add the fish sauce, sugar, shrimp oil, sliced onion and black pepper and fried for 1 minute
6. Pour this sauce over the calamari and egg mix before serving.

Serve With
Thai Fragrant Rice

Comments (2)


Your website is great.I have a passion in cooking thai dish for my friend and family.I always look out for authentic Thai recipes and found your website very useful.I tested the recipe and it looks and taste marvelous.The salted eggyolk give a rich flavour to this dish.
Thank you for sharing.
Btw, I have tried a dish where the pork ribs cooked in dry greenish curry. Do you have any idea
what ingredients they use?


Hey there, this is a great recipe and it is something I eat regularly only never with calamari. I've had it with prawns and crabs before. Also something different is that the prawns and crabs were both deep fried first before pan frying with the salted egg yolk. This would work well with calamari too come to think of it but thats just my twist on things :)
Keep up the great work, I find your recipes an inspiration for me to try cooking more Thai.

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