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Nuea Daet Diao (Thai Beef Jerky), Fresh Vegetables & Nahm Prik Kha (Galangal Relish)

This recipe comes to us from the kitchen of Chaowarat (Arte) Assavakavinvong, Head Chef, Longrain.

Arte was a regular instructor at the Neff Market Kitchen Cooking School which closed in May 2020.

Most specialised ingredients can be found at Asian groceries including Golden Dragon Asian Grocery within the market.



Nahm prik kha (galangal relish)

  • 3 g small dried chilli
  • 10 g long dried chilli
  • 15 g sea salt
  • 2 g sichuan peppercorns
  • 175 g peeled and sliced galangal
  • 100 g roasted garlic

Nuea Daet Diao (Thai style beef jerky)

  • 200 g beef skirt
  • 100 ml fish sauce
  • 20 g coriander seed
  • 5 g cumin seed

Fresh vegetables, to serve

  • 1 iceberg lettuce
  • 1 bunch fresh coriander
  • 1 cucumber, sliced



Nahm prik kha (galangal relish)

Toast small and long dried chilli till fragrant. Pound chillies, salt and sichuan peppercorns in a mortar and pestle. Add remaining ingredients, then pound until smooth. Adjust seasonings for taste.

Nuea Daet Diao (Thai style beef jerky)

Slice beef skirt to large thin pieces. Roast coriander seed and cumin, then roughly pound them. Marinate beef in fish sauce and spices for 5-10 minutes.

Take beef out from liquid, dehydrate beef in the oven, fan on at 65°C about 2-3 hours. Beef should not be too dry or too wet. Fry dry beef in a hot oil, or you can grill it. Smash cooked dry beef a bit then serve with galangal relish and vegetables.




Chaowarat (Arte) Assavakavinvong

Head Chef, Longrain

Arte’s career began in 2007 at Poppy’s Thai Restaurant in Camberwell. After completing his Diploma at the William Angliss Institute in 2009 he worked as Chef de partie at Seamstress Restaurant and Bar until 2011. He then joined Thai restaurant Longrain as a sous chef. In 2015 he became head chef at the Village People Hawker Food Hall in Fitzroy. During the past seven years, Arte also gained some work experience at Nahm Restaurant in Bangkok, participated in a small competition in Iron Chef Thailand in 2012 and in 2019 was involved in The Living Room at Channel 10, cooking with Miguel. Recently, Arte was appointed to the Head Chef position at Longrain Restaurant and Bar in the CBD.

Instagram: @chef_arte


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