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Gang Kua Gai, Thailand

A dish made from chicken and yellow curry is on the menu at restaurants across southern Thailand, where Pratina Kross was born. Curries are the specialty of the house at her restaurant Dao by Meo.

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Pratina Kross: "We are a little Thailand here."

Pratina Kross was born in Songkhla in Southern Thailand. She moved to Germany when she was 30 to build a new life together with her five-year-old son.

Pratina Kross cooking at a wok (Photo: Lena Ganssmann)

Pratina Kross

Kross trained as a hospitality professional in Rheinsberg and then moved to Berlin. Her true dream was to open up her own restaurant. When a friend offered her the opportunity to take over his restaurant, she didn't hesitate for long. Since 2012, she has been head of Dao by Meo in Charlottenburg.

Dao by Meo in Berlin's Charlottenburg district

Berlin Charlottenburg, Kantstrasse: the neighborhood is known as “Little Chinatown.” There are more Asian stores and restaurants here than anywhere else in Berlin. Dao by Meo has found its place in the Asian scene, with its curries making it one-of-a-kind.


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Gang Kua Gai – Yellow curry with chicken

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 400 g chicken breast
  • 500 ml coconut milk
  • 30 g curry paste
  • 60 g pea eggplants (from Asian shop)
  • 140 g round Thai eggplants
  • 100 g Asian snake beans
  • 40 g red bell peppers
  • 40 g green bell pepper
  • 20 g Thai basil leaves
  • 4 T fish sauce
  • 4 T palm sugar
  • 2 pinches salt

Preparation:

Cut snake beans into 1-cm segments. Pluck stems from Thai eggplants, slice eggplants into quarters. Slice peppers into thin strips. Heat coconut milk in a wok or a large pot. Add curry paste, fish sauce, palm sugar, and salt, and cook for one minute.

Slice chicken breast diagonally in thin, 5-mm strips. Add to pot and sauté. Add snake beans and eggplants, and cook everything together for two minutes.

Ladle curry into bowls, sprinkle with basil and paprika, and serve with a fragrant, long-grain rice.

Restaurant Dao by Meo
Kantstraße 133
10625 Berlin
Tel: +49 30 37591414

Dao by Meo website

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