"This is my version of a traditional Thai dish called lon, but I called it nachos," says Tikaram. "Still served with raw cucumber and cabbage, I've also incorporated cassava crackers for crunch, and with nachos people know exactly what to do. I use pork in this recipe although you could substitute chicken or even add chopped prawns if you like. Either way, it must be eaten with a cold beer."
Note Cassava crackers, Thai yellow soy bean paste and tamarind paste are available from Asian grocers.