Why the name, Street Cred? Well, it all refers back to my main objective for this blog: to go in search of the best foods I can find (and those that I love dearly), and to make my own home version of them. Therefore, my love of street food and ethnic culinary adventures will be transformed into everyday recipes for the home, most of them quick and easy.
1-5 small red chilis (I used 5 of the "birds eye" variety that I found in an Asian supermarket)
6 cloves of garlic, crushed or grated (or put through a garlic press)
1/2" of ginger root, fresh, peeled, and very very finely diced or grated
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tsp fish sauce
1/2 tsp sesame oil
pinch of salt
pinch of white pepper
Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl, mashing with a fork for about 3-5 minutes so that the flavors are well incorporated. Transfer to a smaller container for storage and refrigerate.
For Dipping Sauce:
Add 1/2 tsp of chili garlic sauce with 1 tsp soy sauce, 1/2 tsp hoisin sauce, and 1/2 tsp rice vinegar.
Optional: Add juice of 1/2 lime instead of vinegar