Fresh veggies and aromatic ingredients _ from shrimp paste to chilli and lime _ ruled the day. With creative recipes and the art of decorating a dish, it's a challenge to sample an array of mouthwatering nam prik kapi, Thai shrimp paste sauce, from all 12 teams of people who competed in a recent nam prik kapi making contest.
The heat of the day didn't bother the entrants. They were busy preparing ingredients and cleaning up equipment to ensure they were ready for the competition. When the contest kicked off, they picked up garlic, chilli and shrimp paste, and made savoury chilli sauce in the hope of being the best of the contest.
"Nam prik kapi is one of my favourite Thai dishes. And we all love this simple dish in our home," said Cheerayut Kanokpodjananont, one of the very few male entrants.
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