When we were dating, hubs and I would go to Sunway food court for lunch about once a week. There was this lovely thing called Thai Fried Rice, which was shrimp paste fried rice, with some sweet minced chicken and a mix of spices. I don't know if this is authentic Thai fried rice, because it looks suspiciously like Malay style 'nasi kerabu' (herbed rice salad) but then again, Thailand and Malaysia do share a border. Unfortunately the stall closed down and we could never find it again in that form. Don't you just hate that?
Since I could not find the dish anymore, I took to making it based on a blend of recipes I found. I stir shrimp paste (belacan) in water, drizzle it over the rice, (and then stir fry it with garlic if I'm feeling industrious otherwise I leave it).
Finely slice french beans or long beans or garlic chives.
Finely slice chillis and shallots.
Fry dried shrimps till crispy.
Fry a thin omelette and then slice.
Marinade minced pork in sweet soya sauce, fish sauce and dark soya sauce and stir fry.
Assemble and toss.
Mmm, I just found Vietnamese mint today, which smells and looks like a larger version of daun kesum. (Google says kesum is actually Vietnamese coriander) If only I could get my hands on some bunga kantan, I'll be on my way to nasi kerabu, the most fragrant rice salad on the face of this earth. Here's apix