Mi krop
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Mi krop of Talat Phlu
Alternative namesMi krop sawoei sawan (หมี่กรอบเสวยสวรรค์; lit: "crisp noodles to god") name given by King Rama V[1]
Mi krop ror ha (หมี่กรอบ ร.5; lit: "Rama V's crisp noodles")[1]
TypeNoodle
Place of originThailand
Region or stateSoutheast Asia
Associated national cuisineThailand
Main ingredientsRice noodles, sauce

Mi krop (Thai: หมี่กรอบ, pronounced [mìː krɔ̀ːp]), also spelled mee krob, is a spicy Thai dish consisting of deep-fried noodles with a sweet and sour sauce. Mi krop means "crisp noodles". The citrusy, sour note in the sauce often comes from the peel of som sa, a Thai citrus fruit similar to citron.[2]

The dish consists of crispy fried thin rice noodles mixed with fried tofu, fried shrimp, pork, or a combination, and sauced with a mixture of lemon or lime juice, fish sauce, tomato paste, kaffir lime leaves, chilis, and sugar.[3] The dish can be garnished with scallions, bean sprouts, cilantro, chilis, and fried egg strips.[4]

The dish has a legend, when King Rama V visited the people by boat in the Talad Phlu area and smell the noodles that a Chinese immigrant named "Chin Li" (จีนหลี) stir-frying at that time. He stopped the boat, ate it, and very much liked it. This led to the dish receiving another name: Mi krop ror ha.[1]

In Bangkok, there are two restaurants notable for their Mi krop: Talat Phlu in the Thon Buri side, and Phra Nakhon near the Giant Swing and Bangkok City Hall. Both use old recipes from the reign of King Rama V.[5][1]

The dish was mentioned by Carrie Bradshaw in an episode of "Sex and the City".[6]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "'หมี่กรอบจีนหลี' สูตรนี้..ขายดีตั้งแต่อดีต". Daily News (in Thai). 2014-10-11. Retrieved 2018-03-23.
  2. ^ "Mi Krop – Thai fried noodles with pork and shrimp". Bonduelle. Archived from the original on 2015-04-14. Retrieved 22 Mar 2015.
  3. ^ "Mee krob | Traditional Noodle Dish From Thailand | TasteAtlas". www.tasteatlas.com. Retrieved 2022-02-05.
  4. ^ "Mee krob | Traditional Noodle Dish From Thailand | TasteAtlas". www.tasteatlas.com. Retrieved 2022-02-05.
  5. ^ "(ชมคลิป) หมี่กรอบร.๕ สูตรโบราณ อร่อยนึกว่าอยู่ในวัง ร้านมิตรโกหย่วน!!". Khao Sod (in Thai). 2016-06-06. Retrieved 2018-03-23.
  6. ^ "Mee krob anyone? Thais try to revive ailing cuisine". Reuters. 2008-12-09. Retrieved 2022-02-05.