Larb is a classical northern Thai salad which can include all kinds of meat or fish, but I associate most with minced pork. The meat is cooked with fish sauce and lime amongst others, and then mixed with chili and mint.
It’s the mix of chili and mint that I love so much about larb, as well as the Thai style mixing of sweet, sour, salty and spicy. These larb flavored bread sticks I found in Hong Kong must have been imported from Thailand, as it had Thai writing on it.
The sticks tasted very nice and savory, though I couldn’t distinguish between sweet, spicy and sour. What was nice was that the sticks were not dusted with powder, but had big grains of the spice mix on it, which would give small bursts of flavor in your mouth and stayed true till the very last bite.
Fear Factor – 0 / Taste Test – 8