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David Thompson's interpretation of Kai Tort Nahm Pla Warn or Son in Law Eggs, is a favourite thai dish that's simple and simply delicious!


  • 1 cup palm sugar

  • 0.5 cup fish sauce

  • 0.25 small onion coarsely sliced

  • 1 piece dried orange or mandarin peel optional

  • 1 pandanus leaf

  • 0.5 cup tamarind water

  • deep fried shallot

  • deep fried Garlic

  • deep fried small or large red chilli

  • coriander leaf

  • 2 Eggs


  • 1.

    Melt the palm sugar in a small pot and simmer with fish sauce, the onions, peel and pandanus leaf for a few minutes, add the tamarind water and continue to simmer for a minute or so, until thick.

  • 2.

    Skim. Strain. Cool.

  • 3.

    The balance should be salty, sweet and sour.

  • 4.

    Break the eggs into individual bowls, and then carefully roll into a wok of hot oil.

  • 5.

    Fry for 30 seconds or so, turn and, after another 30 seconds, remove and drain.

  • 6.

    Repeat as required.

  • 7.

    Dress the hot eggs in a bowl with the sweet fish sauce, the deep fried shallots, garlic and chillies.

  • 8.

    Sprinkle with coriander and serve.

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